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November 2018 - Volume 13 - Issue 6
pp: 4-48


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Mechanical ventilation weaning: An evidence-based review

Hetland, Breanna; Heusinkvelt, Jennifer; Krabbenhoft, Lisa; More

Nursing2018 Critical Care. 13(6):5-16, November 2018.

Mechanical ventilation weaning is an ongoing challenge in critical care nursing. This article reviews evidence-based guidelines on common ventilator modes and settings, the weaning process, complications, and symptom management.

Tactile stimulation improves consciousness and vital signs in patients with traumatic brain injury

YekeFallah, Leili; Aghae, Fatemeh; Azimian, Jalil; More

Nursing2018 Critical Care. 13(6):18-22, November 2018.

A study of 60 ICU patients with traumatic brain injury in Qazvin, Iran, showed that tactile stimulation could increase the level of consciousness and decrease systolic BP, diastolic BP, and respiratory rate in these patients, adding to the previous literature on this topic.

Addressing workplace incivility

Kisner, Tamela

Nursing2018 Critical Care. 13(6):24-29, November 2018.

Incivility on the unit can have dangerous consequences for team professionalism, staff retention, and even patient outcomes. It comes in many forms, including bullying, lateral violence, and passive aggression. Healthcare facilities should work to adopt a zero-tolerance policy and educate nurses on how to prevent and manage workplace incivility.

Angiotensin II for septic shock treatment: An update

Griffiths, Carrie L.; Jackson, Matthew R.; Hoke, Tanner J.; More

Nursing2018 Critical Care. 13(6):30-37, November 2018.

Septic shock can lead to life-threatening hypoperfusion, which often requires vasopressor therapy. Last year, the FDA approved angiotensin II for use in septic shock. This article explores the literature and nursing considerations surrounding this septic shock treatment.