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August 17, 2009

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Read the guidelines for critical care in pregnancy. More

Access evidence-based guideline resources to prevent hospital-acquired conditions. More

  Time for a review on tracheostomies? Fine tune your knowledge of indications, techniques, complications, suctioning tips, and more by reading How to Care for a Patient with a Tracheostomy. More
  Be alert for these causes of complete lung whiteout: total lung collapse, one-lung intubation, pneumonectomy, massive pleural effusion or hemothorax, and consolidation. Don’t miss A Case Report: Complete Lung Whiteout. More
  Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a serious complication of cirrhosis and could lead to hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, renal failure, and death. Brush up on the basics of this infection by reading Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. More
  Review the background, history, definitions, clinical features, and pathophysiology of TRALI by examining Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury: Clinical Features and Diagnostic Dilemmas. More 
  Read this study which looks at nursing leadership for patient safety in critical care and seeks to identify opportunities to improve that leadership. Be sure to read On the Ball Leadership for Patient Safety and Learning in Critical Care. More

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