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September 16, 2009

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In Brief
From the Institutes of Healthcare Improvement, success and lessons learned regarding Rapid Response Teams. More

New study suggests that critical care interventions should be tested on children and adults simultaneously. More

Study shows that angioplasty can be done up to 21 hours later with milder heart attacks. More

  Skipping insulin as a means of losing weight is not uncommon in the diabetic community. Read about the assessment, pathophysiology, nursing interventions, and psychosocial initiatives of interest to critical care nurses in Diabulimia: What It Is and How to Recognize It in Critical Care. More
  The prevalence of neuromuscular complications in survivors of critical illness ranges from 9% to 87%. Discover the etiology and pathophysiology of Critical Illness Neuromyopathy and Muscle Weakness in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. More
  What are the main triggers for ATN? What are the four processes by which ATN can cause acute renal failure? Learn these answers and more by reading ACUTE CARE ADVISOR: Interventions for Acute Tubular Necrosis. More
  Valvular heart disease can be challenging to recognize and manage. Brush up on your knowledge of aortic and mitral regurgitation and stenosis and fine tune your skills for Recognizing Aortic & Mitral Valve Disease. More 
  Don’t miss these strategies for increasing understanding and empathy. Be sure to read ETHICS IN CRITICAL CARE: Asking Ourselves and Others the Right Questions: A Vehicle for Understanding, Resolving, and Preventing Conflicts Between Clinicians and Patients and Families. More

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  • Pharmacotherapeutic Blood Pressure Management in a Chronic Kidney Disease Patient

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