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  THIS JUST IN February 2011  

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  FROM OUR JOURNALS
Preventing Never Events: What Frontline Nurses Need To Know
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2011

Create a culture of safety through best nursing practices. In this article, you’ll learn ways to avoid serious medical errors and adverse events, including hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).



Pain Solutions: Managing Chronic Pain in Acute Care
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, December 2010

Review the difference between acute pain and chronic pain and the definitions of addiction, tolerance, and dependence. Also, learn the best approaches for treating acute pain in patients with chronic pain, including the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship and individualizing the plan of care.



Visitation in the Intensive Care Unit: Impact on Infection Prevention and Control
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, January/March2011

In this article, the authors review infections found in ICU environments, look at how nurses have viewed visitation in the ICU, and reflect on what research has shown. The authors then describe the change to open visitation in their hospital and conclude that open visitation is not a hindrance but an asset to patient care in the ICU.



Managing a patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome PART 2: ARDS
Nursing2011 Critical Care, January 2011

Brush up on management of refractory hypoxemia - review pharmacologic interventions, interpretation of ventilator waveforms, fluid management, and more. This article is a must-read for every critical care nurse!



Research Dimension: Critical-Care Visitation: The Patients' Perspective
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, January/February 2011

Read this study, which sought to determine critically ill patients' satisfaction and preference with the restricted visiting hours in the critical-care units in a 435-bed acute-care hospital in North Carolina. Discover what patients really desire regarding visitation and the implications for nursing practice.




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