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  THIS JUST IN April 2011  



Stay out of court with proper documentation
Nursing2011, April 2011

Inaccurate or incomplete nursing documentation can mean serious trouble for your patients. It can also mean serious trouble for you if you're ever involved in a lawsuit. Review practical guidelines to help you document your assessments and interventions completely, accurately, and concisely.

Research Dimension: Off-Peak Nurse Staffing: Critical-Care Nurses Speak
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, January/February 2011

The risk for mortality increases for patients at night and on the weekend in hospitals. This study contributes the type of information needed to better understand the organization of nursing units and nurse staffing on outcomes.

Does Proper Design of an Intensive Care Unit Affect Compliance With Isolation Practices?
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, January/March2011

End users should be included when developing a unit design because they are the ones who “live” on the unit and know what does or does not work during patient care. Read more about creating units that are clinically functional and safer for the patient.

The role of hemodynamics in sepsis
Nursing2011 Critical Care, March 2011

Treatment for sepsis and severe sepsis is time-sensitive. Review hemodynamic patterns seen and the treatments provided in each stage.

Recognizing pulmonary hypertension on the ECG
Nursing2011 Critical Care, March 2011

Pulmonary hypertension can cause increased P wave amplitude, an increased height of the R wave in lead V1, right axis deviation, and a right bundle-branch block. Learn more about this supportive evidence of pulmonary hypertension.


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