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Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759596/implementing-an-educational-program-to-improve-critical-care-nurses-enteral-nutritional-support
#1
Hyunjung Kim, Sun Ju Chang
BACKGROUND: Although international nutrition societies recommend enteral nutrition guidelines for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), large gaps exist between these recommendations and actual clinical practice. Education programs designed to improve nurses' knowledge about enteral nutrition are therefore required. In Korea, there are no educational intervention studies about evidence-based guidelines of enteral nutrition for critically ill patients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the effects of an education program to improve critical care nurses' perceptions, knowledge, and practices towards providing enteral nutritional support for ICU patients...
May 11, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754983/cognitive-impairment-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-pilot-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-exploring-incidence-and-experiences-for-recovering-patients
#2
Rosalind Elliott, Elizabeth Yarad, Sarah Webb, Katherine Cheung, Frances Bass, Naomi Hammond, Doug Elliott
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in survival after critical illness and intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, some recovering patients still face ongoing challenges. There are few investigations exploring the incidence, risk factors, and trajectory for cognitive impairment (CI) in former ICU patients in Australia. OBJECTIVES: To test the feasibility of a study protocol designed to ascertain the incidence and impact of CI during recovery from a critical illness. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods longitudinal single-centre pilot study...
May 10, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752213/-when-no-one-s-looking-the-application-of-lung-recruitment-and-normal-saline-instillation-with-paediatric-endotracheal-suction-an-exploratory-study-of-nursing-practice
#3
Jessica A Schults, Marie Cooke, Debbie Long, Marion L Mitchell
BACKGROUND: The complex nature of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patient requires the bedside nurse to make rapid, complex decisions regarding endotracheal suction (ETS) interventions. It is not understood what influences nurses' decision making in the context of ETS, however, the actions of the clinician have a direct impact on the efficacy of the ETS event and patient outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To explore and describe the use of normal saline instillation and lung recruitment with paediatric ETS in a cohort of Australian nurses, and to identify factors that influence normal saline use with ETS...
May 8, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706412/handover-from-operating-theatre-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-study
#4
Andrea P Marshall, Georgia Tobiano, Niki Murphy, Greg Comadira, Nicola Willis, Therese Gardiner, Lucy Hervey, Wendy Simpson, Brigid M Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Transitioning a patient from the operating theatre (OT) to the intensive care unit (ICU) is a dynamic and complex process. Handover of the critically ill postoperative patient can contribute to procedural and communication errors. Standardised protocols are means for structuring and improving handover content. Both have been shown to be effective in reducing information omission and improve communication during this transition period. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this uncontrolled before and after study was to improve handover processes and communication about the care for critically ill patients transferred from OT to ICU...
April 26, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705216/effect-of-minimally-invasive-endotracheal-tube-suctioning-on-physiological-indices-in-adult-intubated-patients-an-open-labelled-randomised-controlled-trial
#5
Mahdi Shamali, Mohammad Abbasinia, Birte Østergaard, Hanne Konradsen
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal tube suctioning (ETS) is one of the most frequent procedures performed by nurses in intensive care units. Nevertheless, some suctioning practices are still being performed that do not provide any benefit for patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of minimally invasive ETS (MIETS) versus routine ETS (RETS) on physiological indices in adult intubated patients. METHODS: In this single centre parallel randomised controlled, open label trial, 64 adult intubated patients in the four intensive care units of Alzahra University hospital, Isfahan, Iran, were randomly allocated to a MIETS or a RETS group...
April 25, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703636/mobilisation-is-feasible-in-intensive-care-patients-receiving-vasoactive-therapy-an-observational-study
#6
Anneke Rebel, Vince Marzano, Margot Green, Karlee Johnston, Jiali Wang, Teresa Neeman, Imogen Mitchell, Bernie Bissett
BACKGROUND: Mobilisation of intensive care unit (ICU) patients reduces ICU-acquired weakness and is associated with better functional outcomes. However, the prevalence of mobilisation of ICU patients remains low. A known barrier to mobilisation is haemodynamic instability, frequently with patients requiring vasoactive therapy. There is a lack of published data to guide clinicians about the safety and feasibility of mobilising patients receiving vasoactive therapy. OBJECTIVES: To describe our mobilisation practice in ICU patients receiving vasoactive therapy and identify factors associated with mobilisation and adverse events...
April 24, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685842/research-nurses-in-new-zealand-intensive-care-units-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#7
Diane Mackle, Katherine Nelson
BACKGROUND: This study explored the role of the research nurse in New Zealand (NZ) Level III intensive care units (ICU). Little was known about this role in NZ prior to this study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the role and responsibilities of NZ ICU research nurses. METHODOLOGY: A qualitative, descriptive approach, using semi structured interviews was used. RESULTS: The study was conducted in six Level III ICUs throughout NZ that employed a research nurse...
April 20, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680327/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-newly-developed-acute-cholecystitis-after-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit
#8
Soo Jung Kim, Seok Jeong Lee, Su Hwan Lee, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang, Yon Ju Ryu
INTRODUCTION: Critical care patients have many risk factors for acute cholecystitis (AC). However, less data are available regarding newly developed AC in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical features of AC occurring in critically ill patients after admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study from January 2006 to August 2016 at a tertiary care university hospital...
April 18, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665981/endotracheal-suction-in-intensive-care-a-point-prevalence-study-of-current-practice-in-new-zealand-and-australia
#9
Eileen Gilder, Rachael L Parke, Andrew Jull
BACKGROUND: Despite the evidence and available guidelines about endotracheal suction (ETS), a discrepancy between published guidelines and clinical practice persists. To date, ETS practice in the adult intensive care unit (ICU) population across New Zealand and Australia has not been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe ICU nurses' ETS practice in New Zealand and Australia including the triggers for performing endotracheal suction. METHODS: A single day, prospective observational, binational, multicentre point prevalence study in New Zealand and Australian ICUs...
April 14, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653801/impact-of-maxzero%C3%A2-needle-free-connector-on-the-incidence-of-central-venous-catheter-related-infections-in-surgical-intensive-care-unit
#10
Thomas Clavier, Mathias Ferguen, Philippe Gouin, André Gillibert, Mikaël Dusenne, Véronique Merle, Benoit Veber
BACKGROUND: Central venous catheter-related infections (CRIs) are a complication of central venous catheters in intensive care unit (ICU). Some needle-free connectors have been designed to decrease CRI, but there is a lack of data concerning their impact on infection. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to explore the impact of MaxZero™ connectors (BD; Franklin Lakes, US) on CRI in ICU. METHODS: Observational, pre-post design study (2011-2013 and 2014-2016) conducted in the surgical ICU of a tertiary care hospital (18 beds)...
April 10, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627314/understanding-contextual-barriers-and-enablers-to-pressure-injury-prevention-practice-in-an-australian-intensive-care-unit-an-exploratory-study
#11
Fiona Coyer, Jane-Louise Cook, Anna Doubrovsky, Jill Campbell, Amanda Vann, Greg McNamara
BACKGROUND: Skin integrity management is often a low clinical priority in the intensive care environment, possibly resulting in high pressure injury (PI) prevalence. This article reports the results of the first phase of a multiphased project, "Translating evidence-based pressure injury prevention strategies to the intensive care environment (SUSTAIN study)". The SUSTAIN study used a research translation framework to guide the assessment of research uptake, development, and monitoring of translational strategies to reduce PIs...
April 4, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605169/burnout-and-posttraumatic-stress-in-paediatric-critical-care-personnel-prediction-from-resilience-and-coping-styles
#12
Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, Alba Palacios, Jesús Alonso-Tapia, Elena Pérez, Elena Álvarez, Ana Coca, Santiago Mencía, Ana Marcos, Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, Francisco Fernández, Fernando Gómez, Jaime Cruz, Olga Ordóñez, Ana Llorente
INTRODUCTION: Our aims were (1) to explore the prevalence of burnout syndrome (BOS) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a sample of Spanish staff working in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and compare these rates with a sample of general paediatric staff and (2) to explore how resilience, coping strategies, and professional and demographic variables influence BOS and PTSD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a multicentre, cross-sectional study. Data were collected in the PICU and in other paediatric wards of nine hospitals...
March 28, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602691/the-relationship-between-elevated-prehospital-point-of-care-lactate-measurements-intensive-care-unit-admission-and-mortality-a-retrospective-review-of-adult-patients
#13
Kristi L Swan, Bronwyn J Avard, Toby Keene
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether prehospital point-of-care lactate (pLA) is associated with mortality, admission, and duration of hospital stay. DESIGN: A retrospective clinical audit, where elevated lactate was defined as ≥2 mmol/L. SETTING: The ambulance service and primary referral hospital in the Australian Capital Territory from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients (≥18 years) who had pLA measured and were transported to the primary referral hospital...
March 27, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580966/hand-hygiene-compliance-and-behavioural-determinants-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-an-observational-study
#14
Aline S C Belela-Anacleto, Denise M Kusahara, Maria Angélica S Peterlini, Mavilde L G Pedreira
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is considered the single most effective means of reducing healthcare-associated infections, but improving and sustaining hand hygiene compliance remains a great challenge. OBJECTIVES: To compare hand hygiene compliance before and after interventions to promote adherence in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and to identify predictors of intention to perform the behaviour "hand hygiene during patient care in the PICU". METHODS: A before and after study was conducted in three phases...
March 23, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580965/designing-a-nurse-delivered-delirium-bundle-what-intensive-care-unit-staff-survivors-and-their-families-think
#15
Leona Bannon, Jennifer McGaughey, Mike Clarke, Daniel F McAuley, Bronagh Blackwood
BACKGROUND: Implementation of quality improvement interventions can be enhanced by exploring the perspectives of those who will deliver and receive them. We designed a non-pharmacological bundle for delirium management for a feasibility trial, and we sought to obtain the views of intensive care unit (ICU) staff, survivors, and families on the barriers and facilitators to its implementation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the barriers and facilitators to a multicomponent bundle for delirium management in critically ill patients comprising (1) education and family participation, (2) sedation minimisation and pain, agitation, and delirium protocol, (3) early mobilisation, and (4) environmental interventions for sleep, orientation, communication, and cognitive stimulation...
March 23, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580964/obstetric-patients-health-related-quality-of-life-before-and-after-intensive-care
#16
Seppänen Pia, Sund Reijo, Ala-Kokko Tero, Roos Mervi, Uotila Jukka, Helminen Mika, Suominen Tarja
BACKGROUND: Intensive care admissions during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period are relatively well investigated. However, very little is known about these obstetric patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) before and after critical care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess obstetric patients' HRQoL before intensive care admission (baseline) and at 6 months after discharge (follow-up) DESIGN: This was a retrospective database study...
March 23, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574007/a-systematic-review-on-risk-factors-associated-with-sepsis-in-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-units
#17
REVIEW
Mohammad Fathi, Nader Markazi-Moghaddam, Azra Ramezankhani
OBJECTIVE: We sought to systematically review data on the risk factors influencing the incidence of sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). REVIEW METHODS: An electronic search was undertaken in PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library for studies reporting the risk factors of sepsis from the earliest available date up to December 30, 2016. RESULTS: Among the 2978 articles, 14 studies met the inclusion criteria with a total of 56 164 participants from nine countries...
March 21, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571597/a-cross-sectional-study-of-predictors-of-pain-control-during-the-transition-from-the-surgical-intensive-care-unit-to-surgical-ward
#18
Asad E Patanwala, Ohoud Aljuhani, Brian L Erstad
BACKGROUND: The transition of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the ward is a complicated process and patients may be at risk of increased levels of pain. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify predictors of pain during the transition from the surgical ICU to the surgical ward. The secondary objective was to describe the patient pain experience during this transition. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at an academic medical centre in the United States...
March 20, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571596/bereaved-parents-experiences-of-the-police-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
#19
Ashleigh E Butler, Helen Hall, Beverley Copnell
BACKGROUND: A child's death in the intensive care unit is often sudden and unexpected, requiring the involvement of the state coroner to investigate both the cause and the circumstances surrounding the death. This process often involves the police, who arrive in intensive care to identify the body and collect statements from the parents. At present, very little is known about parents' experiences of this process. OBJECTIVES: To explore bereaved parents' experiences of police presence in intensive care, as part of routine coronial investigations...
March 20, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571595/-sedation-is-tricky-a-qualitative-content-analysis-of-nurses-perceptions-of-sedation-administration-in-mechanically-ventilated-intensive-care-unit-patients
#20
Breanna Hetland, Jill Guttormson, Mary Fran Tracy, Linda Chlan
INTRODUCTION: Critical care nurses are responsible for administering sedative medications to mechanically ventilated patients. With significant advancements in the understanding of the impact of sedative exposure on physiological and psychological outcomes of ventilated patients, updated practice guidelines for assessment and management of pain, agitation, and delirium in the intensive care unit were released in 2013. The primary aim of this qualitative study was to identify and describe themes derived from critical care nurses' comments regarding sedation administration practices with mechanically ventilated patients...
March 20, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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