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February 19, 2009

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In Brief
AACN's 2009 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition will take place in New Orleans from May 16 to May 21. More

The American Heart Association has published new guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. More

Brush up on medication administration through enteral feeding tubes. More

  Many new options are available to treat patients with heart disease, including less invasive surgical procedures. Take some time to discover The Future of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. More
  The signs and symptoms of cerebral aneurysm often are so subtle that diagnosis doesn’t occur until rupture occurs and subarachnoid hemorrhage results. Become well informed about this condition by reading Cerebral Aneurysm Rupture: Are You Prepared? More
  High-frequency oscillatory ventilation limits overdistension of the lungs and prevents cyclic collapse by maintaining end-expiratory lung volume. Review management strategies and monitoring priorities by examining High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Adults: Clinical Considerations and Management Priorities. More
  Though infrequently occurring, toxic megacolon secondary to pseudomembranous colitis has high rates of morbidity and mortality. Review the pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in The Identification and Treatment of Toxic Megacolon Secondary to Pseudomembranous Colitis. More
  Pharmacologic prophylaxis against stress-related mucosal disease is essential in critically ill patients. Update your understanding of different therapies available and learn the importance of your role as the critical care nurse. Don't miss Gastrointestinal Prophylaxis in Critically Ill Patients. More

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Coming in Critical Care Insider eNews March Issue:
  • Lung transplantation
  • Empowering family members in end-of-life care decision making

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