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- Answers to CNE Quiz. // Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing;Jul2008, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p335
The article provides answers to the quiz regarding the development of a practice-driven, reality-based program for rural acute care registered nurses.
- Alteplase Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in the Intensive Care Unit. Smithburger, Pamela L.; Campbell, Shauna; Kane-Gill, Sandra L. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2013, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p17
Acute pulmonary embolism accounts for 50 000 to 100000 deaths each year in the United States. Because of the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, ranging from massive pulmonary embolism to small peripheral emboli, stratifying and treating patients according to their signs and symptoms is...
- End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring. Saint John, Robert E. // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p83
Presents questions and answers on end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring. Measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide; Site for sampling or measuring end-tidal carbon dioxide concentration in an intubated patient; Clinical significance of end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring.
- Ask the Experts. Alexander, Earnest // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p55
The article presents an inquiry about IV medication compatibility. The author says that the data regarding IV medication compatibility are not always clear. Thus, in cases of uncertainty or variable results, he advises to weigh risk and benefit of the medication and use professional judgment....
- Question to the Board. MacConnell, Grace // Dynamics;Winter2004, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p9
Presents a question and answer advisory on how to apply to scholarships being offered through the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. Partnership of the organization with Baxter Corp.; Availability of the scholarship to an individual or an interdisciplinary team who has made...
- Airway Management. St. John, Robert E. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p93
Addresses questions related to airway management in critical care nursing. Strategies that can be used to prevent complications associated with artificial airways; Transition from endotracheal to tracheotomy tube during treatment of respiratory failure; Clinical monitoring for pulmonary...
- Hematology. Clots Kill: Hematologic Pharmacology for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. James, Stacy H. // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2012, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p35
Drugs that work on the hematologic system play an important role in helping to limit the morbidity and mortality that can be associated with an acute coronary syndrome. The pharmacology of the fibrinolytic agents, thrombin inhibitors, and antiplatelet agents is described. A case study of a woman...
- IMPROVING RECOGNITION AND RESPONSE TO THE ONSET OF STROKE. Alspach, Joann Grif // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2013, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p9
The author reflects on strokes and its various risk factors such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation and smoking. Stroke is a significant cause of morbidity, disability, and death. It is suggested to call 911 to minimize the time between a initial stroke experience and administration of...
- Neurologic Assessment After Fibrinolytic Therapy for Myocardial Infarction. Mahanes, Dea // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2013, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p78
The article provides an answer to a question of how many frequent check-ups are required for neurologic patients.