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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530309/-monitoring-units-in-departments-of-internal-medicine-frequency-impact-and-satisfaction
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David Raveh-Brawer, Tanya Itzekson, Ruth Henshke-Bar-Meir, Noa Sylvetsky, Reuven Friedmann, Ranana Siegman, Tanya Mor, Moshe Hersch, Amos M Yinnon, Shoshana Zevin
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing numbers of elderly, seriously ill patients and shortage of ICU beds, many hospitals have established monitoring units (MU) in their medical departments. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the national prevalence of MUs in medical departments; (2) to determine the outcome of consecutively admitted MU patients; (3) to evaluate patient/ family satisfaction with care. METHODS: The case control study included all 123 patients hospitalized in the MU during a 5-month period, compared with two control groups: (1) 123 patients admitted to medical departments, matched at a ratio of 1:1 by gender, age±10 years and mechanical ventilation; (2) all 52 medical patients treated in the ICU...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528623/organizational-perspectives-of-nurse-executives-in-15-hospitals-on-the-impact-and-effectiveness-of-rapid-response-teams
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Patricia L Smith, Jean McSweeney
BACKGROUND: Many hospitals use rapid response teams (RRTs) to respond to deteriorating patients, but it remains unclear what organizations actually monitor. Understanding what organizations value in an RRT may help clarify measurement choices. Interviews were conducted to determine how organizational leaders perceived and evaluated their hospitals' RRTs. METHODS: The study used a descriptive, qualitative design. Participants were nurse executives and key informants in 300- to 500-bed hospitals in the south-central United States and were recruited using purposive and snowball sampling...
June 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528347/discriminative-accuracy-of-physician-and-nurse-predictions-for-survival-and-functional-outcomes-6-months-after-an-icu-admission
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Michael E Detsky, Michael O Harhay, Dominique F Bayard, Aaron M Delman, Anna E Buehler, Saida A Kent, Isabella V Ciuffetelli, Elizabeth Cooney, Nicole B Gabler, Sarah J Ratcliffe, Mark E Mikkelsen, Scott D Halpern
Importance: Predictions of long-term survival and functional outcomes influence decision making for critically ill patients, yet little is known regarding their accuracy. Objective: To determine the discriminative accuracy of intensive care unit (ICU) physicians and nurses in predicting 6-month patient mortality and morbidity, including ambulation, toileting, and cognition. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective cohort study conducted in 5 ICUs in 3 hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and enrolling patients who spent at least 3 days in the ICU from October 2013 until May 2014 and required mechanical ventilation, vasopressors, or both...
May 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526312/identification-of-low-high-and-super-gelers-and-barriers-to-hand-hygiene-among-intensive-care-unit-nurses
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Sharon Lea Kurtz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article was to provide information identified during hand hygiene (HH) surveillance periods at 5 intensive care units (ICUs) (4 hospitals) in Texas. METHODS: Using room entry and room exit, overt observation periods were 8 consecutive hours for 3-5 days on 64 ICU nurses. RESULTS: A total of 3,620 HH opportunities were recorded during 18 days of observation (144 hours). The average hand hygiene compliance (HHC) rate was 64%, with 19% of the nurses participating in HH in the 60%-69% range...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524380/family-members-experiences-with-intensive-care-unit-diaries-when-the-patient-does-not-survive
#5
Maria Johansson, Ingrid Wåhlin, Lennart Magnusson, Ingrid Runeson, Elizabeth Hanson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore how family members experienced the use of a diary when a relative does not survive the stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD: A qualitative method with a hermeneutic approach was used. Nine participants who read/wrote eight diaries in total were interviewed. The collected data were analysed using a hermeneutic technique inspired by Geanellos. FINDINGS: The analysis revealed an overall theme 'the diary was experienced as a bridge connecting the past with the future', which was a metaphor referring to the temporal aspect where there was the period with the diary up until the patient's death and then the postbereavement period...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524040/-a-case-of-the-severe-human-infection-by-avian-influenza-h7n9-was-rescued-successfully-by-the-sepsis-bundle
#6
Shaohong Wang, Jintao Liu, Haili Luo, Xianguo Pan, Tongmei Yuan, Xuemei Long
One confirmed diagnosis case of severe human infection by avian influenza H7N9 admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University on January 12th, 2017 was reported. The patient was treated with the sepsis bundle, and recovered finally, including a series of comprehensive treatments, such as respiratory support, circulation support, antiviral, anti-inflammation, immunization enhancement, critical nursing, fluid management, nutritional support and treatment of complications...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511546/the-relationship-between-work-commitment-dynamic-and-medication-error
#7
Abdoolkarim Rezaiamin, Marzieh Pazokian, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Malihe Nasiri
Incidence of medication errors in intensive care unit (ICU) can cause irreparable damage for ICU patients. Therefore, it seems necessary to find the causes of medication errors in this section. Work commitment and dynamic might affect the incidence of medication errors in ICU. To assess the mentioned hypothesis, we performed a descriptive-analytical study which was carried out on 117 nurses working in ICU of educational hospitals in Tehran. Minick et al., Salyer et al., and Wakefield et al. scales were used for data gathering on work commitment, dynamic, and medication errors, respectively...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509706/length-of-stay-mortality-cost-and-perceptions-of-care-associated-with-transition-from-an-open-to-closed-staffing-model-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Jason N Katz, Anton Lishmanov, Sean van Diepen, Dongqing Yu, Haipeng Shen, Eric Pauley, Jatin Bhatia, Adam Buntaine, Arun Das, Cristie Dangerfield, Brooke McLaughlin, George A Stouffer, Prashant Kaul
BACKGROUND: Organizational models in the intensive care unit (ICU) have classically been described as either closed or open, depending on the presence or absence of a dedicated ICU team. Although a closed model has been shown to improve patient outcomes in medical and surgical ICUs, the merits of various care models have not been previously explored in the cardiac ICU (CICU) setting. METHODS: From November 2012 to March 2014, data were prospectively collected on all admissions before and after transition from an open to closed CICU at our institution...
June 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502361/measuring-and-accounting-for-the-hawthorne-effect-during-a-direct-overt-observational-study-of-intensive-care-unit-nurses
#9
Sharon Lea Kurtz
BACKGROUND: Because suspecting nurses could alter hand hygiene (HH) behavior when observed, the goal of this article was to describe how the Hawthorne effect (HE) was measured and accounted for in a direct observational prospective study. METHODS: Observations were made 8 h/d for 3-5 days in 5 intensive care units (ICUs) (4 hospitals) on a convenience sample of 64 ICU nurses in Texas. The HE was measured so if hand hygiene adherence rates of the first 2 hours were 20% higher than the last 6 hours, the first 2 hours would be dropped and an additional 2 hours would be added at the end of the observation period...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501761/improving-the-quality-of-the-intensive-care-follow-up-of-ventilated-patients-during-a-national-registration-program
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P Reper, D Dicker, P Damas, W Aelvoet, L Huyghens, M Haelterman
OBJECTIVES: The Belgian Public Health Organization is concerned with rates of hospital-acquired infections like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Implementing best practice guidelines for these nosocomial infections has variable success in the literature. This retrospective study was undertaken to see whether implementation of the evidence-based practices as a bundle was feasible, would influence compliance, and could reduce the rates of VAP. STUDY DESIGN: We utilized easily collectable data about regular care to rapidly assess whether interventions already in place were effectively successfully applied...
May 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496494/effect-of-inhalation-of-lavender-essential-oil-on-vital-signs-in-open-heart-surgery-icu
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Armaiti Salamati, Soheyla Mashouf, Faraz Mojab
This study evaluated the effects of inhalation of Lavender essential oil on vital signs in open heart surgery ICU. The main complaint of patients after open-heart surgery is dysrhythmia, tachycardia, and hypertension due to stress and pain. Due to the side effects of chemical drugs, such as opioids, use of non-invasive methods such as aromatherapy for relieving stress and pain parallel to chemical agents could be an important way to decrease the dose and side effects of analgesics. In a multicenter, single-blind trial, 40 patients who had open-heart surgery were recruited...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486320/a-preliminary-analysis-of-compassion-satisfaction-and-compassion-fatigue-with-considerations-for-nursing-unit-specialization-and-demographic-factors
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Claire Mooney, Katrina Fetter, Brian W Gross, Cole Rinehart, Caitlin Lynch, Frederick B Rogers
Compassion fatigue (CF), or vicarious traumatization, is a state of physical/emotional distress that results from caring for those experiencing pain. We sought to characterize levels of CF in intensive care unit (ICU) and oncology nursing populations with subanalyses comparing specific personal/professional demographic factors. The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) scale, a validated tool for assessing CF, burnout (BO), and compassion satisfaction (CS), was distributed to the ICU and oncology divisions of a community hospital...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483444/critical-care-clinician-perceptions-of-factors-leading-to-medical-emergency-team-review
#13
Judy Currey, Josh Allen, Daryl Jones
BACKGROUND: The introduction of rapid response systems has reduced the incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest; however, many instances of clinical deterioration are unrecognised. Afferent limb failure is common and may be associated with unplanned intensive care admissions, heightened mortality and prolonged length of stay. Patients reviewed by a Medical Emergency Team are inherently vulnerable with a high in-hospital mortality. OBJECTIVE: To explore perceptions of intensive care unit (ICU) staff who attend deteriorating acute care ward patients regarding current problems, barriers and potential solutions to recognising and responding to clinical deterioration that culminates in a Medical Emergency Team review...
May 5, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479008/monitoring-the-hand-hygiene-compliance-of-health-care-workers-in-a-general-intensive-care-unit-use-of-continuous-closed-circle-television-versus-overt-observation
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Evgeni Brotfain, Ilana Livshiz-Riven, Alexander Gushansky, Alexander Erblat, Leonid Koyfman, Tomer Ziv, Lisa Saidel-Odes, Moti Klein, Abraham Borer
INTRODUCTION: A variety of hand hygiene monitoring programs (HHMPs) have come into use in hospitals throughout the world. In the present study, we compare continuous closed circle television (CCTV) with overt observation for monitoring the hand hygiene compliance of health care workers (HCWs) in a general intensive care unit (GICU). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional and comparative study. In this study, we use a novel hand hygiene CCTV monitoring system for hand hygiene performance monitoring...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475791/prevention-and-control-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-in-adult-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Nattawat Teerawattanapong, Kirati Kengkla, Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Surasak Saokaew, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Background: This study evaluated the relative efficacy of strategies for the prevention of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) in adult intensive care units (ICUs). Methods: A systematic review and network meta-analysis was performed; searches of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) included all randomized controlled trials and observational studies conducted in adult patients hospitalized in ICUs and evaluating standard care (STD), antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP), environmental cleaning (ENV), decolonization methods (DCL), or source control (SCT), simultaneously...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470557/development-of-a-canadian-deceased-donation-education-program-for-health-professionals-a-needs-assessment-survey
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Jennifer Hancock, Sam D Shemie, Ken Lotherington, Amber Appleby, Richard Hall
PURPOSE: The purpose of this survey was to determine how Canadian healthcare professionals perceive their deficiencies and educational requirements related to organ and tissue donation. METHODS: We surveyed 641 intensive care unit (ICU) physicians, 1,349 ICU nurses, 1,561 emergency room (ER) physicians, and 1,873 ER nurses. The survey was distributed by the national organization for each profession (the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the National Emergency Nurses Association)...
May 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470134/standardized-icu-to-or-handoff-increases-communication-without-delaying-surgery
#17
Thomas J Caruso, Juan Luis Sandin Marquez, Melanie S Gipp, Stephen P Kelleher, Paul J Sharek
Purpose No studies have examined preoperative handoffs from the intensive care unit (ICU) to OR. Given the risk of patient harm, the authors developed a standardized ICU to OR handoff using a previously published handoff model. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether a standardized ICU to OR handoff process would increase the number of team handoffs and improve patient transport readiness. Design/methodology/approach The intervention consisted of designing a multidisciplinary, face-to-face handoff between sending ICU providers and receiving anesthesiologist and OR nurse, verbally presented in the I-PASS format...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466462/are-high-nurse-workload-staffing-ratios-associated-with-decreased-survival-in-critically-ill-patients-a-cohort-study
#18
Anna Lee, Yip Sing Leo Cheung, Gavin Matthew Joynt, Czarina Chi Hung Leung, Wai-Tat Wong, Charles David Gomersall
BACKGROUND: Despite the central role of nurses in intensive care, a relationship between intensive care nurse workload/staffing ratios and survival has not been clearly established. We determined whether there is a threshold workload/staffing ratio above which the probability of hospital survival is reduced and then modeled the relationship between exposure to inadequate staffing at any stage of a patient's ICU stay and risk-adjusted hospital survival. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from a cohort of adult patients admitted to two multi-disciplinary Intensive Care Units was performed...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465806/translation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-ethical-conflict-in-nursing-questionnaire-critical-care-version-in-iran
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Fatemeh Motaharifar, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Amir Hosein Pishgooie, Anna Falcó-Pegueroles
INTRODUCTION: Ethical conflict is one of ICU nurses' main problems, which rise for several reasons that must be measured. Unfortunately, there is no native instrument for measuring ethical conflicts for ICU nurses in Iran. One of the more suitable and new tools for the measurement of ethical conflict is called the "Ethical Conflict in Nursing Questionnaire: Critical Care Version (ECCNQ-CCV)." This study was aimed to translate and investigate psychometric properties of the ECCNQ-CCV in Iranian nurses...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460698/when-nursing-assertion-stops-a-qualitative-study-to-examine-the-cultural-barriers-involved-in-escalation-of-care-in-a-pediatric-hospital
#20
REVIEW
Jodi Thrasher, Heidi McNeely, Bonnie Adrian
Pediatric codes outside the ICU are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This qualitative research highlights results from confidential interviews with 10 pediatric nurses with experience of caring for children who required rapid response, code response, or transfer to intensive care. Detailed examination of nurses' experiences revealed local factors that facilitate and inhibit timely transfer of critical patients. Nurses identified themes including the impact of nurse assertiveness, providers' lack of understanding of nursing, team communication, and other hospital cultural barriers...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
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