Juan's Blog

Juan's Blog

juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP Guide 36,440 Views

Joined Nov 14, '06. Posts: 3,229 (43% Liked) Likes: 3,480

Adult Critical Care Update: New Definitions of Sepsis and Septic Shock

by juan de la cruz - If you haven’t already read or heard about it, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine have released a new document called Sepsis-3 otherwise known...

"A Case of Bad Blood"

by juan de la cruz - CJ is a 65-year old female who tripped and fell inside her home landing on her right side. She felt immediate excruciating pain in her R hip and couldn't manage to get herself off the floor....

Solve A Neurologic Mystery

by juan de la cruz - Solve this neurologic mystery: RS is a 70 year old, lady who lives independently in a first floor apartment in the city. She has no close relatives but has neighbors who know her very well and...

Whose Consensus Is It Anyway?

by juan de la cruz - Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) as we know it arose out of the trailblazing efforts of nurses from four separate nursing specialties whose individual histories were shaped by a common...

To Hell and Back: Demons of ICU Past

by juan de la cruz - Teresa, a woman in her 40's, a wife and mother of two young boys, felt tightness around her chest as she suddenly woke up from sleep. She was breathing heavily and bathing in a pool of sweat as she...

Case Study: Fever

by juan de la cruz - The following is a case involving a young male who presents with fever associated with respiratory symptoms. This is based on a real case. The events leading to his hospitalization and his course in...

ARDS: Should we be prone to prone?

by juan de la cruz - The buzz in critical care circles these days is the recent publication of the results of the PROSEVA Study Group in the New England Journal of Medicine. This European study begs to answer the...

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): My Personal Pro's and Con's

by juan de la cruz - The Doctor of Nursing Practice or DNP degree has been one of the biggest buzzwords in Advanced Practice Nursing. The mere mention of it creates a stir of emotions and strong opposing opinions perhaps...


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