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December 16, 2009

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In Brief
 
Visit AACN's Legislative Action Center to see the complete congressional directory, House and Senate schedules, key bill status, AACN legislative alerts, and more. More

Results of a study in the American Journal of Critical Care suggest that infection control efforts to reduce CRBSIs may be most appropriately focused on processes rather than on products. More

In a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, plasma troponin T levels were associated with an increased risk of heart failure and death in patients with coronary artery disease. More


CE OFFERING - EARN 2 CONTACT HOURS
  Patients with pulmonary artery hypertension often arenít diagnosed until 2 years after symptoms start. By then, significant damage has already occurred to the pulmonary arteries. Brush up on this incurable disease, and understand how to recognize it and help patients get life-extending treatment faster by reading On the Alert for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. More
   
INSULIN FOR STERNAL WOUND INFECTION?
  Diabetes can increase the risk of cardiac problems, potentially also increasing the need for CABG. Diabetics are also at risk for postoperative complications, including wound infections. Take some time to read CLINICAL DIMENSION: Prevention of Sternal Wound Infections after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with Use of Insulin Drug Therapy: A Review of the Literature. More
   
MAINTAINING HOMEOSTASIS
  Examine two common, potentially life-threatening metabolic imbalances and fine tune your knowledge of using arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis in the patient's plan of care. Donít miss Body Out Of Balance: Understanding Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis. More
   
WOMEN AND MI
  Did you know that about 267,000 women die annually from a myocardial infarction (MI), and each year, as many as 9,000 women who have an MI are younger than 45 years? Be sure to read Recognizing Myocardial Infarction in Women. More 
   
USE CARE WHEN TREATING AF IN WPW PATIENTS  
  The treatment of a patient with atrial fibrillation who also has Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome depends on his clinical presentation. Learn more by reading Heart Beats: Treating Preexcitation Tachycardias. More

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New Webcast: Prevention of Surgical Site and Other Key Healthcare Associated Infections
Learn how to reduce incidences and impact of surgical site infections, ventilator assisted pneumonias, central-line blood stream infections, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Free Interview Guide for Travel Nurses
View the handy interview guide and get tips to ensure your travel nurse assignments are rewarding experiences and more...


Learning Center
 
Hospital Acquired Conditions: Prevent and reduce the impact on your patients and the hospital:

The recent CMS mandate presents challenges to you, your patients, and the hospital. Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired conditions, including pressure ulcers, catheter-related bloodstream infections and surgical site infections, is not only critical to patient care, it is crucial to minimizing the financial impact on the hospital. Learn strategies to help prevent Hospital Acquired Conditions through free CE credit, webcasts and more

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