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Benefits of exercise training in heart failure

Exercise training reduces the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26%, compared with 10% in men, according to a...

Touch and go for a patient with a pneumothorax

The nurse’s high index of suspicion helps halt a life-threatening emergency.

6 surprising best resuscitation practices

Nothing is more important to the patient’s outcome than properly performed chest compressions.

Managing atrioventricular blocks

Not all AV blocks are dangerous. Find out which ones are and how they’re managed.

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.

Quiz time

Which sedation strategy for ICU patients on mechanical ventilation can help mitigate post-intensive care syndrome? a. Keep the patient heavily sedated. b. Use the lightest level...

FDA approved Adempas for pulmonary hypertension

On Sept. 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adempas (riociguat) to treat adults with two forms of pulmonary hypertension. Read more.

Enhancing patient outcomes with sequential compression device therapy

Use sequential compression devices effectively to help achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.

Obesity treatment devices resource

“Obesity Treatment Devices,” a section on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, provides information on the only two FDA-approved obesity treatment devices...

CDC provides resources related to MERS-CoV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released infection prevention and control recommendations related to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). As...

Severe hypoglycemia leads to a seizure

The team scrambles to save a patient with diabetes.

Is your patient at risk for cerebral edema?

Learn the telltale signs of brain swelling and find out which patients are most at risk.

Adult obstructive sleep apnea: Taking a patient-centered approach

Sleep apnea causes sleep deprivation and, over time, can lead to serious physiologic changes.