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  THIS JUST IN October 2011  

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  FROM OUR JOURNALS

Midlevel Health Providers Impact on ICU Length of Stay, Patient Satisfaction, Mortality, and Resource Utilization
Journal of Trauma Nursing, July/September 2011

The results of this systematic review support vitally needed research investigating midlevel practitioner impact on adult ICU outcomes, including patient satisfaction, length of stay, mortality, and resource utilization.



Sleep Disturbances and Fatigue in Critically Ill Patients
AACN Advanced Critical Care, July/September 2011

Nurses are well-positioned to identify issues that affect sleep in critical care units. In this article, review the literature related to the occurrence, etiology, and risk factors of sleep disturbance and fatigue; and discover assessment and management options in critically ill adults.



Ischemic Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke: A Case Study
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, July/September 2011

An ischemic stroke involves the acute occlusion of one of the intracranial vessels that results in reduced blood flow to the affected portion of the brain. This case presentation includes more about the pathophysiology of an ischemic stroke and outlines established management guidelines.



Family Conference in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, September/October 2011

Involvement of family and friends is an important component of patient-centered care. This article reviews research studies related to family conferences and meetings in adult and pediatric patients in the intensive care unit.



Pan-drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii:The new MRSA?
Nursing2011 Critical Care, September 2011

Pan-drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii can cause serious infection involving multiple organ systems. Discover the facts about risk factors, treatment, and more, including a three-pronged approach to containment.




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