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  THIS JUST IN March 2012  



An Evidence-Based Approach to COPD: Part 1
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, March 2012

This article, the first in a two-part series on COPD, outlines current guidelines and other evidence-based recommendations on diagnosing and managing stable COPD in the outpatient setting.

Evidence-based nursing: Zero HAPUs: Reaching for the moon
Nursing Management, March 2012

Preventing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) isn't an easy task because so many factors can contribute to skin and tissue breakdown during a patient's hospital stay, and it takes multidisciplinary effort to eliminate those factors.

Hourly Rounding: Challenges With Implementation of an Evidence-Based Process
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, March 2012

Introduction of an evidence-based practice change, such as hourly rounding, can be difficult in the hospital setting. This study used ethnographic methods to examine problems with the implementation of hourly rounding on 2 similar inpatient units at our hospital.

Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Through Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, April 2012

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a subset of hospital-acquired pneumonias and is a serious, sometimes fatal, complication in patients who need mechanical ventilation. This article presents a review and meta-analysis of the prevention of VAP through the aspiration of subglottic secretion.


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