I enjoyed reading “Evidence-Based Practice Habits: Transforming Research Into Bedside Practice” (April 2009:46–61) and I appreciate the information made available in this article. The 4 areas discussed in the article were very helpful for me as an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse; I am frequently faced with these issues when caring for my patients.

The section on positioning patients for hemodynamic parameter measures was a reminder of what an important step this actually is. Table 4 will be a good reference in my patient care and I will also use this table when I am precepting new staff.

In the section on renal dose dopamine, I recognized a lot of the information. Working in the ICU, I have seen a good number of patients receiving dopamine. Many times we have titrated this drug down and have been asked to leave it at renal dose. I have seen varied patient response...

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