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Nursing in Critical Care

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30701638/critically-ill-patients-experiences-of-nursing-care-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Leah C Kisorio, Gayle C Langley
BACKGROUND: Understanding critically ill patients' experiences of nursing care is an important aspect that can improve quality of care in the intensive care unit. AIM: To elicit critically ill patients' experiences of nursing care in the adult intensive care units. DESIGN: A qualitative descriptive design was utilized. METHODS: Sixteen patients who had a predicted mortality risk of above 50% within the first 24 h of admission to the intensive care unit and had been discharged to the ward were purposively selected...
January 30, 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30680873/nursing-staff-s-experiences-of-intensive-care-unit-diaries-a-qualitative-study
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Maria Johansson, Ingrid Wåhlin, Lennart Magnusson, Elizabeth Hanson
BACKGROUND: Diaries as an intervention to aid psychological recovery among intensive care patients have been used for about 20 years, and findings tend to be positive. The provision of a diary directed at the patient may clarify the story of the intensive care unit (ICU) even for the family members and the family members of non-survivors. Members of nursing staff are the primary authors, but how they themselves experience the use of ICU diaries has been minimally explored. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore how nursing staff experienced the use of ICU patient diaries...
January 24, 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30637884/critical-care-nurses-self-assessed-patient-observation-skills-a-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Mika Alastalo, Leena Salminen, Yunsuk Jeon, Tero Vahlberg, Helena Leino-Kilpi
BACKGROUND: Observing a patient's clinical condition is an important responsibility of critical care nurses and an essential component of their competence. Critical care nurses' patient observation skills contribute to patient safety and quality of care. These observation skills have not been assessed or measured previously. AIM: The aim of this study was to measure the self-assessed level of critical care nurses' patient observation skills and to explore the factors associated with these skills...
January 13, 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30637878/stress-and-uncertainty-in-parents-of-children-with-tracheobronchial-malacia-and-stenosis
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Shing-Huey Ho, Wen-Jue Soong, Kai-Wei K Wang
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of children are undergoing flexible bronchoscopy because of tracheobronchial malacia and stenosis, but there is little research related to their parents' stress and uncertainty. AIM: To explore and identify risk factors associated with stress and uncertainty among Taiwanese parents of children with tracheobronchial malacia and tracheabronchostenosis in a paediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was implemented using two psychometric scales: Parenting Stress Index and Parents' Perception of Uncertainty Scale...
January 13, 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30618113/a-systematic-review-of-nurse-led-weaning-protocol-for-mechanically-ventilated-adult-patients
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Fatima Mohammad Hirzallah, Aidah Alkaissi, Maria do Céu Barbieri-Figueiredo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to synthesize the current best evidence for the effectiveness of weaning protocols led by nurses compared with usual physician-led care. BACKGROUND: Protocol-directed weaning has been shown to reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation. Studies have reported that a weaning protocol administered by nurses leads to a reduction in the duration of mechanical ventilation and has a major effect on weaning outcomes. This can have especially positive consequences for critically ill patients...
January 7, 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30592127/sound-isolation-and-music-on-the-comfort-of-mechanically-ventilated-critical-patients
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Marina Mateu-Capell, Anna Arnau, Dolors Juvinyà, Jesús Montesinos, Rafael Fernandez
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of sound isolation versus music on the comfort of mechanically ventilated patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) as a combined measurement of the hypnotic level, the level of sedation and the alteration of behaviour because of pain. INTRODUCTION: Patients admitted to the ICU who require mechanical ventilation are surrounded by an ambient noise level ranging from 60 to 90 dB, well above the 40 dB recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)...
December 27, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30569548/core-competencies-for-nurses-in-chinese-intensive-care-units-a-cross-sectional-study
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Wanrui Wei, Yunchao Niu, Xiaohua Ge
BACKGROUND: Core competencies of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses were defined as the essential capability to influence patient safety and interdisciplinary collaboration; however, there has been no research conducted that relates to core competencies of ICU nurses at Chinese tertiary-A hospitals in Shanghai. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the current state of core competencies and the factors that influence this key capability in ICU nurses in Chinese tertiary-A hospitals...
December 19, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30560592/outcomes-and-experiences-of-relatives-of-patients-discharged-home-after-critical-illness-a-systematic-integrative-review
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Louise C Stayt, Trevor J Venes
BACKGROUND: Patients discharged from intensive care may experience psychological and physical deficits resulting in a long and complex rehabilitation upon discharge. Relatives are also vulnerable to psychological pathologies and diminished health-related quality of life following the patients' critical illness. Relatives often provide care during the patients' rehabilitation, which may influence their health. AIM: To report the outcomes and experiences of relatives of patients discharged home after critical illness...
December 17, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30537005/a-review-of-interventions-supporting-parent-s-psychological-well-being-after-a-child-s-intensive-care-unit-discharge
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Zoe C Bedford, Suzanne Bench
BACKGROUND: Having a child admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a highly stressful experience, and post-traumatic stress among parents is well documented. How best to support these parents is currently unclear. AIM: To review research on interventions to support the psychological well-being of parents after their child's discharge from paediatric intensive care. METHODS: Searches were conducted using Medline, PsycINFO, PubMed, CINAHL and The Cochrane library in January 2017...
December 10, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30548121/high-energy-nutrition-in-paediatric-cardiac-critical-care-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Huiwen Zhang, Ying Gu, YaPing Mi, Yun Jin, Weijia Fu, Jos M Latour
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that feeding a high-energy formula (HF) to infants after cardiac surgery increases energy intake, with fewer side effects on cardiopulmonary function. However, impacts on weight gain and gastrointestinal function remain unclear. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of HF compared with standard formula on weight gain and gastrointestinal tolerance in postoperative infants with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: This was a randomized controlled trial...
December 9, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30537009/is-continuous-better-than-intermittent-control-of-tracheal-cuff-pressure-a-meta-analysis
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Zunjia Wen, Li Wei, Junyu Chen, Ailing Xie, Mei Li, Lanzheng Bian
AIM: To compare and evaluate the efficacy and safety of continuous and intermittent control of Pcuff . METHODS: We performed a comprehensive and systematic meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the continuous and intermittent control of Pcuff by searching PUBMED, EMBASE and other such databases (from inception to 31 March 2018). Summary odds ratios or mean differences with 95% confidence intervals were calculated using a fixed- or random-effects model...
December 9, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30506857/unintentional-endotracheal-tube-cuff-deflation-during-routine-checks-a-simulation-study
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Vikesh Patel, Emily J Hodges, Maryanne Za Mariyaselvam, Catherine Peutherer, Peter J Young
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal tube cuff pressures should be maintained between 20 and 30 cm H2 O to prevent the aspiration of subglottic secretions past the cuff. Guidance recommends regular monitoring of the cuff pressure, performed using a handheld manometer/inflator. Poor technique can lead to transient deflation of the cuff, leading to the bolus aspiration of upper respiratory tract secretions, tracheal colonization and, ultimately, ventilator-associated pneumonia. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine whether intensive care staff transiently deflate the endotracheal tube cuff to below 20 cm H2 O during routine cuff pressure checks when using a handheld manometer/inflator device...
December 2, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30478867/the-influence-of-delayed-admission-to-intensive-care-unit-on-mortality-and-nursing-workload-a-cohort-study
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Ester Góes Oliveira, Paulo Carlos Garcia, Clairton Marcos Citolino Filho, Lilia de Souza Nogueira
BACKGROUND: The results of studies regarding the relationship between length of stay of patients in emergency departments (EDs) and mortality in intensive care units (ICUs) are contradictory, and nothing is known about the impact of delayed admission of patients to ICUs on nursing workload. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the influence of the time lapse between ED and ICU admissions on mortality and nursing workload in relation to intensive care patients. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study that examined the medical records of patients who were 15 years of age or older and admitted directly to the ICU from the ED...
November 26, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628765/baccn-conference-innovation-excellence-and-learning-16-17-september-2019-abstract-submission-now-open
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628764/hello-to-our-newest-british-association-of-critical-care-nurses-national-board-members
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628763/applications-invited-for-co-editor-of-nursing-in-critical-care
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628762/regional-events
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628761/revalidation
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628760/baccn-dragons-den-winner-2017-development-of-a-rehabilitation-app-improving-quality-of-care-for-critical-care-patients
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Lewis C Blacow, Charge Nurse, Sarah V Moore
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628759/multicultural-care-in-european-intensive-care-units-project-amsterdam-14-september-2018-ian-naldrett
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January 2019: Nursing in Critical Care
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