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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338533/sepsis-patients-in-the-emergency-department-stratification-using-the-clinical-impression-score-predisposition-infection-response-and-organ-dysfunction-score-or-quick-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score
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Vincent M Quinten, Matijs van Meurs, Anna E Wolffensperger, Jan C Ter Maaten, Jack J M Ligtenberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the stratification of sepsis patients in the emergency department (ED) for ICU admission and mortality using the Predisposition, Infection, Response and Organ dysfunction (PIRO) and quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores with clinical judgement assessed by the ED staff. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in the ED of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Adult nontrauma patients with suspected infection and at least two Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome criteria were included...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334564/data-driven-implementation-of-alarm-reduction-interventions-in-a-cardiovascular-surgical-icu
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Sharon H Allan, Peter A Doyle, Adam Sapirstein, Maria Cvach
BACKGROUND: Alarm fatigue in the ICU setting has been well documented in the literature. The ICU's high-intensity environment requires staff's vigilant attention, and distraction from false and non-actionable alarms pulls staff away from important tasks, creates dissatisfaction, and is a potential patient safety risk if alarms are missed or ignored. This project was intended to improve patient safety by optimizing alarm systems in a cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit (CVSICU)...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334560/development-and-preliminary-testing-of-the-coordination-process-error-reporting-tool-cpert-a-prospective-clinical-surveillance-mechanism-for-teamwork-errors-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-icu
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Katherine E Bates, Judy A Shea, Geoffrey L Bird, Cynthia Field, Deipanjan Nandi, Robert E Shaddy, Joshua P Metlay
BACKGROUND: Patient safety reporting systems (PSRSs) may not detect teamwork or coordination process errors that affect all dimensions of quality defined by the Institute of Medicine. This study aimed to develop and observe the performance of a novel tool, the Coordination Process Error Reporting Tool (CPERT), as a prospective clinical surveillance mechanism for teamwork errors in the pediatric cardiac ICU. METHODS: Providers and parents used the qualitative nominal group technique to identify coordination process error examples...
December 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333788/nursing-interruptions-in-a-trauma-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-observational-study
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Nicole C Craker, Robert A Myers, Jessy Eid, Priti Parikh, Mary C McCarthy, Kathy Zink, Pratik J Parikh
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to identify and analyze elements that affect duration of an interruption and likelihood of activity switch as experienced by nurses in an ICU. BACKGROUND: Although interruptions in the ICU impact patient safety, little is known regarding the complex situations that drive them. METHODS: RNs were observed in a 23-bed surgical ICU. We observed 206 interruptions, and analyzed for duration and activity switch...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330941/nurse-driven-clinical-pathway-for-inpatient-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Catherine M Pound, Victoria Gelt, Salwa Akiki, Kaylee Eady, Katherine Moreau, Franco Momoli, Barbara Murchison, Roger Zemek, Brett Mulholland, Tom Kovesi
OBJECTIVE: We examined the impact of a nurse-driven clinical pathway on length of stay (LOS) for children hospitalized with asthma. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial involving children hospitalized with asthma. Nurses of children in the intervention group weaned salbutamol frequency using an asthma scoring tool, whereas physicians weaned salbutamol frequency for the control group patients as per standard care. The primary outcome was LOS in hours...
March 22, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327496/the-quality-of-nursing-in-intensive-care-a-development-of-a-rating-scale
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Rachele La Sala, Elena Galfrè, Laura Bertani, Valentina Mingolla, Silvia Murelli, Giuseppina Messina
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The evaluation of nursing care is a topic of great interest and especially crucial in intensive care contexts. However, inside the Italian scientific scenario it is still difficult to measure NSO, or Nursing Sensitive Outcomes, due to the lack of indicators or scales shared by the nursing community. The aim of the present study was therefore to develop a Quality Nursing Care Scale for the Intensive Care (ICU-I-QNCS). METHOD: From the literature review of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) quality standards, they were generated 63 items...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323727/experience-with-the-use-of-single-use-disposable-bronchoscope-in-the-icu-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-of-singapore
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Dominic C Marshall, Rucha S Dagaonkar, Chan Yeow, Anura T Peters, Siew Kin Tan, Dessmon Y H Tai, Soon Keng Gohs, Albert Y H Lim, Benjamin Ho, Sennen J W Lew, John Abisheganaden, Akash Verma
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy is performed frequently in intensive care units (ICUs) for various indications using the reusable conventional bronchoscope (CB). Recently, "single-use disposable bronchoscope" (SB) was introduced into the health care industry. The purpose of this study was to compare the utility of SB with CB in ICU. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy in the ICUs in the year 2015. RESULTS: Ninety-three patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy in the ICU were studied...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299540/psychosocial-needs-of-patient-s-relatives-and-health-care-providers-in-a-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Sasidaran Kandasamy, Niranjan Vijayakumar, Rupesh Kumar Natarajan, Thangavelu Sangaralingam, Nedunchelian Krishnamoorthi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the needs of relatives of children admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and compare their needs with the perspectives of doctors, nurses and administrators. METHODS: This is a descriptive comparative study done at a tertiary care PICU from South India. A modified Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI) (internal consistency reliability =0.93) was used to assess the needs of 35 family members, 30 nurses, 30 doctors and 30 administrators...
March 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297827/-application-of-bedside-ultrasound-in-measuring-gastric-residual-volume-in-neurosurgical-critical-patients-with-enteral-nutrition-support
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L Cao, X H Ye, J Li, L N Zhang, L Li, W Y Zhang, L L Deng
Objective: To explore the effect of bedside ultrasound in measuring gastric residual volume in neurosurgical critical patients with enteral nutrition support. Method: From March to August 2016, 70 critically neurological patients with continues enteral nutrition who admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were randomized into two groups. The observation group applied the bedside ultrasound monitoring gastric residual volume every day to guide the implementation of enteral nutrition. The control group used syringes withdrawing every 8 hours to measure the gastric residual volume...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292221/investigation-of-the-usability-of-computerized-critical-care-information-systems-in-germany
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Falk von Dincklage, Klaudiusz Suchodolski, Gregor Lichtner, Wolfgang Friesdorf, Beatrice Podtschaske, Maximilian Ragaller
INTRODUCTION: The term "usability" describes how effectively, efficiently, and with what level of user satisfaction an information system can be used to accomplish specific goals. Computerized critical care information systems (CCISs) with high usability increase quality of care and staff satisfaction, while reducing medication errors. Conversely, systems lacking usability can interrupt clinical workflow, facilitate errors, and increase charting time. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare usability across CCIS currently used in Germany...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291809/impact-of-a-structured-icu-training-programme-in-resource-limited-settings-in-asia
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Rashan Haniffa, Yoel Lubell, Ben S Cooper, Sanjib Mohanty, Shamsul Alam, Arjun Karki, Rajya Pattnaik, Ahmed Maswood, R Haque, Raju Pangeni, Marcus J Schultz, Arjen M Dondorp
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact on ICU performance of a modular training program in three resource-limited general adult ICUs in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. METHOD: A modular ICU training programme was evaluated using performance indicators from June 2009 to June 2012 using an interrupted time series design with an 8 to 15 month pre-intervention and 18 to 24 month post-intervention period. ICU physicians and nurses trained in Europe and the USA provided training for ICU doctors and nurses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281766/lived-experiences-of-parents-of-premature-babies-in-the-intensive-care-unit-in-a-private-hospital-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Erika Steyn, Marie Poggenpoel, Chris Myburgh
BACKGROUND: Many of the 15 million premature babies born worldwide every year survive because of advanced medical interventions. Their parents have intense experiences when their babies are in the intensive care unit (ICU), and these have an impact on their thoughts, feelings and relationships, including their relationships with their premature babies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore and describe the lived experiences of parents of premature babies in an ICU...
February 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277998/intensive-care-unit-nurses-perceived-barriers-towards-pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-south-east-iran
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L Mirshekari, B Tirgari, M A Forouzi
OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention is one of the most important roles of nurses in intensive care units (ICUs). This study was conducted to identify intensive care registered nurses' perceived barriers towards PU prevention in south east Iran. METHOD: This study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design. A convenience sample consisted of registered nurses working in trauma intensive care units affliated by Zahedan Medical University participated in this study...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267682/a-retrospective-descriptive-comparative-study-to-identify-patient-variables-that-contribute-to-the-development-of-deep-tissue-injury-among-patients-in-intensive-care-units
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Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Oleg Teleten, Machelle Wilson
Deep tissue injury (DTI) may develop in critically ill patients despite implementation of preventive interventions. A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted in a 620-bed, level 1 trauma, academic medical center with 7 adult intensive care units ([ICUs] cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, burn surgery, med-surgery, neurosurgery, medical, and transfer) among patients treated from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2015. All patients 18 years of age or older that developed a sacral DTI that evolved into a Stage 3, Stage 4, or unstageable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) in the ICU were included...
February 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263192/the-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-icu-7-delirium-severity-scale-a-novel-delirium-severity-instrument-for-use-in-the-icu
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Babar A Khan, Anthony J Perkins, Sujuan Gao, Siu L Hui, Noll L Campbell, Mark O Farber, Linda L Chlan, Malaz A Boustani
OBJECTIVES: Delirium severity is independently associated with longer hospital stays, nursing home placement, and death in patients outside the ICU. Delirium severity in the ICU is not routinely measured because the available instruments are difficult to complete in critically ill patients. We designed our study to assess the reliability and validity of a new ICU delirium severity tool, the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU-7 delirium severity scale. DESIGN: Observational cohort study...
March 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254205/a-family-intervention-to-reduce-delirium-in-hospitalised-icu-patients-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marion L Mitchell, Susanne Kean, Janice E Rattray, Alastair M Hull, Chelsea Davis, Jenny E Murfield, Leanne M Aitken
BACKGROUND: Family members could play an important role in preventing and reducing the development of delirium in Intensive Care Units (ICU) patients. This study sought to assess the feasibility of design and recruitment, and acceptability for family members and nurses of a family delivered intervention to reduce delirium in ICU patients. METHOD: A single centre randomised controlled trial in an Australian medical/surgical ICU was conducted. Sixty-one family members were randomised (29 in intervention and 32 in non-intervention group)...
February 26, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246001/hand-hygiene-in-intensive-care-units-a-matter-of-time
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J T Stahmeyer, B Lutze, T von Lengerke, I F Chaberny, C Krauth
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections are a frequent threat to patient safety and cause significant disease burden. The most important single preventive measure is hand hygiene (HH). Barriers to adherence with HH recommendations include structural aspects, knowledge gaps, and organizational issues, especially a lack of time in daily routine. AIM: To determine the number of hand hygiene opportunities (HHOs), compliance rates, and time spent on hand hygiene in intensive care units (ICUs)...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243991/normothermia-and-stroke
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Jonathan Marehbian, David M Greer
In the past two decades, there has been much focus on the adverse effect of fever on neurologic outcome, the benefits of hypothermia on functional outcomes, and the interplay of associated complications. Despite decades of experience regarding randomized, safety and feasibility, case-controlled, retrospective studies, there has yet to be a large, randomized, multicenter, clinical trial with the appropriate power to address the potential benefits of targeted temperature modulation compared to hypothermia alone...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243161/perioperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-poor-cardiac-surgery-patient-outcomes
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Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Nikolaos V Fotos, Athina Patelarou, Stavros Theologou, Mihalis Argiriou, Anastasia A Chatziefstratiou, Christina Katzilieri, Hero Brokalaki
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between the perioperative neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and cardiac surgery patient outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 145 patients who underwent cardiac surgery in a tertiary hospital of Athens, Greece, from January to March 2015, was conducted. By using a structured short questionnaire, this study reviewed the electronic hospital database and the medical and nursing patient records for data collection purposes...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243074/delirium-in-405-articles-of-medical-non-surgical-or-icu-inpatients-unproven-speed-of-onset-and-recovery
#20
Paul Jay Regal
PURPOSE: There is agreement in the medical literature that delirium is of sudden or rapid onset. Although the speed of recovery cannot be used for initial diagnosis, recovery speed provides a test of diagnostic criteria. The aim of this study was to determine whether articles on delirium among medical inpatients proved sudden onset and rapid recovery. METHODS: The literature was searched for studies with at least 50 patients on medical or geriatric wards. Excluded were postoperative, critical care, and nursing home studies...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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