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  THIS JUST IN December 2010  

Determining Brain Death: A Review of Evidence-Based Guidelines
Nursing2010, December 2010

Review the criteria for brain death diagnosis in adults, complicating conditions to rule out, the brain death exam, and more. Also, discover some of the evidence-based research highlighted in the 2010 update of American Academy of Neurology guidelines.

Good-Better-Best: The Virtual ICU and Beyond
Nursing Management, December 2010

Learn about telemedicine and the virtual ICU, including strategic planning questions to consider when developing or using this collaboration of technology and clinical expertise.

Research Dimension: Critical Care Nurses' Perceptions of Obstacles, Supports, and Knowledge Needed in Providing Quality End-of-Life Care
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November/December 2010

Transitioning patients from cure to end-of-life (EOL) care is often stressful and challenging. Discover the conclusions of this study which identified perceived obstacles, supports, and knowledge needed to provide quality EOL care.

Understanding Acute Pancreatitis
Nursing2010 Critical Care, November 2010

What causes acute pancreatitis? How is it recognized? What monitoring and interventions are necessary? Find these answers and more!

Topics in Progressive Care: Assessing the Cranial Nerves
Nursing2010 Critical Care, November 2010

Brush up on the skills you need to accurately assess function of all 12 cranial nerves. The included photos will help you fine tune your technique.

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