Critical Care / Emergency / Trauma

October 2015 Vol. 10 No. 10

Author: Sherry Evans, MSN, RN

In the midst of unprecedented change in health care, hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are attempting the impossible — increase both patient volume and satisfaction without increasing the budget.

My hospital is a busy 329-bed, county-owned facility in southern Indiana. The level-two trauma ED houses 28 beds and . . .

June 2014 Vol. 9 No. 6

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Which of the following does not help address issues related to post-intensive care syndrome?

a. Diaries kept jointly by family, ICU staff, and physicians

b. Post-ICU clinics for patients and families

c. Follow-up phone calls to discharged patients and their families

d. Reducing family visiting time during . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Nancy Hilton, MN, RN, NEA-BC

A study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention in states that decriminalized marijuana, although the overall number of unintentional marijuana exposures among children remained low. Read more . . .