November 2011

November 2011
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Bedside capnography: Better management of surgical patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by complete or partial upper airway obstruction occurring at intervals during sleep. Untreated OSA is associated with oxygen desaturation, increased levels of carbon dioxide and cardiac complications, any of which may lead to cardiac arrest...

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GENs ARE GEMS!

Thank you for “Enhancing Geriatric Care in the Emergency Department” (Commentary, October), and thank goodness for geriatric emergency nurses! I work as a nurse case manager in the community, and we truly rely on them. Our seniors are often sent home from the ED with an unrealistic plan...

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