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- Contemporary bloodletting in cardiac surgical care. Jones, Ben // Annals of Clinical Biochemistry;May2015, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p417
A review of the article â€œContemporary bloodletting in cardiac surgical care" by C.G. Koch, E.Z. Reineks, A.S. Tang and colleagues, which appeared in the periodical â€œThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery" in 2015, is presented.
- When ICUs Are Understaffed Mortality Rates Go Up. // RN;Sep2000, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p14
Informs on the results of a British study which compared nurse staffing and mortality rates in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) from 1992 to 1995. Understaffed ICUs correlating with increase in mortality.
- CE Test. // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p32
A quiz concerning the nursing management of cardiac surgery in elderly patients is presented.
- Fast-track improves CABG outcomes. Cotton, Paul // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/3/93, Vol. 270 Issue 17, p2023
Features a protocol to improve the physical status of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Length of hospital stay; Mortality; Getting patients off respirators as quickly as possible; Preoperative education of patients and families; Administration of additional drugs...
- Pain Management in the Critically Ill. Stanik-Hutt, Julie A. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p99
Presents questions and answers on the management of pain in critically-ill patients. Ways to improve the quality of pain management; Assessment of pain in critically-ill and injured patients; Considerations in the administration of analgesic medications. INSET: Update 2003.
- THE EFFECTS OF MASSAGE THERAPY ON PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE ACUTE CARE SETTING. // SportEX Dynamics;Oct2010, Issue 26, p5
An abstract of the article "The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting," by R. White and colleagues is presented.
- ICU nurse-to-patient ratio is associated with complications and resource use after esophagectomy. Amaravadi, Ravi K.; Dimick, Justin B.; Pronovost, Peter J.; Lipsett, Pamela A. // Intensive Care Medicine;Dec2000, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p1857
Objective: To determine if having a night-time nurse-to-patient ratio (NNPR) of one nurse caring for one or two patients (>1:2) versus one nurse caring for three or more patients (<1:2) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with clinical and economic outcomes following esophageal...
- Interhospital Transfers of Acute Care Surgery Patients: Should Care of Nontraumatic Surgical Emergencies be Regionalised? Carson, Phillip // World Journal of Surgery;Dec2012, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p2944
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article regarding regionalisation of acute surgical care.
- Life after joint replacement surgery. // RN;Jan2007, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p35
This article focuses on the recovery period following a joint replacement surgery. The main objective of total joint replacement is to relieve pain in the damaged joint. Pain management is significant to recover fast after the surgery. Patients may be discharged from the hospital after three to...