DeVon and colleagues and Noureddine and colleagues describe and add validation for gender differences in symptoms for acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The American Heart Association (AHA) notes that clinicians and patients often attribute chest pain in women to noncardiac causes, leading to misinterpretation of their condition.
But both women and men may present with “classic” chest pain, whereas women may have a greater tendency for atypical chest pain, complain about abdominal pain, and experience difficulty breathing (dyspnea), nausea, and unexplained fatigue. Other gender differences related to ACS have been reported by AHA and others:
See Article, pp 14–25; 26–35
How well do you know the recommendations for care of a central venous catheter (CVC)? Labeau and colleagues describe the development of a questionnaire to assess nurses’ knowledge of this evidence-based guideline. The guidelines recommend:
See Article, pp 65–72
Because of the dangers inherent in critical care and use and...