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https://read.qxmd.com/read/36804658/staff-perceptions-of-dying-and-death-in-a-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-during-covid-19
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Katie M Moynihan, Valerie Bailey, Dorothy M Beke, Faraz Alizadeh, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Jennifer M Snaman
BACKGROUND: Strict visitor restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have been associated with staff moral distress in numerous clinical settings, yet little is known about effects on perceptions of pediatric end-of-life care. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of COVID-19 visitor restrictions on perceptions of quality of dying and death. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey of interdisciplinary staff caring for dying children in a cardiac intensive care unit with flexible visitation allowances compared with published policies reported in the literature at the time...
February 21, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36775881/early-guided-palliative-care-communication-for-patients-with-covid-19-receiving-ecmo
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Safanah Siddiqui, Gabriel Lutz, Ali Tabatabai, Rachel Nathan, Megan Anders, Miranda Gibbons, Marguerite Russo, Sarah Whitehead, Peter Rock, Thomas Scalea, Raya E Kheirbek
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) combined with COVID-19 presents challenges (eg, isolation, anticipatory grief) for patients and families. OBJECTIVE: To (1) describe characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 receiving ECMO, (2) develop a practice improvement strategy to implement early, semistructured palliative care communication in ECMO acknowledgment meetings with patients' families, and (3) examine family members' experiences as recorded in clinicians' notes during these meetings...
February 13, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36750183/quality-of-life-and-coping-with-stress-in-relatives-of-patients-in-intensive-care-units-during-covid-19
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Zuhal G├╝lsoy, Tuba Karabey
BACKGROUND: Factors such as the thought of losing the patient, the uncertainty of the course of the disease, and the inability to obtain sufficient information about the patient are frightening and alarming for relatives of patients in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: To determine the quality of life and the style of coping with stress of the relatives of patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: This study was descriptive and cross-sectional...
February 8, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36635863/brief-narrative-writing-program-implemented-in-a-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit-during-the-covid-19-pandemic
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ryan Holliday, David J Ricke, Claudia Ricklefs, Meredith Mealer
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected health care professionals. Health care professionals have noted increased distress, psychiatric symptoms, and feelings of burnout during this time. Implementation of brief, easy-to-access psychosocial interventions might help health care professionals process stressful events, thus bolstering mental health. One such approach is the narrative expressive writing program, a 5-session cognitive behavioral writing intervention. OBJECTIVES: The narrative expressive writing program was instituted in a neurosurgical intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic...
January 13, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854915/lactate-level-and-clearance-as-predictors-of-neurologic-outcome-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Hannah Brux, Juergen Vom Dahl, Hendrik Haake
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest with subsequent cardiopulmonary resuscitation is common in emergency medicine and is often associated with an unfavorable neurologic outcome. Lactate level corresponds to the severity of tissue hypoxia and damage and thus could be useful in predicting neurologic outcome. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether lactate and its clearance can serve as early prognostic biomarkers of neurologic outcome after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 249 patients of the Kliniken Maria Hilf hospital who survived at least 12 hours after cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation between 2012 and 2020...
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854914/prognostic-conversations-between-parents-and-physicians-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Lauren Rissman, Sabrina Derrington, Kelly N Michelson
BACKGROUND: Up to 80% of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients experience new morbidities upon discharge. Patients and families rely on clear communication to prepare for post-PICU morbidities. METHODS: Surveys were given at PICU discharge to parents and attending physicians of patients who developed multi-organ dysfunction within 24 hours of PICU admission and whose parents completed an initial survey 5 to 10 days after PICU admission. Participants were asked about prognostic conversations regarding PICU mortality; patient post-PICU physical, cognitive, and psychological morbidities; and parent post-PICU psychological morbidities...
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854913/intrapulmonary-feeding-tube-placements-while-using-an-electromagnetic-placement-device-a-review-2019-2021
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REVIEW
Norma A Metheny, Stephen J Taylor, Kathleen L Meert
BACKGROUND: Intrapulmonary placements of feeding tubes inserted with use of an electromagnetic placement device (EMPD) continue to occur. OBJECTIVE: To describe circumstances and outcomes associated with intrapulmonary feeding tube placements during use of an EMPD. METHODS: A retrospective review of reports to the US Food and Drug Administration's Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database of intrapulmonary feeding tube placements during use of an EMPD from 2019 through 2021...
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854912/measuring-performance-on-the-abcdef-bundle-during-interprofessional-rounds-via-a-nurse-based-assessment-tool
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Andrew J King, Kelly M Potter, Jennifer B Seaman, Elizabeth A Chiyka, Bethany A Hileman, Gregory F Cooper, Danielle L Mowery, Derek C Angus, Jeremy M Kahn
BACKGROUND: Nurse-led rounding checklists are a common strategy for facilitating evidence-based practice in the intensive care unit (ICU). To streamline checklist workflow, some ICUs have the nurse or another individual listen to the conversation and customize the checklist for each patient. Such customizations assume that individuals can reliably assess whether checklist items have been addressed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether 1 critical care nurse can reliably assess checklist items on rounds...
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854911/extubation-of-patients-receiving-vasopressor-infusions-results-of-a-survey-on-statewide-practices
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Deena Kelly Costa, Hannah C Ratliff, Meghan Kelly, Hallie C Prescott, Elizabeth Munroe, Robert C Hyzy, Sam Watson, Corine Nowak, Theodore J Iwashyna
Current guidelines recommend extubation only if a patient is not receiving vasopressor therapy or is receiving minimal doses of vasopressors. However, recent data indicate that extubation of patients receiving higher vasopressor doses may be safe. This study was undertaken to examine practices regarding extubation of patients receiving vasopressor therapy reported by clinician respondents to a survey by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone Center. One-third of respondents indicated that they would extubate a patient receiving vasopressors, and one-quarter indicated that it depended on the agent used, but more than half reported that their unit did not have a vasopressor use protocol or they did not know whether it did...
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854910/receptive-music-therapy-for-patients-receiving-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Amanda J Golino, Raymond Leone, Audra Gollenberg, Amy Gillam, Kristelle Toone, Yasmin Samahon, Theresa M Davis, Debra Stanger, Mary Ann Friesen, Anthony Meadows
BACKGROUND: Live music therapy provided by a board-certified music therapist reduces anxiety, decreases pain, and improves the physiological response of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of live music therapy on the physiological parameters and pain and agitation levels of adult ICU patients receiving mechanical ventilation. METHODS: A total of 118 patients were randomly assigned to live music therapy or standard care...
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854909/declarations-on-patient-and-family-engagement
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Aluko A Hope, Cindy L Munro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854908/abcdef-bundle
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sara Grieshop
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854907/recognizing-patterns-on-a-resting-12-lead-electrocardiogram
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Mary G Carey, Teri M Kozik, Dillon J Dzikowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854906/clinical-pearls
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rhonda Board
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854905/use-of-whole-blood-in-civilian-trauma-resuscitation-is-it-better-than-component-therapy
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rochelle R Flayter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36854904/discussion-guide-for-the-golino-article
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Grant A Pignatiello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36587003/factors-affecting-psychological-distress-in-family-caregivers-of-critically-ill-patients-a-qualitative-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Amanda C Blok, Thomas S Valley, Lauren E Weston, Jacquelyn Miller, Kyra Lipman, Sarah L Krein
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers often experience psychological distress during a critical care hospitalization, potentially compromising their ability to function effectively in a supportive role. A better understanding of the sources of family caregiver distress is needed to inform strategies to mitigate its development and impact. OBJECTIVE: To explore sources of family caregiver psychological distress during a critical care hospitalization and how caregivers' experiences may differ by their anxiety level...
January 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36587002/comparison-of-prognostic-accuracy-of-3-delirium-prediction-models
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Hilde van Nieuw Amerongen, Sandra Stapel, Jan Jaap Spijkstra, Dagmar Ouweneel, Jimmy Schenk
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a severe complication in critical care patients. Accurate prediction could facilitate determination of which patients are at risk. In the past decade, several delirium prediction models have been developed. OBJECTIVES: To compare the prognostic accuracy of the PRE-DELIRIC, E-PRE-DELIRIC, and Lanzhou models, and to investigate the difference in prognostic accuracy of the PRE-DELIRIC model between patients receiving and patients not receiving mechanical ventilation...
January 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36587001/adapting-the-healthy-work-environment-assessment-tool-for-french-canadian-intensive-care-nurses
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Christian Vincelette, Christian M Rochefort
BACKGROUND: Self-administered instruments are used to measure components of work environments that cannot be measured directly. The Healthy Work Environment Assessment Tool (HWEAT) of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is a promising instrument. However, it is available only in English and Japanese, precluding its use in other populations and cross-national comparisons. OBJECTIVES: To describe the Canadian French translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the HWEAT (F-HWEAT) and to explore its factor structure and psychometric properties...
January 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36587000/nurses-perceptions-of-a-novel-rooming-in-program-for-infants-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jenna Shackleford, Jennifer Nelson, Susan Brasher
BACKGROUND: The transition to home for infants who require complex care can be overwhelming for caregivers. Infants with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) require advanced care management, so their caregivers must acquire extensive training before the infants are discharged home. Rooming-in programs have improved patient outcomes in other settings, such as the postpartum period. However, little research has examined a rooming-in program in a pediatric cardiac acute care setting...
January 1, 2023: American Journal of Critical Care
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