Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Takeaways Cardiogenic pulmonary edema can occur secondary to acute decompensated heart failure. Treatment should focus on reducing preload and afterload. (more…)

Hypertension update: Implications for nursing practice

Following the current guidelines helps ensure patients achieve treatment goals.  Takeaways Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure of ≥130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure of ≥80 mmHg.…

Improving hypertension self-management in older adults

Nurses’ role in medication and lifestyle modification adherence.  Takeaways: Nonadherence to antihypertensive medications and lifestyle modifications is a major cause of poorly controlled hypertension in older adults. Nurses…

New guideline for treating hypertension

The Annals of Internal Medicine has published a new guideline on the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults 60 years or older and target blood pressure goals. Read…
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Secondary prevention of stroke

Every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the United States. This translates to approximately 795,000 strokes annually; of these, about 25% are recurrent strokes. Although stroke has declined…
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Take Note – June 2008

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals       HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found that failure to rescue and other patient safety…

Take Note – Sept/Oct 2009

Patients lose when nurse staffing is insufficient Heavy workloads and insufficient staffing affect patient care, according to about 2,000 nurses surveyed worldwide by the International Council of Nurses…

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