Genetics and Susceptibility to Malignant Hyperthermia
- Malignant hyperthermia. Neacsu, Ancuta // Nursing Standard;3/22/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p51
Malignant hyperthermia, also known as malignant hyperpyrexia, is a pharmacogenetic condition which can develop during general anaesthesia and can be fatal. The author suggests that more awareness of the condition is needed by ward-based nurses who are involved with patients undergoing surgery....
- 'End-of-life' decision making within intensive care-objective, consistent, defensible? Ravenscroft, Andrew J.; Bell, M. D. Dominic // Journal of Medical Ethics;Dec2000, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p435
Objective--To determine the objectivity, consistency and professional unanimity in the initiation, continuation and withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures in intensive care--to determine methods, time-scale for withdrawal and communication with both staff and relatives--to explore any...
- Coding for critical care: Timing is everything. // ED Management;Nov2008, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p125
The article offers instructions for proper documentation and billing of emergency departments' critical care division.
- From the Editor. Alspach, Grif // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2002 Supplement, Vol. 22, preceding p1
The article discusses the report about managing anemia in critically ill patients and the role played by critical care nurses in their care.
- INTENSIVE CARE UNITS "WITHOUT WALLS" - CONCEPT "OUTREACH. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2012, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p12
An abstract of the article "Intensive Care Units Without Walls - Concept Outreach," by Gordana DragoÅ¡ev, Petar MirkoviÄ‡, and Sofija AlijeviÄ‡ is presented.
- Audit Commission calls for improvements to critical care. White, Caroline // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/30/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7218, p1152
Reports on the critical care services in England and Wales. Cost of critical care in England and Wales; Mortality in intensive care units in England and Wales.
- New program puts critical care nurses on the scene. Ventura, Marissa J. // RN;Feb97, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p10
Focuses on the implementation by the University of Washington of STAT Nurse, a program designed to eliminate the need for patients to go to the ICU by offering nurses on-the-spot critical care support. Description of the program; Advantages to the patients and nurses; Future plans for expansion.
- Briefs. // Australian Nursing Journal;Oct2000, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p35
Presents updates on issues related to critical care nursing in Australia as of October 2000. Observations made by nurses from Flinders University in South Australia; Causes of stress among postgraduate critical care nurses; Emergency services for children with special health care needs.
- Malignant hyperthermia with normal calcium-induced calcium release rate of sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle. Takaya, Tetsuo; Ito, Kenji; Takiguchi, Mamoru; Ichihara, Yasuko; Sasaki, Junji; Kikuchi, Hirosato // Journal of Anesthesia;2002, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p70
Presents the case of a patient who suffered from fulminant malignant hyperthermia during general anesthesia. Medical history of the patient; Details of the surgery; Background on malignant hyperthermia.