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We may not realize it, but most nurses have frequent contact with domestic abuse victims. Shame and fear of reprisal keep many victims from reporting the problem. Caregivers' discomfort with the topic or unfamiliarity with its signs and symptoms can lead to missed opportunities to identify and help victims.
Saving a patient from sudden death starts with recognizing the dangerous ventricular arrythmia that precedes it.
Protect your ARDS patients from danger with perfusion, positioning, protective lung ventilation, protocol weaning, and prevention of complications.