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Weapon use predicts subsequent abuse incidents

Women are up to 83% more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse...

Recovery lessons from the Sandy Hook trauma

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse...
neurologic

Act fast when new neurologic deficits arise

Alert clinicians take immediate steps to eliminate a life threatening epidural hematoma.

Study: Distracted driving more lethal

According to a recent study, from 2005 to 2010, the national number of pedestrians struck and killed by distracted drivers increased from 344 to...

Study: No same-day play for athletes with concussion symptoms

Any athlete with concussion symptoms should not be allowed to return to play on the same day, according to the latest consensus statement on...

From our readers: My first code—A retrospective report of a premature promotion and a...

The elevator’s walls were covered in bronze and silver raised metal squares that gave the appearance of a magic eye puzzle and smelled of...

Detecting, managing, and preventing pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) kills about 25% of those it strikes. This article explains how deep vein thrombosis (DVT) sets the stage for PE and describes how to assess, manage, and prevent both DVT and PE.

Acute traumatic coagulopathy: The latest intervention strategies

Our evolving understanding of how blood loss causes shock is changing trauma resuscitation methods.

When nurses speak up, they pay a price

Leah Curtin discusses the effects of whistleblowing on nurses’ lives

Study: ICU transfer timing affects mortality

A study in the American Journal of Critical Care found that transferring patients out of the ICU before or later an optimal time window...

Family initiated rapid response team

Rapid response isn’t just for staff. More hospitals are allowing, even encouraging, patients and their families to make the call for help.

Study: Functional problems common in ED elderly

Functional problems affect most older patients who go to the ED, according to “Profiles of Older Patients in the Emergency Department: Findings From the...

Battlefield nursing at the Boston Marathon

Three yellow balloons danced through the air, hovering over the finish line after being released by the bomb blast that brought the 2013 Boston...