I was especially anxious to see this article published because I came to the same conclusion last year while doing a research review for med-surg. In fact, I thought the evidence was so clear that I was going to try to publish a paper about it as soon as I graduated. Now I've been beat to it!! So I am pleased to see my perspective validated by seasoned professionals, but annoyed that a publishing opportunity was taken away.
- Halm & Krisko-Hagel. (2008). Instilling normal saline with suctioning: Beneficial technique or potentially harmful sacred cow? American Journal of Critical Care, 17(5), 469-472.