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Cystocerebral syndrome

Rapid recognition leads to a quick reversal. Takeaways: Assess the full medical history of patients on admission, including bowel and bladder issues to reduce risk...

Adjusting sports drills to prevent concussions

A study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics reports that interventions such as reducing the speed of players engaged in contact, correcting tackling technique,...

Education improves ED care of children with behavioral special needs

A study in the Journal of Emergency Nursing reports that providing an education module improved the care of children with special health care needs...

Nurse spent 28 years collecting medical waste to create a massive medical art mural

Tilda Shalof spent 28 years as an ICU nurse treating some of the sickest people in Toronto. Over the years she collected medicine caps...

Recognizing risk for increased intracranial pressure

Mary Meyer, a 20-year-old college student, is admitted to the medical unit with flulike symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headache, and fever. Her neck is...

In-bed cycling safe for ICU patients

In-bed cycling starting within the first 4 days of mechanical ventilation is safe and feasible for ICU patients who are hemodynamically stable, according to...

Family satisfaction with ICU care

Emotional/interrelational aspects of care are integral to family member satisfaction with care provided in an intensive care unit (ICU), reports a study in Nursing...

Implementing a mobility program for ICU patients

More than 5 million patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) every year, with survival rates approaching 80%. But when they leave the...

What works: An ED goes vertical to improve patient flow and satisfaction

In the midst of unprecedented change in health care, hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are attempting the impossible — increase both patient volume and...

Recognizing acute hyponatremia

Sam Johansen, age 42, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit after 3 days of acute nausea, vomiting, and watery diarrhea associated with acute abdominal...