American Journal of Critical Care

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How will they learn?(Editorial)
July 1, 2008 ... By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.--Confucius Every day, she woke up with a sense of dread. Driving to...

Teaching communication skills to acute care nurse practitioners.(Clinical Pearls)
July 1, 2008 ... Conducting difficult conversations with patients is poorly addressed in the education of nurse practitioners and is sorely needed in acute care. Topics related to empathetic communication, "breaking bad news," communicating with "angry" ...

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers.(Clinical Pearls)
July 1, 2008 ... Pressure ulcers are a common cause of harm to patients, and even though they are largely preventable, they still occur at unacceptable rates in health care facilities. In this issue, Elliott and colleagues describe a successful low-cost...

Duration of mechanical ventilation after introduction of sedation and pain scales.(Clinical Pearls)
July 1, 2008 ... Adequate sedation and analgesia are essential to minimize the anxiety, panic, and discomfort associated with mechanical ventilation. * The Society of Critical Care Medicine's clinical practice guidelines for the use of sedatives and...

The power of clinical nursing research: engage clinicians, improve patients' lives, and forge a professional legacy.(Distinguished Research Lecture)
July 1, 2008 ... Sparked by the Institute of Medicine's report titled Crossing the Quality Chasm, research-based decision making has been emphasized for improving care. Patients should receive care that is based on the best available scientific knowledge, and...