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July 16, 2009

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In Brief
View videotaped sessions from the 2009 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition. More

Read the new asthma assessment guidelines recommended by the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. More

Preliminary study shows benefits of polymyxin B on hemodynamics and organ dysfunction in patients with severe sepsis and/or septic shock from intra-abdominal gram-negative infections. More

  An examination of the nurse-physician relationship from a different angle -- discover what residents think by reading Original Research: 'It Depends': Medical Residents' Perspectives on Working with Nurses. More
  Maintaining glucose levels between 80 and 110 mg/dl is beneficial for critically ill patients both with and without a history of diabetes, but this practice is not without risk. Find out more about the Impact of Intravenous Insulin Protocols on Hypoglycemia, Patient Safety, and Nursing Workload. More
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  Review anemia, its treatment, and complications associated with transfusions. Don’t miss Seeing Red: Complications of Blood Transfusions. More
  Placing a patient in the prone position allows dependent lung areas to expand, increasing oxygenation. Learn how to perform this intervention safely and effectively by reading Prone Positioning: Improving Oxygenation in Patients with ARDS. More 
  Are you an acute care NP or thinking of becoming one? Learn all that this role has to offer by examining ISSUES IN ADVANCED PRACTICE: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner as Hospitalist: Role Description. More

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