EB65: Clinical Nurse Specialist Influence on Safe Management of Hospitalized Pulmonary Hypertension Patients Requiring Prostac
- EB118: Targeting Hypoglycemia Reduction With Use of Insulin Infusions. Richter, Lynette; Browning, Melissa; Kleinpell, Ruth // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, pe49
No abstract available.
- EB119: The Effect of Bispectral Index Monitoring on Outcomes of Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation With Continuous Sedative Infusion. McCarthy, Karen; Arrendell, Susan; Roderman, Nicki // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, pe50
No abstract available.
- Safety Recommendations for Administering Intravenous Prostacyclins in the Hospital. KINGMAN, MARTHA S.; CHIN, KELLY // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2013, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p32
Prostacyclins are a high-risk category of continuous intravenous infusions increasingly used in hospitals to treat advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare condition characterized by vasoconstriction and vascular proliferation of the pulmonary arteries. Prostacyclins are given in doses...
- Daily Interruptions of Sedation: A Clinical Approach to Improve Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients. Berry, Elizabeth; Zecca, Heather // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2012, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p43
The continuous infusion of sedative agents is often necessary for critically ill patients. However, it has been associated with several disadvantages. Numerous interventions to reduce these risks have been evaluated, including the practice of interrupting sedative infusions on a daily basis. A...
- EB113 The Pressure Is On: Nurse-Managed Initiative to Identify and Reduce Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pe64
An abstract of the article "The Pressure Is On: Nurse-Managed Initiative to Identify and Reduce Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit," by Gina Knorr, Betsy Fisher, Patricia Kell, Sharon Schromsky, Mandalyn Schwarz and Samantha Young is presented.
- Hiring Appropriate Providers for Different Populations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. Haut, Cathy; Madden, Maureen // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2015, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p16
Acute care nurse practitioners, prepared as providers for a variety of populations of patients, continue to make substantial contributions to health care. Evidence indicates shorter stays, higher satisfaction among patients, increased work efficiency, and higher quality outcomes when acute care...
- Epoprostenol. // Reactions Weekly;5/13/2006, Issue 1101, p9
The article presents a case study of three patients who developed recurrent intravenous-catheter associated sepsis and antibody deficiency on being treated with epoprostenol for pulmonary hypertension.
- Epoprostenol Use for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the Palliative Care Setting. Wozencraft, Colin P.; Coyne, Patrick J.; Grinnan, Daniel C.; Morel, Thomas D.; Muzevich, Katie M.; Smith, Thomas J. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;May2012, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p619
Prostacyclin analogues such as epoprostenol (FlolanÂ®) are commonly used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, their complex administration and significant cost may limit the access that patients with PAH have to palliative and hospice care. We herein report our...
- lock, saline. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1360
A definition of the term "lock, saline," which refers to an intravenous portal used for medication infusions, is presented.