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March 16, 2010

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In Brief
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The Effect of Multidisciplinary Care Teams on Intensive Care Unit Mortality More

The relationship between knowledge and clinical performance in novice and experienced critical care nurses More

  Infectious diseases will not go away. Learn about 3 Bad Bugs prevalent in hospitalized patients - Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, and infections that result from antimicrobial therapy, such as Clostridium difficile. More
  Human patient simulators now have "real" physiologic responses to care such as changes in heart sounds, breath sounds, bowel sounds, cardiac rhythms, palpable pulses, and more. Learn about the benefits to this learning modality by exploring Technology Today: Human Patient Simulation in Critical Care. More
  Critical thinking is an essential component of critical care nursing. How does one become a critical thinker? How does one teach critical thinking? Find these answers and more by reading Assessing and Developing Critical-Thinking Skills in the Intensive Care Unit. More
  Critically ill patients often develop stress-induced hyperglycemia and this complication contributes to increased mortality and morbidity. Is intensive insulin therapy the answer? Don't miss A Literature Review of Intensive Insulin Therapy and Mortality in Critically Ill Patients. More 
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  • Leadership DIMENSION: Candidly Critical Real-Life Critical Care Nursing, Part 2

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