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January 18, 2010

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In Brief
AACN now has a CCRN Adult Self-Assessment Exam available for purchase to help prepare you for success. More

Posttransplant survival not diminished in heart transplant recipients bridged with implantable LVADs - read the abstract. More

Skin preparations reduce risk of surgical-site infections. More

  Studies have shown weaning protocols to be effective and safe. Learn how a leadership team at one facility established and implemented a weaning protocol to reduce length of stay and healthcare-associated costs. Be sure to read Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Ventilator-Weaning and Sedation Protocol in a Community Intensive Care Unit. More
  ICP is the pressure inside the cranium and is the result of blood, tissue, and CSF circulating in the ventricles and subarachnoid space. Review the basics of ICP monitoring by reading Keeping The Balance: Understanding Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. More
  Make sure you have the most current information on the treatments available for ingested-poison toxicities and snakebites. Don't miss Emergency: Poison Control Therapy. More
  Brush up on the pathophysiology and research supporting the use of induced mild hypothermia following cardiac arrest and review nursing considerations for these patients by reading Induced Moderate Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest. More 
  What is often the first sign of sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome? Yes - fever. Be sure to read Evidence-Based Practice: Fever Evaluation and Early Recognition of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in Critical Care Patients. More

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