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  THIS JUST IN April 29, 2010  
Walking associated with lower stroke risk in women

Dietary intake tied to lower mortality from stroke, CHD, total CVD in women and from heart failure in men

Women experience more moderate-to-severe pain with movement than men nine weeks after CABG surgery

Early defibrillation boosts survival in cardiac arrest


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AJN, American Journal of Nursing - April 2010

According to the Joint Commission, standardized handoff communication is "a process in which information about patient/client/resident care is communicated in a consistent manner" from one health care provider to another. Inadequate handoffs have been shown to contribute to errors and can have serious consequences. Take some time to read Nursing Handoffs: A Systematic Review of the Literature.



LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March/April 2010

Talking about sexuality is not always easy. Discover ways to initiate the conversation and facilitate discussion by reading Sexual Problems in Cardiac Patients: How to Assess, When to Refer.



ECG CHANGES DURING COOLING AND REWARMING
Nursing2010 Critical Care - March 2010

Therapeutic hypothermia is recommended for unresponsive adults with return of spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in which the initial cardiac rhythm is ventricular fibrillation. Brush up on the ECG changes to be expected with this intervention in Heart Beats: Therapeutic Hypothermia and the ECG.



STRESS-INDUCED SYNCOPE
AJN, American Journal of Nursing - April 2010

Learn the risk factors and signs and symptoms of vasovagal syncope, as well as prevention methods to teach your patients by reading Emergency: Recognizing and Treating Vasovagal Syncope.



HEART HEALTH AND THE ELDERLY
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May/June 2010

Morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease increase with age. Brush up on specific ways for Promoting Cardiovascular Health: Special Considerations for the Elderly.




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