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Jun 15, 2009

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In Brief
Longer time window for treatment of acute ischemic stroke with tPA. More

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The Joint Commission guide to assess hand hygiene compliance. More

  Acute coronary syndrome describes any condition characterized by signs and symptoms of sudden myocardial ischemia, such as unstable angina, non--ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Brush up on risk factors, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and more by reading Acute Coronary Syndrome. More
  The term medical futility is subjective, but most health care providers understand it to mean that further treatment would not benefit the patient and may even prolong the dying process. Ethical conflicts arise when the patient or family desires continued treatment. Take some time to read Medical Futility: A Paradigm as Old as Hippocrates. More
  The five aspects of the central catheter bundle are hand hygiene, maximum barrier precautions upon insertion, chlorhexidine skin antisepsis, optimal catheter site selection (subclavian site preferred), and daily assessment of catheter necessity. Read more, including other techniques and strategies in A Broad-Spectrum Look at Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections: Many Aspects, Many Populations. More
  Agitation in an ICU patient is associated with prolonged hospitalization. Review the basics of anxiety, agitation, and delirium along with available treatment options. Also, gain a deeper understanding of Treating Agitation with Dexmedetomidine in the ICU. More 
  What is a normal anion gap? What is the difference between non-anion-gap acidosis and high-anion-gap acidosis? Learn these answers and more by exploring DIAGNOSTIC UPDATE: Assessing the Anion Gap. More

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