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Pain Management / Sedation

August 2012 Vol. 7 No. 8

Author: Naté Guyton, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, NEA-BC

On Aug. 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about risk of death from postop codeine use in children following tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. The warning resulted from reports of three deaths and one life-threatening case of respiratory depression. Read more . . .

August 2012 Vol. 7 No. 8

Author: Naté Guyton, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, NEA-BC

On Aug. 8, The Joint Commission released the Sentinel Event Alert, “Safe use of opioids in hospitals.” The Alert warns of opioid-induced respirator depression and offers strategies for avoiding accidental opioid overuse, including screening patients for respiratory depression risk factors, assessing history of analgesic use and abuse, and using . . .

June 2012 Vol. 7 No. 6

Author: Jill Sturm, BSN, RN, CCRN; Andrea Mitchell, BSN, RN, CCRN; and Lisa King, BSN, RN, CCRN

What does SWAT stand for?

So Where Are They?
Smart, Witty, and Talented?
Smiling, Willing, Able, Technical?

At the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), SWAT stands for a Specialized Workforce for Acute Transport. We are a dedicated transport team whose mission is to provide safe, respectful, and expert short . . .

September 2011 Vol. 6 No. 9

Author: Multiple Authors

By Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN
Advances in battlefield trauma management have significantly improved survival among military personnel injured in the current Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, compared to soldiers wounded in previous wars. Yet soldiers with serious combat injuries face devastating life-altering effects, such as major limb deformities . . .

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