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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076685/diffusion-of-evidence-based-intensive-care-unit-organizational-practices-a-state-wide-analysis
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Rachel Kohn, Vanessa Madden, Jeremy M Kahn, David A Asch, Amber E Barnato, Scott D Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin
RATIONALE: Several intensive care unit (ICU) organizational practices have been associated with improved patient outcomes. However, the uptake of these evidence-based practices is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess diffusion of ICU organizational practices across the state of Pennsylvania. METHODS: We conducted two web-based, cross-sectional surveys of ICU organizational practices in Pennsylvania acute care hospitals, in 2005 (chief nursing officer respondents) and 2014 (ICU nurse manager respondents)...
January 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067569/optimizing-postoperative-handover-to-the-intensive-care-unit-at-a-tertiary-centre
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Shankar Kumar, Andrew R McKean, Andrew Ramwell, Carolyn Johnston, Susannah Leaver
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive handover of patients transferred from operating theatre to the intensive care unit is crucial in ensuring ongoing quality and safety of care. Handover in this setting poses unique challenges, yet few studies have considered or tested approaches to improve the process. A quality improvement project was undertaken to assess and improve the quality of information transfer during the handover of postoperative patients to the general intensive care unit at a tertiary centre...
January 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051826/-vap-and-oral-hygiene-a-systematic-review
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F Guerra, F De Martino, M Capocci, F Rinaldo, A Mannocci, A De Biase, L Ottolenghi, G La Torre
Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection in intensive care units. International literature showed how the use of professional oral hygiene protocols provide an essential support in VAP prevention. The aim of this study is to provide a systematic and narrative updated review, to further demonstrate that a proper protocol of oral hygiene, in special needs patients, can reduce risk of developing VAP. In this study were analyzed 10 narrative and 3 systematic reviews. Systematic reviews were evaluated with AMSTAR checklist, INSA tool was used to analyze narrative reviews...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043721/effect-of-daily-use-of-electronic-checklist-on-physical-rehabilitation-consultations-in-critically-ill-patients
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Rashid Ali, Patrick J Cornelius, Vitaly Herasevich, Ognjen Gajic, Rahul Kashyap
RATIONALE: In intensive care unit (ICU) practice, great emphasis is placed on the functional stabilization of the major organ systems, sometimes at the expense of physical rehabilitation. Checklists have shown to be an effective tool for standardizing care models. Our aim was to the study the effect of the use of an electronic checklist on occupational therapy/physical therapy (OT-PT) consults in critically ill patients. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of all adults admitted for the first time in an academic medical ICU in year 2014 was conducted...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942705/association-of-a-clinical-practice-guideline-with-blood-culture-use-in-critically-ill-children
#5
Charlotte Z Woods-Hill, James Fackler, Kristen Nelson McMillan, Judith Ascenzi, Diego A Martinez, Matthew F Toerper, Annie Voskertchian, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Sybil Ann Klaus, Scott Levin, Aaron M Milstone
Importance: Sepsis and septic shock are common and, at times, fatal in pediatrics. Blood cultures are often obtained when clinicians suspect sepsis, yet are low-yield with a false-positive rate up to 50%. Objectives: To determine whether a novel, 2-part, clinical practice guideline could decrease the rates of total blood cultures and cultures collected from central venous catheters in critically ill children and to examine the effect of the guideline on patient outcomes...
December 12, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940521/incidence-risk-factors-and-associated-mortality-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-at-an-intensive-care-unit-in-northern-india
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S B Mishra, R Misra, A Azim, A K Baronia, K N Prasad, T N Dhole, M Gurjar, R K Singh, B Poddar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence, risk factors and associated mortality of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) in India. DESIGN: This prospective observational study was conducted over a period of 16 months at a tertiary care referral medical center. SETTING: We conducted this study over a period of 16 months at a tertiary care referral medical center. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with a central venous catheter (CVC) for >48 h admitted to the ICU were enrolled...
December 8, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918334/challenges-of-anesthesia-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-access-to-safe-obstetric-anesthesia-in-east-africa
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Isabella Epiu, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa, Cephas Mijumbi, Thomas M Chokwe, Edwin Lugazia, Francois Ndarugirire, Theogene Twagirumugabe, Gerald Dubowitz
BACKGROUND: The United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals targeted a 75% reduction in maternal mortality. However, in spite of this goal, the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births remains unacceptably high across Sub-Saharan Africa. Because many of these deaths could likely be averted with access to safe surgery, including cesarean delivery, we set out to assess the capacity to provide safe anesthetic care for mothers in the main referral hospitals in East Africa. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at 5 main referral hospitals in East Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918253/placental-growth-factor-alone-or-in-combination-with-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-an-aid-to-the-assessment-of-women-with-suspected-pre-eclampsia-systematic-review-and-economic-analysis
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Geoff K Frampton, Jeremy Jones, Micah Rose, Liz Payne
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia (PE) prediction based on blood pressure, presence of protein in the urine, symptoms and laboratory test abnormalities can result in false-positive diagnoses. This may lead to unnecessary antenatal admissions and preterm delivery. Blood tests that measure placental growth factor (PlGF) or the ratio of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) to PlGF could aid prediction of PE if either were added to routine clinical assessment or used as a replacement for proteinuria testing...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904631/the-effect-of-clinical-supervision-model-on-high-alert-medication-safety-in-intensive-care-units-nurses
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Asghar Khalifehzadeh Esfahani, Fatemeh Ramezany Varzaneh, Tahereh Changiz
BACKGROUND: Medication errors and adverse drug events of high alert medication are one of the major problems in therapeutic system. The purpose of the present study was to investigate ύthe effect of clinical supervision model on high alert medication safety in intensive care units nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study conducted on 32 nurses of intensive care units. The researcher observed the administration of high alert drugs including heparin, warfarin, norepinephrine, dobutamine, and dopamine by nurses and recorded the scores of the work in preventing medication errors, the work in preventing adverse drug events, and medication safety...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899718/postoperative-delirium-after-liver-transplantation-is-associated-with-increased-length-of-stay-and-lower-survival-in-a-prospective-cohort
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Sonja Beckmann, Maria Schubert, Hanna Burkhalter, Philipp Dutkowski, Sabina De Geest
INTRODUCTION: Although postoperative delirium (POD) is a common in-hospital complication associated with negative outcomes, evidence in liver transplantation (LT) is scarce. OBJECTIVE: We examined the incidence and duration of POD, its impact on outcomes and health-care utilization, and described predisposing and precipitating factors favoring POD development. DESIGN: This prospective cohort study included adults undergoing transplantation in a tertiary hospital...
November 28, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895065/social-determinants-and-maternal-exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-of-obstetric-patients-with-severe-maternal-morbidity-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Angela Taft, Susan McDonald, Wendy Pollock, Joel Christian Roque Henriquez
INTRODUCTION: Maternal mortality is a potentially preventable public health issue. Maternal morbidity is increasingly of interest to aid the reduction of maternal mortality. Obstetric patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are an important part of the global burden of maternal morbidity. Social determinants influence health outcomes of pregnant women. Additionally, intimate partner violence has a great negative impact on women's health and pregnancy outcome. However, little is known about the contextual and social aspects of obstetric patients treated in the ICU...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891355/the-effect-of-continuous-enteral-nutrition-on-nutrition-indices-compared-to-the-intermittent-and-combination-enteral-nutrition-in-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Sakine Mazaherpur, Alireza Khatony, Alireza Abdi, Yahia Pasdar, Farid Najafi
INTRODUCTION: Nutrition support is one of the most common care, which is undertaken for patients who suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and are admitted in intensive care units. Literature indicates some controversies regarding the appropriate method of nutrition support in these patients. AIM: This study was conducted for determining the effect of continuous enteral nutrition on nutrition indices, compared to the intermittent enteral and combination nutrition in TBI patients...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884733/hospital-related-cost-of-sepsis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Habibollah Arefian, Steffen Heublein, André Scherag, Frank Martin Brunkhorst, Mustafa Z Younis, Onnen Moerer, Dagmar Fischer, Michael Hartmann
OBJECTIVES: This article systematically reviews research on the costs of sepsis and, as a secondary aim, evaluates the quality of economic evaluations reported in peer-reviewed journals. METHODS: We systematically searched the MEDLINE, National Health Service (Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment), Cost-effectiveness Analysis Registry and Web of Knowledge databases for studies published between January 2005 and June 2015...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876409/knowledge-and-practice-of-intensive-care-nurses-for-endotracheal-suctioning-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-western-turkey
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Gül Bülbül Maraş, Elem Kocaçal Güler, İsmet Eşer, Şükran Köse
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to determine intensive care nurses' knowledge and practice levels regarding open system endotracheal suctioning and to investigate if there is a relationship between nurses' demographic characteristics and their knowledge and practice. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: The study was conducted as a cross-sectional and non-participant structured observational design. Data were collected using a 45-item structured and self-administered questionnaire and a 31-item observational checklist...
November 19, 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869210/delivery-room-quality-improvement-project-improved-compliance-with-best-practices-for-a-community-nicu
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Charles W Sauer, Mallory A Boutin, Aayah N Fatayerji, James A Proudfoot, Nabil I Fatayerji, David J Golembeski
A Quality Improvement bundle was implemented with the goal of standardizing the multidisciplinary approach to delivery room management. We used a Pre-Post Quality Improvement initiative with the following aims: (1) Placement of a functioning pulse oximeter by two minutes after birth, (2) Delayed intubation, (3) Normothermia on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission, (4) Use of a pre-brief, debrief, and delivery room checklist. Data was collected for 548 infants, which represents every admission to the Palomar Rady Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the 35 month study period from January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2012...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865899/a-systematic-review-finds-limited-data-on-measurement-properties-of-instruments-measuring-outcomes-in-adult-intensive-care-unit-survivors
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Karen A Robinson, Wesley E Davis, Victor D Dinglas, Pedro A Mendez-Tellez, Anahita Rabiee, Vineeth Sukrithan, Ramakrishna Yalamanchilli, Alison E Turnbull, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is a growing number of studies evaluating the physical, cognitive, mental health and health-related quality of life (QOL) outcomes of adults surviving critical illness. However, there is little consensus on the most appropriate instruments to measure these outcomes. To inform the development of such consensus, we conducted a systematic review of the performance characteristics of instruments measuring physical, cognitive, mental health and HRQOL outcomes in adult intensive care unit (ICU) survivors...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864615/the-effects-of-active-mobilisation-and-rehabilitation-in-icu-on-mortality-and-function-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Claire J Tipping, Meg Harrold, Anne Holland, Lorena Romero, Travis Nisbet, Carol L Hodgson
PURPOSE: Early active mobilisation and rehabilitation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is being used to prevent the long-term functional consequences of critical illness. This review aimed to determine the effect of active mobilisation and rehabilitation in the ICU on mortality, function, mobility, muscle strength, quality of life, days alive and out of hospital to 180 days, ICU and hospital lengths of stay, duration of mechanical ventilation and discharge destination, linking outcomes with the World Health Organization International Classification of Function Framework...
November 18, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850810/1174-a-checklist-with-education-and-chart-audit-increases-compliance-of-the-universal-protocol-in-the-icu
#18
Ninotchka Brydges, Kristen Price
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850780/1143-reducing-cauti-risk-in-a-pediatric-cardiac-icu-through-implementation-of-a-daily-safety-checklist
#19
Melissa Busovsky-McNeal, Sujata Chakravarti, Michelle Ramirez, Yasir Al-Qaqaa, Diane Reformina, Caitlin Aberle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832691/clinical-course-teaching-in-transport-of-critically-ill-patients-small-group-methods
#20
Mohammad Taghi Beigmohammadi, Mojgan Rahimi, Omid Nabavian, Seyed Hossein Davarani, Kassra Karvandian, Fatemeh Kamalitabar
Critically ill patient transfer is potentially risky and may be lead to morbidity and mortality. Physicians' skill is very important for safe transport. We want to evaluate the effect of clinical course teaching on the promotion of physicians' abilities in the transport of critically ill patients. In an interventional study, 320 interns, male and female, were taught about patient transfer in two groups include in one day clinical course as the small group system (n=160) and other group the lecture base learning (n=160)...
September 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
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