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February 16, 2010

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  Variceal hemorrhage is a life-threatening event. Review pathophysiology and risk factors, and learn what interventions to take immediately and what further treatment options are available by reading Emergency: Variceal Hemorrhage from Esophageal Varices Associated with Alcoholic Liver Disease. More
   
IMPROVE STROKE RESPONSE
  Learn the American Heart Association's seven D's of stroke care and the algorithm for suspected stroke. Take some time to read the guidelines for Acute Ischemic Stroke. More
   
ADVANCES IN VAP THERAPY
  Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) affects 9% to 27% of mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care units. Important developments in treatment include a stronger emphasis on appropriate diagnosis and treatment with appropriate antibiotics, and new antibiotic options and dosing strategies. Read more in Managing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. More
   
CLINICAL SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSFUSION
  Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) can be a severe, life-threatening reaction occurring within 6 hours of a transfusion. In severe forms, it resembles acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Learn more by examining Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury. More 
   
UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUE SYMPTOMS OF ICU PATIENTS
  How do you adequately assess symptoms in someone who is critically ill, perhaps on a ventilator and unable to communicate? Be sure to read Symptom Identification in the Chronically Critically Ill. More

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Coming in Critical Care Insider eNews March Issue:
  • Human Patient Simulation in Critical Care
  • Assessing and Developing Critical-Thinking Skills in the Intensive Care Unit

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