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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/28438476/fulfilling-the-psychological-and-information-need-of-the-family-members-of-critically-ill-patients-using-interactive-mobile-technology-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Vico Chung Lim Chiang, Rainbow Lai Ping Lee, Fung Mei Ho, Chi Kwong Leung, Yi Pui Tang, Wing Sze Wong, Yee Sin Ho, Yan Wai Tung, Hang Louie Lai
BACKGROUND: Intensive care nurses may have an important role in empowering families by providing psychological support and fulfilling the family's pivotal need for information. AIM: To determine whether 'education of families by tab' about the patient's condition was more associated with improved anxiety, stress, and depression levels than the 'education of families by routine'. RESEARCH DESIGN: A randomized control trial of 74 main family caregivers (intervention: 39; control: 35)...
April 21, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434805/pressure-ulcers-in-icu-patients-incidence-and-clinical-and-epidemiological-features-a-multicenter-study-in-southern-brazil
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Delmiro Becker, Tatiane Cristiana Tozo, Saionara Savaris Batista, Andréa Luciana Mattos, Mirian Carla Bortolamedi Silva, Sabrina Rigon, Rosane Lucia Laynes, Edilaine C Salomão, Karina Drielli Gonçalves Hubner, Silvia Garcia Barros Sorbara, Péricles A D Duarte
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of pressure ulcers (PU) in adult patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), as well as the outcome (including ICU and hospital mortality) of these patients. METHODS: Epidemiological cohort multicenter prospective study, evaluating patients admitted for a period of 31days (June 01 to July 01, 2015) until hospital discharge. Epidemiological and clinical data were collected daily until ICU discharge, as was the incidence of PU, either new or present on admission...
April 20, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434804/nurses-knowledge-and-perception-of-delirium-screening-and-assessment-in-the-intensive-care-unit-long-term-effectiveness-of-an-education-based-knowledge-translation-intervention
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Sharon L Hickin, Sandra White, Jennifer Knopp-Sihota
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of education on nurses' knowledge of delirium, knowledge and perception of a validated screening tool, and delirium screening in the ICU. METHODS: A quasi-experimental single group pretest-post-test design. SETTING: A 16 bed ICU in a Canadian urban tertiary care centre. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Nursing knowledge and perception were measured at baseline, 3-month and 18-month periods. Delirium screening was then assessed over 24-months...
April 20, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433240/an-elicitation-study-of-critical-care-nurses-salient-hand-hygiene-beliefs
#4
Susan E Piras, Jana Lauderdale, Ann Minnick
AIM: To describe critical care nurses' hand hygiene attitudinal, normative referent, and control beliefs. BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is the primary strategy to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Social influence is an underdeveloped hand hygiene strategy. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study was conducted with 25 ICU nurses in the southeastern United States. Data were collected using the Nurses' Salient Belief Instrument. RESULTS: Thematic analysis generated four themes: Hand Hygiene is Protective; Nurses look to Nurses; Time-related Concerns; and Convenience is Essential...
April 19, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433239/shame-feeling-in-the-intensive-care-unit-patient-s-family-members
#5
Vasilios Koulouras, Zoe Konstanti, Dimitra Lepida, Georgios Papathanakos, Mary Gouva
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the levels of internal and external shame among family members of critically ill patients. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/ DESIGN: This prospective study was conducted in 2012/2013 on family members of Intensive Care Unit patients using the Others As Shamer Scale and the Experiential Shame Scale questionnaires. SETTING: Greek university hospital. RESULTS: Two hundred and twenty-three family members mean-aged (41...
April 19, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431797/video-education-for-critical-care-nurses-to-assess-pain-with-a-behavioural-pain-assessment-tool-a-descriptive-comparative-study
#6
Annika Björn, Sanna-Mari Pudas-Tähkä, Sanna Salanterä, Anna Axelin
AIM: To evaluate the impact of video education on critical care nurses' knowledge and skills in using a behavioural pain assessment tool for intensive care patients and to explore the nurses' experiences with video education. METHODS: Forty-eight nurses in one intensive care unit watched an educational video on the use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool, then assessed pain in two patients with the tool and took a knowledge test. The researcher made parallel pain assessments...
April 18, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408074/burnout-and-job-satisfaction-of-intensive-care-personnel-and-the-relationship-with-personality-and-religious-traits-an-observational-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Asimenia Ntantana, Dimitrios Matamis, Savvoula Savvidou, Maria Giannakou, Mary Gouva, George Nakos, Vasilios Koulouras
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if burnout in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is influenced by aspects of personality, religiosity and job satisfaction. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Cross-sectional study, designed to assess burnout in the ICU and to investigate possible determinants. Three different questionnaires were used: the Malach Burnout Inventory, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Spiritual/Religious Attitudes Questionnaire. Predicting factors for high burnout were identified by multivariate logistic regression analysis...
April 10, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389118/protective-isolation-precautions-for-the-prevention-of-nosocomial-colonization-and-infection-in-burn-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Katrien Raes, Koen Blot, Dirk Vogelaers, Sonia Labeau, Stijn Blot
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of protective isolation precautions on nosocomial colonization and infection rates in burn patients. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed of studies identified through Pubmed and Web of Science. Only articles in English were considered. The Downs and Black tool was used to evaluate their methodological quality. Random-effects meta-analysis obtained pooled risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of nosocomial colonization and infection rates...
April 4, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385278/intensive-care-nurses-experiences-of-infants-and-partners-presence-on-the-postoperative-ward-after-an-emergency-caesarean-section-an-interview-study
#9
Sofia Zwedberg, Matilda Huss, Emma Karlsson, Marie Poignant
It is evident that immediate skin-to-skin care after birth has the potential to improve breastfeeding outcomes and maternal satisfaction after a caesarean section; hence partners and infants should be present on the postoperative ward. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the intensive care nurses' experiences of having the infant and partner present on the postoperative ward after emergency caesarean sections. DESIGN: Interviews with semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using qualitative content analysis...
April 3, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366521/nurses-perceptions-of-reasons-for-persistent-low-rates-in-hand-hygiene-compliance
#10
Nohemi Sadule-Rios, Graciela Aguilera
AIM: The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' perceptions of reasons for persistent low rates in hand hygiene compliance in the Critical Care Unit and their recommendations for improvement. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study used an exploratory, descriptive survey design to identify critical care nurses' perceptions of barriers to hand hygiene compliance in the unit and their recommendations for improvement. RESULTS: Nurses selected high workload, understaffing and suggested lack of time as the main problems with hand hygiene compliance in the critical care unit...
March 30, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366520/the-needs-of-families-of-icu-trauma-patients-an-integrative-review
#11
REVIEW
Krista Wetzig, Marion Mitchell
BACKGROUND: The sudden, devastating, nature of traumatic injuries has a profound effect on patients and their families. When family needs are appropriately met in the intensive care units (ICU), families are empowered to support their injured relative (Blom et al., 2013). While the needs of families of general ICU patients have been examined the needs of trauma patients' families are not known and may be unique. AIM: The authors aimed to answer the question: "What are the needs of families of the adult ICU trauma patient?" METHOD: An integrative review methodology was used...
March 30, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365174/which-alternative-communication-methods-are-effective-for-voiceless-patients-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Helen Carruthers, Felicity Astin, Wendy Munro
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies to enable people who are temporarily voiceless due to medical intervention, to communicate. METHODS: A systematic review informed by a protocol published on an international register. Ten databases were searched from January 2004 to January 2017. Included studies assessed the effect of using AAC strategies on patient related outcomes and barriers to their use. All included studies were quality appraised...
March 29, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363594/thematic-analysis-how-do-patient-diaries-affect-survivors-psychological-recovery
#13
REVIEW
Angela Teece, John Baker
AIM: This review aims to use thematic analysis to explore and synthesise evidence of the actual or potential reported effects of diaries on the psychological rehabilitation and recovery of discharged critical care patients. BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that whilst admission to critical care may save patient lives, the psychological aftermath can damage a patient's recovery and these needs must be met. Patient diaries are one potential intervention to aid patients understand their critical illness and fill memory gaps caused by sedation, thus reducing psychological distress post-discharge...
March 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363593/seeing-beyond-monitors-critical-care-nurses-multiple-skills-in-patient-observation-descriptive-qualitative-study
#14
Mika Alastalo, Leena Salminen, Riitta-Liisa Lakanmaa, Helena Leino-Kilpi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of multiple skills in patient observation in critical care nursing. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Data from semi-structured interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. SETTING: Experienced critical care nurses (n=20) from three intensive care units in two university hospitals in Finland. FINDINGS: Patient observation skills consist of: information gaining skills, information processing skills, decision-making skills and co-operation skills...
March 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363592/a-survey-of-critical-care-nurses-practices-and-perceptions-surrounding-early-intravenous-antibiotic-initiation-during-septic-shock
#15
Russel J Roberts, Abdullah M Alhammad, Lindsay Crossley, Eric Anketell, LeeAnn Wood, Greg Schumaker, Erik Garpestad, John W Devlin
BACKGROUND: Delays in antibiotic administration after severe sepsis recognition increases mortality. While physician and pharmacy-related barriers to early antibiotic initiation have been well evaluated, those factors that affect the speed by which critical care nurses working in either the emergency department or the intensive care unit setting initiate antibiotic therapy remains poorly characterized. AIM: To evaluate the knowledge, practices and perceptions of critical care nurses regarding antibiotic initiation in patients with newly recognised septic shock...
March 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351551/effect-of-nocturnal-sound-reduction-on-the-incidence-of-delirium-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
#16
Ineke van de Pol, Mat van Iterson, Jolanda Maaskant
INTRODUCTION: Delirium in critically-ill patients is a common multifactorial disorder that is associated with various negative outcomes. It is assumed that sleep disturbances can result in an increased risk of delirium. This study hypothesized that implementing a protocol that reduces overall nocturnal sound levels improves quality of sleep and reduces the incidence of delirium in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This interrupted time series study was performed in an adult mixed medical and surgical 24-bed ICU...
March 25, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347628/factors-affecting-pain-assessment-scores-in-patients-on-mechanical-ventilation
#17
Yumi Ito, Koji Teruya, Hiroshi Kubota, Tomoko Yorozu, Emiko Nakajima
OBJECTIVE: To determine how respiratory status and other aspects of the patients' condition affect pain assessments. METHODS:  Pain was assessed in 20 patients aged ≥20 years who underwent cardiovascular surgery, and required postoperative mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit using the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS). A BPS score of ≥6 (pain) versus <6 (no pain) was the dependent variable for determining the effect on pain. RESULTS:  Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that in 99 observations made at rest, pre- and post-turning and pre- and post-tracheal suctioning, the BPS score was significantly affected by gender, the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale score, PaCO2, and HCO3(-)...
March 24, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343834/evaluating-the-impact-of-obesity-on-safety-and-efficacy-of-weight-based-norepinephrine-dosing-in-septic-shock-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#18
Paul J Wong, Komal A Pandya, Alexander H Flannery
OBJECTIVE: Norepinephrine is the first-line vasopressor recommended for patients in septic shock. Weight-based dosing may increase drug exposure and the risk of adverse effects in obese patients. The objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of weight-based norepinephrine dosing using actual body weight in the morbidly obese compared with normal weight patients. METHODS: This was a single centre, retrospective study of adult patients admitted with septic shock requiring norepinephrine for at least 12hours...
March 23, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341399/early-postoperative-blood-pressure-and-blood-loss-after-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
#19
Cagla Demirci, Florian Zeman, Christof Schmid, Bernhard Floerchinger
BACKGROUND: Increased blood loss after cardiac surgery is a risk factor for patient morbidity and mortality. Guidelines for postoperative haemodynamics management recommend normotensive blood pressure to avoid increased chest drain volumes. The aim of this study was to verify the correlation of early postoperative hypertension and blood loss in patients after cardiac surgery during the early postoperative period. METHODS: Postoperative mean blood pressure values and chest drain volumes of 431 patients were registered by an intensive care monitoring system during first 60minutes after intensive care admission...
March 22, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341400/the-breath-of-life-patients-experiences-of-breathing-during-and-after-mechanical-ventilation
#20
Hege S Haugdahl, Helena Dahlberg, Pål Klepstad, Sissel L Storli
INTRODUCTION: Breathlessness is a prevalent and distressing symptom in intensive care, underestimated by nurses and physicians. Therefore, to develop a more comprehensive understanding of this problem, the study had two aims: to compare patients' self-reported scores of breathlessness obtained during mechanical ventilation (MV) with experiences of breathlessness later recalled by patients and: to explore the lived experience of breathing during and after MV. METHOD: A qualitatively driven sequential mixed method design combining prospective observational breathlessness data at the end of a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) and follow up data from 11 post-discharge interviews...
March 21, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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