Critical Care Advisor
This special edition of Critical Care Advisor provides you with relevant information that can be used in your practice immediately. American Nurse Journal is committed to delivering authoritative research translated into content that keeps nurses up to date on best practices. Articles are written by nurses…for nurses in all clinical specialties and practice settings. Read on to help maximize patient outcomes.

Critical Care Advisor

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Critical Care Advisor

Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female patient that was very ill with…

Tumor lysis syndrome

Quick action prevents serious harm.  Takeaways: Tumor lysis syndrome is an oncologic emergency requiring diligent nursing care. Uric acid nephropathy from tumor lysis syndrome can cause acute renal failure. (more…)

From surge plans to a culture of readiness

Translating scarce resource management into outcomes with impact. Takeaways: The more resource options available for day-to-day surge events, the more effectively hospital operations can withstand imbalances in supply and demand.…

Nurses, please don’t withdraw care

When I started practicing as a nurse in an intensive care unit (ICU), everything I saw and heard seemed so unfamiliar. Like on a long immersion in a foreign country,…

Thyroid storm: A cause for grave concern

Act quickly to address this potentially fatal condition.  Takeaways: Thyroid storm is a life-threatening condition that’s associated with a high rate of mortality due to its effects on all organ…

Opioid overdose in the community

You reverse an overdose in the community. Takeaways: Opioid use disorder can be seen in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and even in the community. Bystander naloxone administration is an opportunity to…

Maternal hemorrhage in 2020: Is your team ready?

Readiness, recognition, response, and reporting. Takeaways: Implementing a standardized safety bundle can reduce the likelihood of patient harm from hemorrhage. Working as a team during uncontrolled hemorrhage is essential for…

Care and collaboration equal successful organ donation

Nurses can work with the organ donation team to meet patients’ wishes and optimize donation benefits. Takeaways: Nurses and other healthcare disciplines must be knowledgeable about organ donation. Early identification…