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Weekend ICU Admission Linked to Higher Mortality Risk.

Patients with inadequately controlled type 1 diabetes showed significant improvement in glycated hemoglobin levels with sensor-augmented pump therapy than with injection therapy.

New resource, Focus On: Stroke, now available - includes the latest articles and CEs about stroke, plus PowerPoint slides and a handy Take5!

Registered nurse safe staffing bill introduced in Congress.




  FROM OUR JOURNALS


Transfusion Confusion
Nursing Management, July 2010

Make sure that you are educated about the evidence associated with blood transfusions and learn strategies to minimize blood loss.



Ethics in Critical Care: Ethical and Attitudinal Considerations for Critical Care Nurses Regarding Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
AACN Advanced Critical Care, April/June 2010

Increase your awareness of situations when deactivating implantable cardioverter-defibrillators may be appropriate.



Taking the Sting Out of Anaphylaxis
Nursing2010 Critical Care, May 2010

Anaphylaxis kills about 1,500 people in the United States each year. Review preventive steps, signs and symptoms, and critical interventions.



Research Rounds: Red Blood Cell Transfusion in the ICU
Nursing2010 Critical Care, July 2010

What are the potential adverse events associated with RBC transfusion? Understand the risks and benefits so you can provide safe care.



Trauma VAP SWAT Team: A Rapid Response to Infection Prevention
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, April/June 2010

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most common hospital-acquired infection among patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Review strategies for prevention so optimal outcomes can be achieved.




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