Clinical Session

About 17.5 percent of new nurses leave their first job within a year. Without feedback from the preceptor, the orientee is not clear about expectations, which leads to more errors…

Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were developed as an alternative treatment for systemic anticoagulation and for prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism, Thomas Aaron VanDruff, adjunct faculty, Georgetown University School of Nursing and…

Fear of malpractice is common among physicians and other providers, but nurses can also face lawsuits for their role in patient care. “In today’s litigious society, nurses can become involved…

Moral distress can have a significant impact on bedside nurses. Attendees joined Natalie Correll-Yoder, clinical nurse specialist at North Bay Healthcare System in Fairfield, California, Wednesday, or they can attend…

Admission of pediatric patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) accounts for approximately two percent of all admissions to the pediatric intensive care unit. Patricia Moloney-Harmon, a clinical nurse specialist…

Critically ill patients often have complicated hemodynamics, and functional hemodynamic monitoring is a useful indicator for how a patient will respond to fluid administration. Attendees learned about fluid responsiveness, applications…

Talking about goals of care may not be an easy conversation to have with patients with incurable conditions. They often need palliative care, which can improve their quality of life…

Working in a fast-paced environment is the norm for nurses, and every minute that passes could be the difference between life and death. Reviewing research and determining if and how…

There’s no way neuroanatomy can be entertaining … can it? Well, leave it to a session at NTI to find a way.

What do button battery ingestion, mucormycosis and pulmonary embolism have in common? All three are life-threatening conditions that are managed in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) settings. Beth Wathen, Children’s…

Patients in the ICU often require sedatives during mechanical ventilation or procedural sedation. With so many agents to choose from, it may be difficult to find the best drug to…

Technology has become such a constant presence in everyday life, it’s no surprise that smart technology can be found almost everywhere — even at the patient’s bedside.

As a critical care nurse, you are inherently a leader. You lead at the bedside and throughout the ICU. You lead families through crisis. You lead fellow nurses to reach…