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Focus on…Critical Care

December 2018 Vol. 13 No. 12

Appropriate use of prone positioning can improve patient outcomes.
Takeaways:

In patients with moderate to severe ARDS, who are mechanically ventilated, early use of the prone position has increased survival rates.
Nursing care of patients in the prone position is challenging, as is the physical act of turning the patient . . .

July 2018 Vol. 13 No. 7

Strategies for implementing this policy change.
Takeaways:

An organizational model for change is key to successful implementation of family presence during resuscitation.
Nurses acting as change agents can lead a strategic plan with the goal of creating an ICU culture where family presence is a practice expectation.

By Carolyn Bradley . . .

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Krista Williamson, BSN, CMSRN, CNML; Lorie Gonzalez, MSN, BC-RN; Ashley Neusbaum, MSN, CMSRN; and Jaime Messing, BSN, RN

Although the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) has decreased, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an estimated 30,100 of these infections still occur in the United States each year, resulting in thousands of deaths and adding up to billions in costs. To reduce . . .

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