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November 17, 2009

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In Brief
New study evaluates prevalence and factors of ICU conflicts. More

AACN to implement new CCRN test plans. More

Chlorhexidine reduces early ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients without pneumonia at baseline. More

  National guidelines and professional organizations have recommended allowing family presence during resuscitation and bedside invasive procedures, yet studies have found that only 5% of critical care units have written policies regarding this matter. Review the findings of one descriptive and correlational study by reading Using Research to Determine Support for a Policy on Family Presence During Resuscitation. More
  Beck's triad identifies physical findings consistent with pericardial tamponade : increased jugular venous pressure, hypotension, and diminished heart sounds. Learn more about this life-threatening complication by exploring Get the Blood Pumping. More
  Endovascular surgical neuroradiology, or ESN, can be used to treat brain or spinal cord tumors, arteriovenous malformations or congenital arteriovenous fistulas, aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, vasospasm secondary to subarachnoid hemorrhage, and stroke. Understand Your Role in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology. More
  Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is an interstitial lung disease which causes acute respiratory failure. Learn the basics about BOOP, including why it can be so difficult to treat by reading
CLINICAL DIMENSION: Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia. More 
  How can nurses ensure that adequate diagnostic information is obtained while maintaining fiscal responsibility? Read this study, which evaluated the utility and cost-effectiveness of the standard laboratory and radiographic screening panels used at a level-2 trauma center. Don't miss Cost-effectiveness of Trauma Diagnostic Screenings. More

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