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Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902665/lead-poisoning-in-children-and-adults
#1
Vickie Ann Miracle
Lead poisoning is receiving much attention and increased awareness lately owing to the tainted water supply crisis in Flint, Michigan. This article provides an important review about lead poisoning in both children and adults, potential causes, signs and symptoms, long-term effects, prevention, and recommendations for nursing practice. This article is not an in-depth examination of the topic, but rather a quick review.
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902664/team-based-learning-improves-staff-nurses-knowledge-of-open-and-closed-chest-cardiac-surgical-resuscitation
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Marion E McRae, Alice Chan, Ai Jin Lee, Renee Hulett, Bernice Coleman
BACKGROUND: There are few reports of the use of 1-session team-based learning (TBL) in hospital settings and none to teach cardiac surgical resuscitation (CSR). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether 1-session TBL is an effective method to increase nursing knowledge of CSR. METHODS: The participating subjects viewed a PowerPoint presentation about CSR prior to the learning session. Participants completed a 16-item individual readiness assessment test...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902663/nursing-practices-and-policies-related-to-family-presence-during-resuscitation
#3
Kelly A Powers, Lori Candela
BACKGROUND: Despite its shown benefits, family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) is a controversial topic among critical care nurses and is not routinely implemented. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe FPDR practices among critical care nurses, as well as the prevalence of FPDR policies and education. METHODS: The study used a descriptive survey design. Data were collected from a convenience sample of critical care nurses obtained at a national level...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902662/surveillance-a-nursing-intervention-for-improving-patient-safety-in-critical-care-environment
#4
Dale M Pfrimmer, Maren R Johnson, Martha L Guthmiller, Joanna L Lehman, Vickie K Ernste, Lori M Rhudy
BACKGROUND: Nursing surveillance has been identified as a key intervention in early recognition and prevention of errors/adverse events. Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) defines surveillance as "the purposeful and ongoing acquisition, interpretation, and synthesis of patient data for clinical decision making." Because nurses are the main staffing constant in the critical care environment, the importance of surveillance as an intervention is fundamental. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore how surveillance is expressed by critical care nurses...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902661/assessment-of-clinical-alarms-influencing-nurses-perceptions-of-alarm-fatigue
#5
Emalie M Petersen, Cindy L Costanzo
BACKGROUND: Excessive clinical alarms have inundated health care for years. Multiple governing bodies, organizations, and facilities have deemed alarm management a priority. Alarm management is a multifaceted problem that affects all health care organizations and clinical staff, especially those in critical care units. Ultimately, the lack of knowledge regarding nurses' perceptions to alarm management and alarm fatigue creates patient safety chiasms. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to understand nurses' perceptions of alarm fatigue (utilizing the Healthcare Technology Foundation's Clinical Alarms Committee Survey) while implementing interventions that improve patient safety...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902660/preventing-long-term-poor-outcomes-in-the-bariatric-patient-postoperatively
#6
Melissa Cooley
The obesity epidemic in America continues to rise. People are desperately trying to find ways to lose weight successfully and keep the weight off, and many people are turning to bariatric surgery as the only remaining option for morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery is considered to be a viable treatment option for morbid obesity. However, long-term data are revealing that many postsurgical bariatric patients are regaining the weight after 5 years. The purpose of lifelong follow-up appointments in the bariatric patient is to prevent weight regain and poor outcomes...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902659/call-for-manuscripts
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January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902658/understanding-negative-predictive-value-of-diagnostic-tests-used-in-clinical-practice
#8
Reba A Umberger, Linda A Hatfield, Patricia M Speck
Nurses review, evaluate, and use diagnostic test results on a routine basis. However, the skills necessary to evaluate a particular test using statistical outcome measures is often lacking. The purpose of this article is to examine and interpret the underlying principles for use of the statistical outcomes of diagnostic screening tests (sensitivity, specificity, and positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values, with a discussion about use of SpPIn [Specificity, Positive test = rule in], and SnNOut [Sensitivity, Negative test = rule out]) in advanced nursing clinical practice...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902657/the-assessment-of-the-risk-of-unplanned-extubation-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit
#9
Semine Aydońüan, Nurten Kaya
BACKGROUND: In order to plan and implement nursing intervention to reduce the incidence rate of unplanned extubation problem in the intensive care unit (ICU), it is necessary to determine the risk factors of unplanned extubation and the patients under risk. AIMS: This study was undertaken with the aim of evaluating the risk of unplanned extubation of endotracheal tube in adult ICU. DESIGN: This was a case-control study. METHODS: The population constituted patients hospitalized in the adult ICU during 1-year period in a university hospital...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902656/dccn-on-the-web
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January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902655/organizational-perspectives-on-rapid-response-team-structure-function-and-cost-a-qualitative-study
#11
Patricia L Smith, Jean McSweeney
BACKGROUND: Understanding how an organization determines structure and function of a rapid response team (RRT), as well as cost evaluation and implications, can provide foundational knowledge to guide decisions about RRTs. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to (1) identify influencing factors in organizational development of RRT structure and function and (2) describe evaluation of RRT costs. METHODS: Using a qualitative, ethnographic design, nurse executives and experts in 15 moderate-size hospitals were interviewed to explore their decision-making processes in determining RRT structure and function...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902654/celebrating-peer-review-week
#12
Kathleen Ahern Gould
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749439/the-equator-network-a-resource-for-authors
#13
Kathleen Ahern Gould
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749438/interprofessional-perspectives-on-abcde-bundle-implementation-a-focus-group-study
#14
Leanne M Boehm, Eduard E Vasilevskis, Lorraine C Mion
BACKGROUND: The ABCDE bundle is a multifaceted, interprofessional intervention that is associated with reduced ventilator and delirium days as well as increased likelihood of mobility in intensive care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe organizational domains that contribute to variation in ABCDE bundle implementation as reported by intensive care unit providers and to examine the capability of a conceptual framework for identifying variation in ABCDE bundle implementation...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749437/call-for-manuscripts
#15
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November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749436/congruence-of-the-medical-record-and-subject-interview-on-time-of-symptom-onset-in-patients-diagnosed-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#16
Leslie L Davis, Thomas P McCoy, Barbara Riegel, Sharon McKinley, Lynn V Doering, Kathleen Dracup, Debra K Moser
BACKGROUND: Past research has shown discrepancies between the time of symptom onset for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as documented in the medical record (MR) and patients' recall of the time assessed through subject interviews done later by researchers. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine if there were differences between the time of symptom onset documented in the MR and subject interview taking into consideration sex, age group, and recall period for patients admitted to the emergency department for symptoms suggestive of ACS...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749435/implementation-of-a-sustainable-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-prevention-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-managua-nicaragua
#17
Kelsey Chinnadurai, Lindy Fenlason, Brian Bridges, Mana Espahbodi, Sivakumar Chinnadurai, Jane Blood-Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs). Ventilator-associated pneumonia protocols decrease the incidence of VAP; however, many components of these protocols are not feasible in all settings. This study was done in a large pediatric hospital in Nicaragua. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to implement a sustainable evidence-based VAP protocol, in a different culture, for the purpose of decreasing VAP rates...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749434/dccn-on-the-web
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November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749433/a-systems-approach-to-improving-care-for-all-bereaved-families
#19
Mimi Jenko, Nancy M Short
Bereavement services for families are an established part of hospice and palliative care. However, patients also die in the acute care and long-term care environments. Often, hospice is not involved, creating a potential gap in care. This article recounts a journey to improve care for all families of deceased patients, despite the presence or absence of hospice. A palliative care clinical nurse specialist led a quality improvement team, which used a systems thinking approach to develop and implement a downloadable bereavement booklet for families...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749432/the-abcde-bundle-a-survey-of-nurses-knowledge-and-attitudes-in-the-intensive-care-units-of-a-national-teaching-hospital-in-italy
#20
Floriana Pinto, Gianni Biancofiore
BACKGROUND: The ABCDE (Awakening and Breathing coordination of daily sedation and ventilator removal trials; Choice of sedative or analgesic exposure; Delirium monitoring and management; and Early mobility and exercise) bundle is a multidisciplinary set of evidence-based practices for improving patient outcomes in the intensive care unit. Nurses are critical to all the bundle's requirements. Therefore, understanding their knowledge, attitudes, and perception of the different bundle's components might help for an easier implementation into everyday clinical practice...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
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