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July 2013 - Volume 8 - Issue 4
pp: 4-48

Editorial


Heart Beats


Topics in Progressive Care


Research Rounds


Pearls



Reaching out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning patients

Eliason, Michele J.; DeJoseph, Jeanne; Dibble, Suzanne; More

Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):14-19, July 2013.

Learn about family structures, legal issues, and ethical concerns for these patients. Examine your beliefs, values, and practices and review policies on the unit to make sure they're culturally appropriate.

Managing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Barto, Donna

Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):22-25, July 2013.

Are you up to date with the new guidelines? Catch up on recent changes to better meet the needs of patients who experience an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Cirrhosis: A complex cascade of care

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):26-30, July 2013.

Cirrhosis is a complex condition with multisystem effects. By understanding its underlying pathophysiology and how it affects quality of life, you can improve your patient advocacy.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia: Why does it still exist?

Evans, Sarah

Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):32-36, July 2013.

Here's what you, your patients, and their families need to know to assure that steps for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia are at the forefront of care.

Building infection control reliability

Sherrod, Brad; McQuaigue, Andrea

Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):37-39, July 2013.

Healthcare organizations can achieve safe patient environments and high-quality care by changing systems and processes to achieve substantial increases in reliable infection control practices.