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Comprehensive Aquapheresis Education to Enhance Nursing Knowledge and Confidence in Caring for the Heart Failure Patient
Background: Because aquapheresis is a new and highly specialized treatment modality, many nursing curricula do not teach students how to operate and trouble-shoot its equipment. In order to bridge the gap between classroom ...
Follow-Up after Heart Failure Hospitalization: Attendance and Effects of Timing and Provider Type on Readmission Rates
Objective: The purposes of this study were to: a.) determine differences in demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical variables of adult patients with heart failure that attend follow-up and those who do not and to: b.) to ...
Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation: Evaluation Based on an Evidence-Based Treatment Algorithm
Background: Practice guidelines exist for treatment of post-operative atrial fibrillation (PAOF); however, no accepted algorithm exists to guide treatment.|Objective: To determine if patients treated according to an ...
Factors Affecting Heated Humidity and Condensation in Neonates Receiving Respiratory Support
The optimal goal when providing heated humidification to neonates receiving respiratory support is to mimic natural gas conditioning with core temperature at 37°C, 100% saturation with water vapor, and absolute humidity ...