The Center to Advance Palliative Care has launched the IPAL-ICU Project to promote a paradigm shift in the way that critically ill patients and their families are cared for in the ICU. The IPAL-ICU Project provides essential tools, expertise, evidence, and resources to support the integration and improvement of palliative care in ICUs. This project is supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, and is available at www.capc.org/ipal-icu.

“Prevention of Torsades de Pointes in Hospital Settings,” a statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, has recently been endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. According to the statement, medications that prolong the QT interval increase the risk of torsades de pointes; these medications include antibiotic, antipsychotic, and antiarrhythmia drugs. The statement recommends that patients at...

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