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Should Bystander CPR Involve Rescue Breathing?

Should Bystander CPR Involve Rescue Breathing?

A study looks at CPR provided by nonhealthcare professionals and whether chest compressions without rescue breathing improves survival in cardiac arrest.......[Read More]
Implementing Delirium Screening in the ICU

Implementing Delirium Screening in the ICU

Is delirium in the ICU something that has to be accepted or can we reduce the occurrence of it?......[Read More]
Microbial Colonization on Surfaces of Intravascular Devices

Microbial Colonization on Surfaces of Intravascular Devices

Intravascular devices are indispensable because they provide safe, reliable vascular access. Unfortunately in severely ill patients many infections are caused by implantable medical devices.........[Read More]
Sleep Quality With Mechanical vs Spontaneous Ventilation

Sleep Quality With Mechanical vs Spontaneous Ventilation

Is there a sleep-mode for mechanical ventilation in the ICU?......[Read More]
Procalcitonin for Reduction of Antibiotic Use in Asthma

Procalcitonin for Reduction of Antibiotic Use in Asthma

Can serum procalcitonin levels be used to effectively and safely reduce antibiotic exposure in patients admitted for acute exacerbation of asthma?......[Read More]
Novel Spanish Translators for Acute Care Nurses and Physicians

Novel Spanish Translators for Acute Care Nurses and Physicians

As our culture diversifies language barriers become significant impediments to providing quality healthcare, and increased stress levels among providers. Read about new ways to overcome these barriers......[Read More]
Management of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Management of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Learn about aspects of practice that differ between acute care NPs and physicians that may affect patient outcomes in an ICU.......[Read More]
Prior Βeta-Blocker Use Linked to Reduced Mortality in Sepsis

Prior Βeta-Blocker Use Linked to Reduced Mortality in Sepsis

How does chronic beta-blocker use give an advantage to patients who subsequently develop sepsis?......[Read More]
Combination Antibiotic Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Shock

Combination Antibiotic Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Shock

Clinicians should adhere to clinical practice guidelines for CAP and sepsis and at least consider combination antibiotic therapy for CAP patients with shock.......[Read More]
Checklist for Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill

Checklist for Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill

Transport of critically ill patients is potentially hazardous. How can a checklist help reduce the risk?......[Read More]
Fever in the ICU: Control or Leave Alone?

Fever in the ICU: Control or Leave Alone?

Fever is a common condition in critically ill patients, but is it better to treat and control a fever, or should it just be left alone?......[Read More]
Prevention of VAP and Ventilator-Associated Conditions

Prevention of VAP and Ventilator-Associated Conditions

Does subglottic suctioning zap VAP?......[Read More]
Implementing Delirium Screening in the ICU

Implementing Delirium Screening in the ICU

Is delirium in the ICU something that has to be accepted or can we reduce the occurrence of it?......[Read More]
Use of Intravenous Iron in Anemia

Use of Intravenous Iron in Anemia

Use of intravenous iron in postchemo, creatinine 2.0 anemia......[Read More]
Steroids and Vasopressin for Advanced Life Support

Steroids and Vasopressin for Advanced Life Support

What impact do corticosteroids and vasopressin have on outcomes after cardiopulmonary arrest?......[Read More]
Critical Care Nurses' Perceptions of Futile Care and Its Effect

Critical Care Nurses' Perceptions of Futile Care and Its Effect

The frequency of moral distress situations perceived as futile or nonbeneficial to patients is significantly related to emotional exhaustion in critical care nurses.......[Read More]
Costs and Benefits of Rapid Screening of MRSA in ICU

Costs and Benefits of Rapid Screening of MRSA in ICU

Nosocomial infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have been associated with increased mortality and high health care costs. Will screening improve the situation?......[Read More]
Effect of Standardized Orders and Provider Education

Effect of Standardized Orders and Provider Education

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection that represents a significant challenge in the intensive care unit. Nosocomial pneumonia independently contributes to mortality and adds to both the length and cost of hospitalization.......[Read More]
Prehospital Aspirin Use and Risk of ARDS in the Critically Ill

Prehospital Aspirin Use and Risk of ARDS in the Critically Ill

Learn more about the relationship between aspirin and ARDS.......[Read More]
Simplified Severe Sepsis Protocol

Simplified Severe Sepsis Protocol

Can early aggressive IV fluids, with dopamine and blood transfusion prevent death in selected patients?......[Read More]