How many nurses are certified on your unit? Does your institution encourage and/or support certification? Does certification make a difference in patient care and outcomes? In this issue, Kendall-Gallagher and Blegen explore the effect of unit proportion of certified staff on risk of patient harm. They note the following:
See Article, pp 106–116
Do you use high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in your unit? In this issue, Briggs et al describe their use of HFOV as a rescue maneuver for patients who are unresponsive to conventional ventilation therapy. They describe the following:
See Article, pp 144–148
What procedure for measuring endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure is used in yourunit? How often is it measured and who is responsible for monitoring ETT cuff pressure? How much does ETT cuff pressure change over time? In this issue, Sole et al examine the accuracy and feasibility of continuous ETT cuff pressure monitoring, describe changes...