Critical Care Newsline — March 20, 2008

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March 20, 2008

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1. Research: Evaluating MRI Safety for Specific Populations-Preparing for Pediatric, Geriatric and Acute Patients (Free Article)
2. News: Nexium Approved for Pediatric Use
3. Resource: Webcast of NIH Consensus Development Conference
4. Research: Palliative Care for Critically Ill Older Adults (Abstract)
5. Resource: FDA Patient Safety News
6. Reminder for Chapter Leaders: Have You Received Your LDW Confirmation?
7. Reminder: April 1, 2008 Is Deadline to Apply for AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships
8. Joint Resolution for National Healthcare Decisions Day Is Now Before Congress
9. Clinical Practice Resources
10. AACN Resources
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1. Research: Evaluating MRI Safety for Specific Populations-Preparing for Pediatric, Geriatric and Acute Patients (Free Article)
This article highlights which aspects of MRI safety for special patient populations should receive scrutiny.
http://www.jcrinc.com/fpdf/pubs/pdfs/PSL/2008/PSL%200308%20article%202.pdf

2. News: Nexium Approved for Pediatric Use
The FDA approved Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) for short-term use in children ages 1-11 years to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2008/NEW01802.html

3. Resource: Webcast of NIH Consensus Development Conference
If you missed the NIH conference focusing on hydroxyurea treatment for Sickle Cell disease last month, you can still access the webcast and abstract book.
http://consensus.nih.gov/2008/2008SickleCellCDC119main.htm

4. Research: Palliative Care for Critically Ill Older Adults (Abstract)
This article defines palliative care, discusses the complexities of caring for critically ill older adults and suggests recommendations for nursing practice applicable to these patients.
http://www.ccnq.com/pt/re/ccnq/abstract.00002727-200801000-00005.htm;jsessionid=HRhGnRHQsVpWv5TDyKJG22mjZR5TpQBfXfL5xXq3GpLRHvzJ1zkn!-667243907!181195629!8091!-1

5. Resource: FDA Patient Safety News
FDA Patient Safety News is a monthly video news show for healthcare professionals covering significant safety alerts, recalls and new product approvals; it also includes important tips on protecting patients. The March video is now available.
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/index.cfm

6. Reminder for Chapter Leaders: Have You Received Your LDW Confirmation?
Chapter officers and leaders who registered for the Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) at NTI 2008 should have received their registration confirmation by March 15. If you have not received your confirmation, e-mail chapters@aacn.org or call (800) 394-5995, ext. 365.

7. Reminder: April 1, 2008 Is Deadline to Apply for AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships
Registered nurses who are completing their bachelor's degree and those pursuing graduate degrees are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/Memship.nsf/vwdoc/bsnGradSchship?opendocument

8. Joint Resolution for National Healthcare Decisions Day Is Now Before Congress
In an effort to encourage all Americans, at all stages of life, to discuss important end-of-life medical decisions with their loved ones, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) and U.S Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA) have introduced a joint-resolution to recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day.
http://wyden.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=294646&

9. Clinical Practice Resources

AACN HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT STANDARDS
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/hwe.nsf/vwdoc/HWEHomePage

AHRQ WebM&M
http://webmm.ahrq.gov/

Quality Improvement Online
http://www.jcrinc.com/publications.asp?durki=9649

AACN PRACTICE ALERTS
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/practiceAlert.nsf/vwdoc/pa2

AACN’s LISTSERV FOR NURSE MANAGERS
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NIHMBL/

PATIENT SAFETY ISSUES
Tussionex: Reports of Life-threatening Events and Deaths in Patients Including Children
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#Tussionex

Patient Safety Links:
Joint Commission
http://jcrinc.co.mansellgroup.net/UM/T.asp?A2557.25634.1623.1.63602
Medline Plus
http://jcrinc.co.mansellgroup.net/UM/T.asp?A2557.25634.1623.2.63602
National Patient Safety Foundation
http://jcrinc.co.mansellgroup.net/UM/T.asp?A2557.25634.1623.3.63602

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Newsletter
http://www.ismp.org/Newsletters/nursing/default.asp

AHRQ Patient Safety Network
http://psnet.ahrq.gov

GUIDELINES
Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain Oxygen Monitoring and Thresholds
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?view_id=1&doc_id=10998

Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Cerebral Perfusion Thresholds
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?view_id=1&doc_id=10997

Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?view_id=1&doc_id=10993

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Impact of Organisms on Clinical Resolution and Medical Resources Utilization (Abstract)
http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/3/625?etoc

Family Member Satisfaction With End-of-Life Decision Making in the ICU (Abstract)
http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/3/704?etoc

Predictors and Early and Late Outcomes of Respiratory Failure in Contemporary Cardiac Surgery (Abstract)
http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/3/713

Famotidine Versus Pantoprazole for Preventing Bleeding in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract of Critically Ill Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation (Abstract)
http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/2/142?etoc

10. AACN Resources

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Reminders:

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NTI 2008 Housing Bureau
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Reclaiming Our Priorities Theme Resources
http://www.aacn.org/aacn/aacnhome.nsf/vwdoc/ROP

High Performer Workshop March 26 Highlights Upcoming Changes to NQF-endorsed Safe Practices
http://www.safetyleaders.org/pages/workshopsWebinars.jsp

2008 Trends in Trauma and Cardiovascular Nursing Conference April 7-10, 2008
http://www.aacn.org/trends

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