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Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

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2014: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24716392/vasopressor-stewardship-a-case-report-and-lesson-shared
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Christine K Koczmara, Charles St-Arnaud, Hector Quiroz Martinez, Neill K J Adhikari, Maureen Meade, Dominic Bérard, Marc-André Leclair, Sylvia Hyland, Lyne Côté, Evelyn Torres, Luc Fontaine, Flore Béland, Alain Martel, Sylvain Samson, Joanne Dubreuil, Geneviève Lagueux, Patrice Lamarre, Chantal Langevin, François Lamontagne
A case report, focused on vasopressor use and presented in this article, is likely to resonate with many critical care nurses. In this article the authors describe opportunities to enhance safety with vasopressor therapy. Specifically, the goal of improving communication among physicians, nurses, and pharmacists around desired endpoints for vasopressor therapy, triggers for reassessment of the therapeutic strategy and cause of the patient's shock was identified as an area for improvement. A form piloted within an organization for use during multidisciplinary rounds and key findings is shared...
2014: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24716391/subglottic-secretion-volume-and-viscosity-effect-of-systemic-volume-and-oral-hydration
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Pamela V O'Neal, Mary Jo Grap, Cindy L Munro, Curtis N Sessler, R K Elswick, Shuxian Zhang Sinks
OBJECTIVES: Removal of secretions from the subglottic space, which is the larynx cavity below the glottis that contains the vocal cords, reduces the risk for ventilator associated pneumonia. Relationships between factors associated with subglottic secretion volume and viscosity have not been investigated. Subglottic secretions may have a possible link with systemic volume status and oral cavity hydration. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among systemic volume, oral cavity hydration, and subglottic secretion (SS) volume and viscosity in mechanically ventilated adults...
2014: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24716390/the-relation-of-critical-care-nurses-information-seeking-behaviour-with-perception-of-personal-control-training-and-non-routineness-of-the-task
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kristine Newman, Diane Doran, Lynn M Nagle
AIMS: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between (1) critical care nurses' information-seeking behaviour and the non-routineness of tasks; and (2) the extent to which nurses' perception of their problem-solving abilities when completing patient care tasks, moderate the relationship between information-seeking behaviour and non-routineness of tasks. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was used. A random sample (n = 177) of critical care nurses working in hospital settings was selected from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) database...
2014: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24716389/speak-with-conviction
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Teddie Tanguay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24616951/monitor-alarm-fatigue
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COMMENT
Judy Rashotte
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2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24616950/reflective-debriefing-to-promote-novice-nurses-clinical-judgment-after-high-fidelity-clinical-simulation-a-pilot-test
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Patrick Lavoie, Jacinthe Pepin, Louise Boyer
BACKGROUND: Novice nurses are increasingly beginning their career paths in critical care areas, where they are expected to care for patients whose lives are potentially threatened. They are unable to benefit from years of experience to facilitate their clinical decisions. Reflection after simulation could possibly improve nurses' clinical judgment in complex situations. DESIGN: An educational project was conducted to pilot-test a teaching intervention, which combined reflective debriefing with a simulated critical care experience...
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24616949/napping-during-breaks-on-night-shift-critical-care-nurse-managers-perceptions
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Marie P Edwards, Diana E McMillan, Wendy M Fallis
BACKGROUND: Fatigue associated with shiftwork can threaten the safety and health of nurses and the patients in their care. Napping during night shift breaks has been shown to be an effective strategy to decrease fatigue and enhance performance in a variety of work environments, but appears to have mixed support within health care. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore critical care unit managers'perceptions of and experiences with their nursing staff's napping practices on night shift, including their perceptions of the benefits and barriers to napping/not napping in terms of patient safety and nurses'personal health and safety...
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24616948/supreme-court-ruling
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Marie Edwards
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24288878/consenting-to-pediatric-critical-care-research-understanding-the-perspective-of-parents
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Margot Thomas, Kusum Menon
UNLABELLED: Pediatric clinical research is dependent on obtaining consentfrom the parents or legal guardian of eligible patients. Little is known about parents' perspectives and the process by which they make the decision to enroll their child in a pediatric critical care trial. OBJECTIVE: To describe the experience of parents/legal guardians who consented or declined consent for their child to be enrolled in a pediatric critical care research study. Factors that influenced parents' decisions and suggestions for improving and modifying the consent process were explored...
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23691718/the-experience-of-critically-ill-children-a-phenomenological-study-of-discomfort-and-comfort
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Franco A Carnevale, Josée Gaudreault
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence indicates that critically ill children are particularly at risk for incurring significant psychological harm. Little is known about these children's actual experiences. AIM: The aim of the study was to examine children's experience of critical illness. The research question was: What are a critically ill child's sources of discomfort and comfort? DESIGN: Interpretive phenomenology was selected as the study's method...
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23691717/an-exploration-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-beliefs-toward-organ-and-tissue-donation-among-the-adult-haitian-population-living-in-the-greater-montreal-area
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Wendy Sherry, Bernard Tremblay, Andréa Maria Laizner
BACKGROUND: The decision to donate organs and tissues has the potential to save and improve the quality of life of the transplant recipient. Previous studies suggest lack of information, fears, and prejudices have prevented some cultural minorities from participating in organ and tissue donation (OTD). There is scarce information about the views of those who might be approached for potential donation in the Haitian community. In fact, Haitians are the largest Black ethno-cultural community in Montreal and are at higher risk for needing a kidney transplant (Desilets & Sodjinou, 2006)...
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23691716/critical-thinking
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Teddie Tanguay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2013: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23342937/the-building-bridges-initiative-learning-with-from-and-about-to-create-an-interprofessional-end-of-life-program
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Elizabeth Gordon, Brenda Ridley, Janine Boston, Eileen Dahl
In this paper, the authors outline the rationale, planning, delivery, results, evaluation and knowledge transfer strategies employed in offering an eight-hour education day offered 12 times in 2010, to a total of 200 staff in three Toronto General Hospital (TGH) intensive care units (ICU) at the University Health Network (UHN). The integration of members from the point-of-care staff teams into the planning, development, presentation and attendance was a critical success factor for this initiative. Organizers and participants had the opportunity to build bridges with each other and across teams and programs by engaging in interprofessional learning, sharing narratives and consolidating increasing awareness of resources with facilitation from staff from nursing, medicine, palliative care, bioethics, social work, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, wellness and spiritual care...
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23342936/delirium-in-the-intensive-care-unit-role-of-the-critical-care-nurse-in-early-detection-and-treatment
#15
REVIEW
Terra Olson
Critically ill patients are at increased risk of developing delirium, which has been considered one of the most common complications of intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalization. Despite the high occurrence of delirium in the ICU, researchers have shown it is consistently overlooked and often undiagnosed. An understanding of delirium and the three clinical subtypes of hyperactive, hypoactive and mixed-type delirium that exist are key to early detection and treatment. Critical care nurses are in the frontline position to detect and monitor for risk factors that contribute to the development of delirium in the ICU...
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23342935/burnout-in-critical-care-nurses-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Kirstin Epp
Burnout and its development in critical care nurses is a concept that has received extensive study, yet remains a problem in Canada and around the world. Critical care nurses are particularly vulnerable to developing burnout due to the chronic occupational stressors they are exposed to, including high patient acuity, high levels of responsibility, working with advanced technology, caring for families in crisis, and involved in morally distressing situations, particularly prolonging life unnecessarily. The purpose of this article is to explore how the chronic stressors that critical care nurses are exposed to contribute to the development of burnout, and strategies for burnout prevention...
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23342934/a-survey-of-nurses-perceptions-of-the-intensive-care-delirium-screening-checklist
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Tyler J Law, Nicole A Leistikow, Laura Hoofring, Sharon K Krumm, Karin J Neufeld, Dale M Needham
OBJECTIVES: Delirium in critically ill patients is common and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Routine delirium screening is recommended by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) is one validated and commonly-used tool, but little is known about nurses'perceptions of using the ICDSC, and of barriers to delirium assessment and treatment. DESIGN: A survey was administered to 189 critical care-trained nurses working on four oncology inpatient units, where the ICDSC has been used for greater than five years...
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23035376/bivads-a-bridge-to-the-future-for-patients-and-their-families-the-art-and-science-of-nursing-combined-in-the-face-of-technology
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Elaine Doucette, Jessica Cyr, Robyn Graham, Tieghan Killackey, Laura Leblanc, Kyla Martinson, Jeannette Verleun
Approximately 500,000 Canadians live with heart failure (Ross et al., 2006). These numbers continue to rise due to advancing technology and successes in treating cardiac conditions and potentially fatal events such as myocardial infarctions. According to Carrier (2005), individuals with damaged hearts are living longer, and lives are being successfully saved with the surge of cardiovascular assist devices developed in recent years, which are increasingly used as a bridge to transplant. Despite the lifesaving capabilities of ventricular-assist devices, these innovations pose risks and complications that can be debilitating for patients and their families (Carrier, 2005)...
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23035375/survey-of-canadian-critical-care-nurses-experiences-of-conflict-in-intensive-care-units
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Marie Edwards, Karen Throndson, Julie Girardin
The purpose of this study was to enhance our understanding of Canadian critical care nurses' experiences of and responses to situations of conflict in the ICU. Through a 35-item web-based survey, members of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses were asked questions regarding the types, causes and frequency of conflict experienced, the nursing interventions found most helpful in situations of conflict, and the resources found most helpful in responding to situations of conflict. A total of 241 nurses responded to the survey...
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22852174/it-is-not-what-you-leave-behind-it-is-what-you-take-with-you-that-counts
#20
Teddie Tanguay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2012: Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
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