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Critical Care Nurse

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148626/role-of-transitional-care-measures-in-the-prevention-of-readmission-after-critical-illness
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Jessica S Peters
Transitioning from the critical care unit to the medical-surgical care area is vital to patients' recovery and resolution of critical illness. Such transitions are necessary to optimize use of available hospital resources to meet patient care needs. One in 10 patients discharged from the intensive care unit are readmitted to the unit during their hospitalization. Critical care readmission is associated with significant increases in illness acuity, overall length of stay, and health care costs as well as a potential 4-fold increased risk of mortality...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148625/blogging-as-an-innovative-method-of-peer-to-peer-educational-sharing
#2
Melanie M Nedder, Sharon A Levine, Caroline Galligan, Kathleen Ryan Avery, Elizabeth Eagan-Bengston, Karen M Reilly
BACKGROUND: Nurses in the cardiac intensive care unit often attend professional education opportunities. However, it is difficult to share this information among nursing staff. Varying schedules, different shifts, and patient acuity limit the amount of time available for peer-to-peer sharing of educational information. A review of the literature revealed scant research on blogging for peer-to-peer education in general and particularly in nursing. OBJECTIVES: To explore nurses' perception of the effectiveness of using a blog as a forum to provide peer-to-peer sharing of relevant professional education...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148624/family-presence-during-resuscitation-and-invasive-procedures
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148623/education-directory
#4
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148622/essentials-of-perioperative-nursing
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148621/pass-pccn
#6
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148620/manual-of-critical-care-nursing-nursing-interventions-and-collaborative-management-7th-edition
#7
Sarah Delgado
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148619/all-the-comforts-of-home-transformation-to-a-comfort-environment-in-critical-care
#8
Betsey S Dreher
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148618/changing-guidelines-for-preoperative-fasting
#9
REVIEW
Jan Powers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148617/this-is-the-year-to-listen-to-yourself
#10
Carol Rauen, Sara Knippa, Cynthia A Clark
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148616/beneficial-effects-of-guided-imagery-or-clinical-massage-on-the-status-of-patients-in-a-progressive-care-unit
#11
Gail Elliott Patricolo, Amanda LaVoie, Barbara Slavin, Nancy L Richards, Deborah Jagow, Karen Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Patients in the progressive care unit typically experience high levels of pain and anxiety and exhibit difficulty sleeping. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether either clinical massage or guided imagery could reduce pain and anxiety and improve sleep. METHODS: This study included 288 inpatients on 2 floors of a progressive care unit. On 1 floor, each patient was offered daily a 15-minute complimentary clinical massage, whereas the patients on the other floor were provided access to a 30-minute guided-imagery recording...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148615/postoperative-patient-controlled-analgesia-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#12
Hanna M Epstein
BACKGROUND: High rates of uncontrolled pain in critically ill patients remain common. Patient-controlled analgesia is more effective than traditional intravenous as-needed dosing regimens for managing postoperative pain in older children and adults. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether pain-related clinical outcomes in patients from age 10 years to adult following cardiac surgery are improved by using patient-controlled analgesia as a pain management strategy. METHODS: Using the plan-do-study-act method of quality improvement, a process was instituted to have both staff and patients' families support the use of patient-controlled analgesia postoperatively as opposed to traditional pain control with as-needed analgesics...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148614/drug-induced-serotonin-syndrome
#13
Dana Bartlett
Serotonin syndrome is a potentially fatal condition caused by drugs that affect serotonin metabolism or act as serotonin receptor agonists. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are the medications most commonly associated with serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome can be mild and of short duration, but a prolonged course, life-threatening complications, and death are possible. Detection of serotonin syndrome is not difficult if the diagnostic criteria are understood and properly used, but the syndrome has no confirmatory tests and other drug-induced syndromes can, to a degree, mimic serotonin syndrome...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148613/delirium-in-trauma-patients-prevalence-and-predictors
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Kathryn T Von Rueden, Breighanna Wallizer, Paul Thurman, Karen McQuillan, Tiffany Andrews, Jennifer Merenda, Heesook Son
BACKGROUND: Delirium is associated with increased mortality, morbidity, hospital costs, and postdischarge cognitive dysfunction. Most research focuses on nontrauma patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and predictors of delirium in trauma patients residing in intensive and intermediate care units of an academic medical center. METHODS: Trauma patients were screened for delirium by using the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148612/cardioembolic-stroke-a-case-study
#15
Lisa A Babkair
Cardioembolic stroke is a critical health condition that requires immediate intervention. Cardiac emboli are the most common type of embolism and account for 14% to 30% of all ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of cardioembolic strokes, and its prevalence increases substantially with age. Other factors that increase the risk for cardioembolic stroke include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, cardiac disease, and lifestyle choices. General supportive care and treatment of the acute phase and subsequent complications should be started immediately...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148611/reducing-acute-kidney-injury-due-to-contrast-material-how-nurses-can-improve-patient-safety
#16
Peggy Lambert, Kristine Chaisson, Susan Horton, Carmen Petrin, Emily Marshall, Sue Bowden, Lynn Scott, Sheila Conley, Janette Stender, Gertrude Kent, Ellen Hopkins, Brian Smith, Anita Nicholson, Nancy Roy, Brenda Homsted, Cindy Downs, Cathy S Ross, Jeremiah Brown
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury due to contrast material occurs in 3% to 15% of the 2 million cardiac catheterizations done in the United States each year. OBJECTIVE: To reduce acute kidney injury due to contrast material after cardiovascular interventional procedures. METHODS: Nurse leaders in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, a 10-center quality improvement consortium in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, formed a nursing task force to reduce acute kidney injury due to contrast material after cardiovascular interventional procedures...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148610/retiring-the-term-futility-in-value-laden-decisions-regarding-potentially-inappropriate-medical-treatment
#17
EDITORIAL
Alexander A Kon, Judy E Davidson
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February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908957/accurate-dysrhythmia-monitoring-in-adults
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December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908956/ensuring-accurate-st-segment-monitoring
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December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908955/measuring-family-satisfaction-with-care-delivered-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#20
Kathleen Clark, Kerry A Milner, Marlene Beck, Virginia Mason
BACKGROUND: In our competitive health care environment, measuring the experience of family members of patients in the intensive care unit to ensure that health care providers are meeting families' needs is critical. Surveys from Press Ganey and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are unable to capture families' satisfaction with care in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To implement a sustainable measure for family satisfaction in a 12-bed medical and surgical intensive care unit...
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
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