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Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223413/predictors-of-pressure-ulcer-risk-in-adult-intensive-care-patients-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Ana Beatriz de Almeida Medeiros, Maria Isabel da Conceição Dias Fernandes, Jéssica Dantas de Sá Tinôco, Marcelly Santos Cossi, Marcos Venicios de Oliveira Lopes, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictive power of risk factors for pressure ulcers in adult intensive care patients. METHOD: A retrospective case-control study was performed utilising a heterogeneous sample group allocated into a case group with pressure ulcers (n=90) and a control group without pressure ulcers (n=90). The analysis explored the predictive power of risk factors for pressure ulcers using a hierarchical logistic regression model. RESULTS: The risk factors that predicted pressure ulcers were friction (OR=5...
December 6, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183644/the-meaning-of-personal-diaries-to-children-and-families-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-study
#2
Gitte Mikkelsen
OBJECTIVE: To explore children's' and families' experiences of using intensive care diaries after discharge and the role of diaries in the process of recovering from a stay in the paediatric intensive care unit. DESIGN AND SETTING: Qualitative, exploratory design. Data collection consisted of semi-structured interviews with five children and their families, conducted four to six months after discharge from the intensive care unit. Inclusion criteria were children and their families, with a stay for more than three days who had a diary written for them...
November 25, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169879/a-qualitative-study-of-factors-that-influence-active-family-involvement-with-patient-care-in-the-icu-survey-of-critical-care-nurses
#3
Breanna Hetland, Natalie McAndrew, Joseph Perazzo, Ronald Hickman
OBJECTIVE: Family caregiver involvement may improve patient and family outcomes in the intensive care unit. This study describes critical care nurses' approaches to involving family caregivers in direct patient care. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: This is a qualitative content analysis of text captured through an electronic survey. SETTING: A convenience sample of 374 critical care nurses in the United States who were subscribers to one of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses social media sites or electronic newsletters...
November 20, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158024/evaluation-of-the-simplified-therapeutic-intervention-scoring-system-chinese-version
#4
Zi-Wen Wang, Jing Zheng, Li-Ming You, Yue-Xiu Wang, Ming-Rong Gao, Xiang-Dong Guan
OBJECTIVE: To prepare the Simplified Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS-28) to measure nursing workload in Intensive Care Units in Guangdong Province of China. METHODS: A non-experimental descriptive study was conducted in the intensive care units in the Province. TISS-28, TISS-76, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) were all measured. RESULTS: There were significant positive correlations between TISS-28 and APACHE II (n=91, r=0...
November 17, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150180/family-centre-bereavement-practices-in-danish-intensive-care-units-a-cross-sectional-national-survey
#5
Ingrid Egerod, Gudrun Kaldan, Maureen Coombs, Marion Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Mortality in Danish intensive care units (ICUs) continues at 27%, resulting in a large number of bereaved family members being cared for in the ICU. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the provision of bereavement care and follow-up services for bereaved families in Danish ICUs. METHODOLOGY: Self-administered computerized cross-sectional nation-wide survey of Danish ICUs. RESULTS: Nurses at 46 of 48 (96%) ICUs in Denmark responded...
November 14, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056247/haemato-oncology-patients-perceptions-of-health-related-quality-of-life-after-critical-illness-a-qualitative-phenomenological-study
#6
Geraldine O'Gara, Simon Tuddenham, Natalie Pattison
INTRODUCTION: Haemato-oncology patients often require critical care support due to side-effects of treatment. Discharge can mark the start of an uncertain journey due to the impact of critical illness on health-related quality of life. Qualitatively establishing needs is a priority as current evidence is limited. AIMS: To qualitatively explore perceptions of haemato-oncology patients' health-related quality of life after critical illness and explore how healthcare professionals can provide long-term support...
October 19, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054401/the-evaluation-of-nurse-driven-treatments-starts-with-the-nurses
#7
EDITORIAL
M L Marie-Louise Luiking
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054400/barriers-to-delirium-assessment-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-literature-review
#8
REVIEW
Gabby Rowley-Conwy
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common syndrome that has both short and long-term negative outcomes for critically ill patients. Many studies over several years have found a knowledge gap and lack of evidence-based practice from critical care personnel, but there has been little exploration of the reasons for this. AIM: To identify the perceived barriers to delirium assessment and management among critical care nurses. METHOD: A literature review of published studies to examine barriers to effective delirium assessment using a comprehensive search strategy...
October 17, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037537/validation-of-two-chinese-version-pain-observation-tools-in-conscious-and-unconscious-critically-ill-patients
#9
Li-Hua Cheng, Yun-Fang Tsai, Cheng-Hsu Wang, Pei-Kwei Tsay
OBJECTIVES: To compare the construct validities of the Chinese-versions Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool and Behavioural Pain Scale as measures of critically ill patients' pain by (a) discriminant validation of behavioural scales and vital signs (e.g. heart rate and mean arterial pressure) during a non-nociceptive procedure (noninvasive blood pressure] assessment) and a nociceptive procedure (endotracheal suctioning), (b) criterion validation of behavioural scales and vital signs with patients' self-reported pain and (c) testing the interrater reliability of both scores...
October 13, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033252/impact-of-prior-icu-experience-on-icu-patient-family-members-psychological-distress-a-descriptive-study
#10
Chrystal L Lewis, Jessica Z Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To determine if current levels of anxiety, depression and acute stress disorder symptoms differ significantly among family members of intensive-care-unit patients depending upon previous intensive-care experience. RESEARCH DESIGN: This study used a prospective, descriptive study design. SETTING: Family members (N=127) from patients admitted within a 72-hour timeframe to the medical, surgical, cardiac and neurological intensive care units were recruited from waiting rooms at a medium-sized community hospital in the Southeastern United States...
October 12, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029947/a-neurological-emergency-trolley-reduces-turnaround-time-for-high-risk-medications-in-a-general-intensive-care-unit
#11
Henry Ajzenberg, Paula Newman, Gail-Anne Harris, Marnie Cranston, J Gordon Boyd
OBJECTIVES: To reduce medication turnaround times during neurological emergencies, a multidisciplinary team developed a neurological emergency crash trolley in our intensive care unit. This trolley includes phenytoin, hypertonic saline and mannitol, as well as other equipment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the cart reduced turnaround times for these medications. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort study, medication delivery times for two year epochs before and after its implementation were compared...
October 10, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993046/the-experience-of-intensive-care-nurses-caring-for-patients-with-delirium-a-phenomenological-study
#12
Allana LeBlanc, Frances Fothergill Bourbonnais, Denise Harrison, Kelly Tousignant
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to seek to understand the lived experience of intensive care nurses caring for patients with delirium. The objectives of this inquiry were: 1) To examine intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for adult patients with delirium; 2) To identify factors that facilitate or hinder intensive care nurses caring for these patients. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: This study utilised an interpretive phenomenological approach as described by van Manen...
October 6, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988757/pressure-ulcers-in-critically-ill-patients-preventable-by-non-sedation-a-substudy-of-the-nonseda-trial
#13
Helene K Nedergaard, Trine Haberlandt, Palle Toft, Hanne Irene Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcers still pose a significant clinical challenge to critically ill patients. This study is a substudy of the multicenter NONSEDA-trial, where critically ill patients were randomised to sedation or non-sedation during mechanical ventilation. The objective of this substudy was to assess if non-sedation affected the occurrence of pressure ulcers. DESIGN: Retrospective assessment of data from a single NONSEDA-trial site. SETTING: Mixed intensive care unit...
October 5, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969956/role-strain-among-male-rns-in-the-critical-care-setting-perceptions-of-an-unfriendly-workplace
#14
Nicholas S Carte, Collette Williams
PURPOSE: Traditionally, nursing has been a female-dominated profession. Men employed as registered nurses have been in the minority and little is known about the experiences of this demographic. The purpose of this descriptive, quantitative study was to understand the relationship between the variables of demographics and causes of role strain among male nurses in critical care settings. The Sherrod Role Strain Scale assesses role strain within the context of role conflict, role overload, role ambiguity and role incongruity...
September 29, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969955/ensuring-relational-competency-in-critical-care-importance-of-nursing-students-communication-skills
#15
Judit Sánchez Expósito, César Leal Costa, José Luis Díaz Agea, María Dolores Carrillo Izquierdo, Diana Jiménez Rodríguez
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the communication skills of students in interactions with simulated critically-ill patients using a new assessment tool to study the relationships between communication skills, teamwork and clinical skills and to analyse the psychometric properties of the tool. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the communications skills of 52 students with critically-ill patients through the use of a new measurement tool to score video recordings of simulated clinical scenarios...
September 29, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055554/preventing-central-venous-line-related-bloodstream-infections-in-adult-icus-start-from-the-basics-and-bundle
#16
EDITORIAL
Kostoula Arvaniti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017705/reading-between-the-lines-the-key-to-successfully-implementing-early-rehabilitation-in-critical-care
#17
EDITORIAL
D J McWilliams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789865/family-centred-care-in-intensive-care-moving-the-evidence-forward-a-call-for-papers
#18
EDITORIAL
Jos M Latour, Maureen Coombs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760585/key-factors-for-hand-hygiene-promotion-in-intensive-care-units
#19
EDITORIAL
David De Wandel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743548/identifying-barriers-to-early-mobilisation-among-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-a-trauma-intensive-care-unit
#20
Kari Johnson, Jamie Petti, Amy Olson, Tina Custer
Mechanically ventilated patients can be at risk for functional decline (Cameron et al., 2015). Early mobilisation of mechanically ventilated patients can improve outcomes after critical illness to prevent this decline. Although registered nurses understand the importance of early mobilisation there are nurses who are unwilling to mobilise patients. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine whether nurses' attitudes and beliefs are barriers for early mobilisation and evaluate whether an education intervention can improve early mobilisation...
October 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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