Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients

Effects of perceived autonomy support and basic need satisfaction on quality of life in hemodialysis patients Purpose: Despite a growing understanding of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its determinants in hemodialysis (HD) patients, little is known about the effects and interrelationships concerning the perception of autonomy support and basic need satisfaction of HD patients on [...]

Clinical hypnosis, mindfulness and spirituality in palliative care

Clinical hypnosis, mindfulness and spirituality in palliative care In this article, I do not intend to present the many and well-known treatments for relieving pain and distress symptoms of the physical body, damaged by terminal diseases, such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis. In this article, I'd rather focus my attention on clinical hypnosis for subjects [...]

Mechanical versus manual chest compressions for cardiac arrest

Background: Mechanical chest compression devices have been proposed to improve the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of resuscitation strategies using mechanical chest compressions versus resuscitation strategies using standard manual chest compressions with respect to neurologically intact survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest. Search methods: On 19 August 2017 we searched the Cochrane [...]

Mechanical CPR: Who? When? How?

Mechanical CPR: Who? When? How? In cardiac arrest, high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a key determinant of patient survival. However, delivery of effective chest compressions is often inconsistent, subject to fatigue and practically challenging. Mechanical CPR devices provide an automated way to deliver high-quality CPR. However, large randomized controlled trials of the routine use [...]

Emergency Response in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Emergency Response in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Abstract As more surgeries are moving out of the hospital setting, effective emergency response in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers requires organized preparedness. Rapid, consistent emergency response can be challenged by their rarity of occurrence, fast-paced environment, and relative lack of resources. Anesthesiologists who practice in these settings must [...]

Secrets for Passing CPR/BLS Exams and Answer 2021 American Heart Association

https://youtu.be/eO3P4HaVQNM Secrets for Passing CPR/BLS Exams and Answer 2021 American Heart Association Welcome to my Youtube channel! I am a nurse educator who graduated with a Mastered in Nursing Education. This channel is all about bringing nurses and other health care professionals the latest evidence-based research and content, so if you are new here, [...]

Nurse Manager | Registered nurse leadership style and confidence in delegation

Background and aims: Leadership and confidence in delegation are two important explanatory constructs of nursing practice. The relationship between these constructs, however, is not clearly understood. To be successful in their roles as leaders, regardless of their experience, registered nurses (RNs) need to understand how to best delegate. The present study explored and described the relationship [...]

AHA Videos to Watch Before 2020 Ends

Bringing Science to Life: Introducing the New AHA Digital Resuscitation Portfolio https://youtu.be/Y43KdzK0IJI 2020 CPR Guidelines Science & Education Updates https://youtu.be/lO4rdC-fKsI Fresh findings on women’s heart health https://youtu.be/_3oKZT2lOw4 Healthy for Life Webinar – Implementation in Food Banks and Pantries https://youtu.be/J8gJFwAqC2s About the Empowered to Serve Business Accelerator https://youtu.be/HNToGk9JGS8 Candi Castleberry, VP, [...]

Pathophysiology of Heart Failure

Heart failure is considered an epidemic disease in the modern world affecting approximately 1% to 2% of adult population. It presents a multifactorial, systemic disease, in which--after cardiac injury--structural, neurohumoral, cellular, and molecular mechanisms are activated and act as a network to maintain physiological functioning. These coordinated, complex processes lead to excessive volume overload, increased [...]


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