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Critical Care / Emergency / Trauma

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

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

Women are up to 83% more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to study in Violence Against Women. Read more and read the study abstract . . .

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Anka Roberto, MSN, MPH, RN

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse and mother of two girls ages 6 and 4 in the Sandy Hook, Connecticut community, I am seeing firsthand the effects of psychological trauma among children . . .

December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Author: Nancy Duffy, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, and Shannon Bright Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN

According to a recent study, from 2005 to 2010, the national number of pedestrians struck and killed by distracted drivers increased from 344 to 500, an almost 50% increase. For cyclists, the numbers killed went from 56 to 73, a 30% increase. Read more and read the study’s abstract . . .

December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Author: Nancy Duffy, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, and Shannon Bright Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN

Any athlete with concussion symptoms should not be allowed to return to play on the same day, according to the latest consensus statement on sports-related concussion summarized in Neurosurgery. Read more . . .

December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Author: Penny L. Andrews, BSN, RN

Pulmonary embolism (PE) kills about 25% of those it strikes. This article explains how deep vein thrombosis (DVT) sets the stage for PE and describes how to assess, manage, and prevent both DVT and PE.

September 2013 Vol. 8 No. 9

Author: Amanda Nenaber, MS, RN,

A study in the American Journal of Critical Care found that transferring patients out of the ICU before or later an optimal time window increased mortality. Read more . . .

Author: Shawn Ehrig, RN, BSN; Ashley Smolen, RN, BSN;

Rapid response isn’t just for staff. More hospitals are allowing, even encouraging, patients and their families to make the call for help.

July 2013 Vol. 8 No. 7

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

Functional problems affect most older patients who go to the ED, according to “Profiles of Older Patients in the Emergency Department: Findings From the interRAI Multinational Emergency Department Study,” an article in press for the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Read more . . .

July 2013 Vol. 8 No. 7

Author: Kim Giroux, MSN, RN

Three yellow balloons danced through the air, hovering over the finish line after being released by the bomb blast that brought the 2013 Boston Marathon to a catastrophic close on April 15. We may never know who’d been carrying those balloons that day—the 117th running of the Marathon . . .


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