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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572114/prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-adults
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572113/oral-care-for-acutely-and-critically-ill-patients
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572112/delirium-in-children-identification-prevention-and-management
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Amanda Bettencourt, Jodi E Mullen
Delirium in children is an often underrecognized but serious complication of hospitalization. Delirium in this age group has been described as behaviors such as refractory agitation and restlessness, visual or auditory hallucinations, children being "not themselves," and a lethargic state. Often, children with delirium are at risk for harming themselves by dislodging tubes, falling, or refusing care. Pediatric nurses must recognize and intervene to prevent and treat delirium in hospitalized children because the delirium may be an indicator of worsening clinical status and is associated with high mortality and morbidity in children of all ages and with posttraumatic stress disorder...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572111/patients-hand-washing-and-reducing-hospital-acquired-infection
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Stacy Haverstick, Cara Goodrich, Regi Freeman, Shandra James, Rajkiran Kullar, Melissa Ahrens
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is important to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Patients' hand hygiene is just as important as hospital workers' hand hygiene. Hospital-acquired infection rates remain a concern across health centers. OBJECTIVES: To improve patients' hand hygiene through the promotion and use of hand washing with soap and water, hand sanitizer, or both and improve patients' education to reduce hospital-acquired infections. METHODS: In August 2013, patients in a cardiothoracic postsurgical step-down unit were provided with individual bottles of hand sanitizer...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572110/prevention-of-aspiration-in-adults
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572109/education-directory
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572108/quick-reference-to-critical-care-fifth-edition
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572107/what-s-next-the-smart-nurse-s-guide-to-your-dream-job
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572106/thanks-for-the-feedback-the-science-and-art-of-receiving-feedback-well
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Sarah Delgado
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572105/evidence-based-practice-percussion-and-vibration-therapy
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REVIEW
Maureen A Seckel, Bridget Remel
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572104/being-visible
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Carol Rauen, Sara Knippa, Carol Jacobson, Karen M Marzlin, Cynthia L Webner
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572103/interprofessional-team-s-perception-of-care-delivery-after-implementation-of-a-pediatric-pain-and-sedation-protocol
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Sandra L Staveski, May Wu, Tiffany M Tesoro, Stephen J Roth, Michael J Cisco
BACKGROUND: Pain and agitation are common experiences of patients in pediatric cardiac intensive care units. Variability in assessments by health care providers, communication, and treatment of pain and agitation creates challenges in management of pain and sedation. OBJECTIVES: To develop guidelines for assessment and treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium in the pediatric cardiac intensive unit in an academic children's hospital and to document the effects of implementation of the guidelines on the interprofessional team's perception of care delivery and team function...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572102/complementary-health-practitioners-in-the-acute-and-critical-care-setting-nursing-considerations
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Debra Kramlich
In response to the rising demand by patients and their families for complementary health approaches, hospitals are increasingly integrating complementary health approaches with their conventional medical practices to create healing environments. Results of the 2010 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey of Hospitals indicated that the top 6 inpatient modalities included pet therapy, massage therapy, music or art therapy, guided imagery, relaxation therapy, and Reiki and therapeutic touch. Whether complementary health approaches are provided by complementary health practitioners through hospital-based integrative medicine programs, volunteer practitioners, or bedside nurses, the regulatory, legal, ethical, and safety concerns remain constant...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572101/effect-of-ph-test-strip-characteristics-on-accuracy-of-readings
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Norma A Metheny, Emily M Gunn, Cynthia S Rubbelke, Terrilynn Fox Quillen, Uthayashanker R Ezekiel, Kathleen L Meert
BACKGROUND: Little is known about characteristics of colorimetric pH test strips that are most likely to be associated with accurate interpretations in clinical situations. OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of 4 pH test strips with varying characteristics (ie, multiple vs single colorimetric squares per calibration, and differing calibration units [1.0 vs 0.5]). METHODS: A convenience sample of 100 upper-level nursing students with normal color vision was recruited to evaluate the accuracy of the test strips...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572100/decreasing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-neurological-intensive-care-unit-one-unit-s-success
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Brenda Richards, Bindhu Sebastian, Hillary Sullivan, Rosemarie Reyes, John F D'Agostino, Thomas Hagerty
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are preventable adverse outcomes that increase hospital morbidity, mortality, and costs. These infections are particularly prevalent in intensive care units. OBJECTIVES: To describe the success of an 18-bed neurological intensive care unit in using several nurse-implemented strategies that reduced the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. METHODS: A prospective, interventional design with application of evidence-based practices to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections was used...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572099/nurse-directed-blood-glucose-management-in-a-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Friederike Compton, Robert Ahlborn, Torsten Weidehoff
BACKGROUND: Insulin-delivery algorithms for achieving glycemic control in the intensive care unit require frequent checks of blood glucose level and thus increase nursing workload. Hypoglycemia is a serious complication associated with intensive insulin therapy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a nurse-directed protocol for blood glucose management that allows individualized insulin delivery within a predefined blood glucose corridor, intended to avoid hypoglycemia while maintaining adequate control of blood glucose level without increasing nursing workload...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572098/prophylactic-acid-suppressive-therapy-in-hospitalized-adults-indications-benefits-and-infectious-complications
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Andrew C Faust, Kelly L Echevarria, Rebecca L Attridge, Lyndsay Sheperd, Marcos I Restrepo
Acid-suppressive therapy for prophylaxis of stress ulcer bleeding is commonly prescribed for hospitalized patients. Although its use in select, at-risk patients may reduce clinically significant gastrointestinal bleeding, the alteration in gastric pH and composition may place these patients at a higher risk of infection. Although any pharmacologic alteration of the gastric pH and composition is associated with an increased risk of infection, the risk appears to be highest with proton pump inhibitors, perhaps owing to the potency of this class of drugs in increasing the gastric pH...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572097/corrections
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572096/corrections
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572095/vitamin-d-way-more-important-in-critical-care-than-we-may-have-recognized
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EDITORIAL
JoAnn Grif Alspach
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June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
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