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Incorporating the 2017 critical care pediatric nutrition support guidelines into clinical practice

Proper nutrition support is essential to achieving optimal outcomes in critically ill children. This article summarizes the key points of the recently published Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient, which were developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Practical tips to incorporate these guidelines into clinical practice are provided.

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to surgical intervention. This article discusses various prosthetic valve devices and outlines TAVR diagnostic screening, procedures, complications, postoperative management, and nursing considerations.

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Update: 2017/2018 AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS guidelines

The American Heart Association released updates to its Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines in November 2018. This article summarizes the major updates from the 2018 guidelines as well as the 2017 Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines update.

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