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January 2013 - Volume 8 - Issue 1
pp: 4-48

Editorial


Heart Beats


Research Rounds


Topics in Progressive Care


Understanding endovascular aneurysm repair

Buckley, Barbra A.

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):10-13, January 2013.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm can be life-threatening, but endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) offers a ...

Pearls



Caring for patients with burn injuries

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Simko, Lynn M.

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):14-22, January 2013.

Caring for a patient with severe burn injuries offers many challenges for critical care nurses. Find...

Tipping the scales: Understanding thyroid imbalances

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):23-28, January 2013.

Thyroid hormones affect overall metabolism and electrolyte balance. Alterations in thyroid hormone f...

Acute carbon monoxide toxicity

Laing, Craig

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):30-34, January 2013.

During winter, the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity from malfunctioning heaters and inadequate ...

Sedation Vacation: Worth The Trip

Hogue, Michael D.; Mamula, Staci

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):35-37, January 2013.

Daily sedation interruption (DSI, also called a sedation vacation) can be beneficial for mechanicall...

Radiation, contrast media, and the pregnant patient

Rank, Wendi

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):38-42, January 2013.

Patients and healthcare providers often become anxious over the prospect of radiation exposure durin...

Understanding the heart-brain link

Overstreet, Winsome; Frederick, Murielle

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):44-47, January 2013.

Cardiac abnormalities can precipitate neurologic events in patients admitted to the neuroscience ICU...