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Keeping cardiac arrest patients alive with therapeutic hypothermia

Create a protocol for this lifesaving intervention at your facility.

Letters to the Editor – July 2007

Oversight not needed As a recent graduate of a nurse practitioner (NP) program, I appreciated your article “Retail-based clinics: New option for nurses” in the...

Using the FOUR Score scale to assess comatose patients

Move over, Glasgow. There's a new coma scoring tool in town.

PA catheter controversy

Standard of care in the ICU - or object of overuse, abuse, and misuse? The authors explain why they believe PA catheter use may harm more critically ill patients than it helps.

When closeness breeds cruelty: Helping victims of intimate partner violence

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.

Act fast against pneumothorax

Stop life-threatening pneumothorax with quick thinking and action.

Overcoming the fear of tonic-clonic seizures

A thoroughly rational approach to the most frightening of seizures.

Nurses respond to the Virginia Tech disaster

Nurses from Montgomery Regional Hospital describe their role in treating patients from the Virginia Tech disaster.

Recognizing ventricular arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death

Saving a patient from sudden death starts with recognizing the dangerous ventricular arrythmia that precedes it.

Derailing potentially deadly dehydration

When a dehydrated patient falls into a stupor and her vital signs head south, a rapid response team can help unit nurses stabilize her quickly - and avoid the semmingly inevitable.

Act fast against severe hypoglycemia

With quick thinking and immediate action, you can save this patient.

Care during crisis

ANA brings nurses, experts together to shape practice policy during disasters
The five P's spell positive outcomes for ARDS patients

The five P’s spell positive outcomes for ARDS patients

Protect your ARDS patients from danger with perfusion, positioning, protective lung ventilation, protocol weaning, and prevention of complications.

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