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AT THE BEDSIDE Study Identifies Predictors of Sudden Cardiac Death Versus Surviving Heart Attack ertain cardiac risk factors may differentiate Use the direct links in this issue’s digital edition at between a patient’s risk of sudden cardiac, or use the search death (SCD) and incident coronary heart feature at to find these cardiac care disease (CHD), according to a recent study. resources from AACN: “Electrocardiographic and Clinical Predictors Separating Atherosclerotic Sudden Cardiac Death • “Cardiovascular Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive from Incident Coronary Heart Disease,” in Heart, Resource Manual and Study Guide for Clinical fi nds black race/ethnicity, hypertension, increased Nurses” heart rate and extreme high or low body mass index to be stronger predictors of SCD compared • “Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care to CHD. Electrocardiography” Related information from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., where the study was conducted, says it answers the question: Is it possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack? “For some people, the first heart attack is more likely to be their last,” so it’s important to fi nd ways to prevent it from happening “because their chances of living through it are not as good,” says Elsayed Z. Soliman, director of the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center at Wake Forest, in the study information. “Identifying specific predictors that separate the risk of sudden cardiac death from that of non-fatal or not immediately fatal heart attacks would be the first step to address this problem,” Soliman adds. The study concludes the “results need to be validated in another cohort.” C Sharpen your clinical knowledge and improve your skills! NEW! New Edition April 2010 C Core Curriculum for Progressive f C Care Nursing A American Association of C Critical-Care Nurses A AACN Procedure Manual for Critical M Care, 6th Edition C A American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; E Edited by Debra J. Lynn-McHale Wiegand, RN, MBE, PhD, CCRN, FAAN M IS ISBN: 978-1-4160-9987-1 The most comprehensive a authoritative reference on and progressive care nursing, brought to you by the AACN. This complete resource includes all of the basic and advanced information you need to know both in practice and on the PCCN certification exam. ◗ Prepares you to treat patients at every phase of progressive IS ISBN: 978-1-4160-6218-9 illustrated step-by-step format makes it easy to learn and An illustrated, step by retain each skill! Each procedure follows the same consistent pattern, covering everything from prerequisite nursing knowledge, equipment, and assessment through patient monitoring and care, family education, and documentation. This 6th edition covers the new procedures you need to know: Emergency Cricothyroidotomy (Perform and Assist) Noninvasive Ventilation (CPAP and BiPAP Masks) Intra-arterial Continuous Cardiac Output Monitoring Fecal Containment Devices and Bowel Management System Small-Bore Feeding Tube Insertion Using an Electromagnetic Guidance System (CORTRAK®) SL90935 care, whether in step-down, intermediate, or telemetry units ◗ Clear illustrations and quick-reference tables clarify difficult concepts and make it easy to review information quickly Get your copies today! Order securely at local bookstore AACN BOLD VOICES DECEMBER 2011 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - December 2011

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
AACN Boards and Contact Information
Dec. 19 Deadline: National Awards Recognize Excellence, Leadership in HAI Prevention
Box Office Hit 'Contagion' Raises Questions About Virus
New Privacy Recommendations for Storing Newborn Screening Specimens
Motor Training Can Advance Social Development in Infants With Autism
In-Hospital Mobility Benefits Older Patients
NSAIDs May Harm Patients with Heart Disease, Hypertension
Pain Code' Encourages Use of Maximum Dosage
FDA's Treatment Recommendations for Simvastatin 80
Study Identifies Predictors of Sudden Cardiac Death Versus Surviving Heart Attack
Study Seeks Initiator of Post-Trauma Intestinal Cell Damage
Australian Study: 'How Dangerous is a Day in Hospital'
In Our Journals
ICU Staff Composition May Decrease Burnout
Use of Manikins May Improve Emergency Care
Celebrate Certification
AACN Financials
From the President

Bold Voices - December 2011