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October 19, 2009

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In Brief
The change in the reference standard for heparin may have clinical significance in some situations, such as when heparin is administered as a bolus I.V. dose and an immediate anticoagulant effect is clinically important. More

AACN wants you to "Share Your Best Practices in Building a Culture of Certification." More

Read new guidelines from the American Heart Association to promote self-care in heart failure patients. More

  Mortality for acute liver failure is as high as 80%. In the absence of liver transplantation, patients with nondrug-induced acute liver failure will either completely recover or die within days. Review the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, and more, to help you Take Action Against Acute Liver Failure. More
  Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses routinely monitor physiological parameters associated with secondary brain injury and ensure that values for these parameters remain within normal limits. Don’t miss this study which investigates Intensive Care Unit Nurse Characteristics Impacting Judgments about Secondary Brain Injury. More
  In the United States, the prevalence of CKD has increased to 8.1%, with hypertension being the second leading cause of end stage renal disease next to diabetes. Review diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment options in Pharmacotherapeutic Blood Pressure Management in a Chronic Kidney Disease Patient. More
  Where does nursing stand with regard to assisted suicide? What is the position of the American Nurses Association? What is the role of nurses in states such as Oregon and Washington? Find out in Nursing Ethics: Reigniting the Debate over Assisted Suicide. More
  Correctly identifying a preexcitation syndrome is essential because the wrong treatment can worsen the problem. Review Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and other rare anomalies, by reading Heart Beats: Understanding Wolff-Parkinson-White and Preexcitation Syndromes. More

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