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January 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 1
pp: 4-48

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Nursing care and considerations

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing Critical Care. 15(1):6-14, January 2020.

This neurodegenerative disease is rapidly progressive and always fatal, although treatment can help ...

Confidently caring for critically ill overweight and obese adults

Pritts, Wanda

Nursing Critical Care. 15(1):16-22, January 2020.

One in four critically ill patients is classified as extremely obese. The bariatric patient presents...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: New hope for an old disease

Larkin, Gail; Bellomo, Tamara; Caze, Lenel

Nursing Critical Care. 15(1):28-36, January 2020.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common congenital heart disease, is the leading cause of sudden...

Evaluating the Evidence


Determining the level of evidence: Nonexperimental research designs

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing Critical Care. 15(1):24-27, January 2020.

The next installment in this series provides critical care nurses with guidance to identify key feat...