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  THIS JUST IN January 2011  

Opening the Window of Opportunity for Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke
Nursing2011, January 2011

The recently updated American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care emphasize the urgency in acute stroke care. In this article, part 1 of a two-part series, you’ll learn about acute ischemic stroke - etiology, risk factors, treatment, and nursing care.

Clinical Dimension: Electrocardiogram Lead Selection Using Critical Thinking: Concerning Women and Heart Disease and a Case of Wellens Syndrome
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November/December 2010

Become more familiar with the issue of heart disease in women. Read this unique case study about one woman who presented with nausea and malaise and her clinical course and diagnosis of Wellens syndrome.

Leadership Dimension: Trepidation: A Family Member's Response to Shift Change in the Intensive Care Unit
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, November/December 2010

Have you ever been asked “Who will be the next nurse after your shift is over?” In this article, the author explores the experience of trepidation among families of critically ill patients.

Action Stat: Tension Pneumothorax
Nursing2011, January 2011

A patient presents with a tension pneumothorax. What must be done immediately? What further interventions will be necessary after initial stabilization of the patient? Learn these answers and more!

ESI: A better triage system?
Nursing2010 Critical Care, November 2010

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage system seeks to lessen the problems associated with overcrowded emergency departments, including understaffed and overwhelmed healthcare teams, which can lead to potentially life-threatening delays for patients. Discover the benefits of this system and how further research can help garner support.

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