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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457950/knowledge-and-skills-of-critical-care-nurses-in-assisting-with-intubation
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Chris Williams, Andrew Parry
Assisting with tracheal intubation is an aspect of clinical practice that requires knowledge and skill if the procedure is to be carried out in a timely and safe manner. Maintaining this knowledge and skill requires good quality education and regular opportunities to practise. These two factors appear to be inconsistent in critical care units. This article details an audit performed on a large tertiary referral centre critical care unit. It was undertaken in two phases: the first was a self-assessment of knowledge and the second was a practical assessment of the audit subjects in a simulated setting...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455580/from-family-involvement-to-family-inclusion-in-nursing-home-settings-a-critical-interpretive-synthesis
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Gloria Puurveen, Jennifer Baumbusch, Preet Gandhi
The provision of care work by families plays an integral role in the quality of life of older adults living in a nursing home setting. This critical interpretive synthesis examines family members' perceptions of their roles and responsibilities in nursing home settings and interrogates the structural and relational barriers and enablers to family involvement as they relate to fostering an inclusive environment. Electronic databases and published literature were searched for empirical studies that were conducted in a nursing home setting and described involvement from the perspective of family members...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444787/randomised-controlled-pragmatic-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-discharge-follow-up-phone-call-on-30-day-hospital-readmissions-balancing-pragmatic-and-explanatory-design-considerations
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Maame Yaa A B Yiadom, Henry Domenico, Daniel Byrne, Michele Marie Hasselblad, Cheryl L Gatto, Sunil Kripalani, Neesha Choma, Sarah Tucker, Li Wang, Monisha C Bhatia, Johnston Morrison, Frank E Harrell, Tina Hartert, Gordon Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions within 30 days are a healthcare quality problem associated with increased costs and poor health outcomes. Identifying interventions to improve patients' successful transition from inpatient to outpatient care is a continued challenge. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a single-centre pragmatic randomised and controlled clinical trial examining the effectiveness of a discharge follow-up phone call to reduce 30-day inpatient readmissions...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444696/bedside-analysis-of-the-sublingual-microvascular-glycocalyx-in-the-emergency-room-and-intensive-care-unit-the-glyconurse-study
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Alexandros Rovas, Alexander-Henrik Lukasz, Hans Vink, Marc Urban, Jan Sackarnd, Hermann Pavenstädt, Philipp Kümpers
BACKGROUND: Deterioration of the endothelial glycocalyx (eGC), a protective carbohydrate-rich layer lining the luminal surface of the endothelium, plays a key role in vascular barrier dysfunction and eventually organ-failure in systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis. Early detection of glycocalyx damage could thus become an important goal in critical care. This study was designed to determine the feasibility and reproducibility of quantitative, real-time glycocalyx measurements performed at bedside in the emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU)...
February 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444339/nursing-intensive-care-satisfaction-scale-nicss-development-and-validation-of-a-patient-centered-instrument
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M Romero-García, L de la Cueva-Ariza, Ll Benito-Aracil, T M Lluch-Canut, J Trujols-Albet, M A Martínez-Momblan, M E Juvé-Udina, P Delgado-Hito
AIM: To develop and validate the Nursing Intensive-Care-Satisfaction-Scale to measures satisfaction with nursing care from the critical care patient's perspective. BACKGROUND: Instruments that measure satisfaction with nursing cares have been designed and validated without taking the patient's perspective into consideration. Despite the benefits and advances in measuring satisfaction with nursing care, none instrument is specifically designed to assess satisfaction in intensive care units...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443439/complexity-of-the-relationships-of-pain-posttraumatic-stress-and-depression-in-combat-injured-populations-an-integrative-review-to-inform-evidence-based-practice
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Nicholas A Giordano, Christine Bader, Therese S Richmond, Rosemary C Polomano
BACKGROUND: Understanding the complex interrelationships between combat injuries, physical health, and mental health symptoms is critical to addressing the healthcare needs of wounded military personnel and veterans. The relationship between injury characteristics, pain, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression among combat-injured military personnel is unique to modern conflicts and understudied in the nursing literature. AIM: This integrative review synthesizes clinical presentations and relationships of combat injury, PTSD, depression, and pain in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) United States military service members and veterans...
February 14, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443434/expanding-the-abortion-provider-workforce-a-qualitative-study-of-organizations-implementing-a-new-california-policy
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Molly Frances Battistelli, Sara Magnusson, M Antonia Biggs, Lori Freedman
CONTEXT: Access to abortion care in the United States varies according to multiple factors, including location, state regulation and provider availability. In 2013, California enacted a law that authorized nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and physician assistants (PAs) to provide first-trimester aspiration abortions; little is known about organizations' experiences in implementing this policy change. METHODS: Beginning 10 and 24 months after implementation of the new law, semistructured interviews were conducted with 20 administrators whose five organizations trained and employed NPs, CNMs and PAs as providers of aspiration abortions...
February 14, 2018: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441518/haloperidol-for-delirium-in-critically-ill-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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M Barbateskovic, S R Kraus, M O Collet, O Mathiesen, J C Jakobsen, A Perner, J Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: In the intensive care unit, the prevalence of delirium is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer intensive care unit stay, increased long-term mortality, and cognitive impairment. Thus, the burden of delirium for patients, relatives, and societies is considerable. The objective of this systematic review was to critically access the evidence of randomised clinical trials on the effects of haloperidol vs. placebo or any other agents for delirium in critically ill patients...
February 14, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439083/psychological-outcomes-following-a-nurse-led-preventative-psychological-intervention-for-critically-ill-patients-poppi-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-clinical-trial-of-a-complex-intervention
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Alvin Richards-Belle, Paul R Mouncey, Dorothy Wade, Chris R Brewin, Lydia M Emerson, Richard Grieve, David A Harrison, Sheila Harvey, David Howell, Monty Mythen, Zia Sadique, Deborah Smyth, John Weinman, John Welch, Kathryn M Rowan
INTRODUCTION: Acute psychological stress, as well as unusual experiences including hallucinations and delusions, are common in critical care unit patients and have been linked to post-critical care psychological morbidity such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Little high-quality research has been conducted to evaluate psychological interventions that could alleviate longer-term psychological morbidity in the critical care unit setting. Our research team developed and piloted a nurse-led psychological intervention, aimed at reducing patient-reported PTSD symptom severity and other adverse psychological outcomes at 6 months, for evaluation in the POPPI trial...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437083/the-fontan-procedure-for-single-ventricle-physiology
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Melissa Beaudet Jones
The Fontan procedure is the final procedure in staged palliation for patients with functional single-ventricle physiology. The goal of the procedure is to separate systemic and pulmonary blood flow by directing systemic venous return through the Fontan connection to the pulmonary arteries and the lungs without ventricular contribution. Following the procedure, pulmonary blood flow is completely passive and dependent on pressure gradients, resulting in complex postoperative cardiopulmonary interactions. Understanding the physiology is essential to effectively manage these patients...
February 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437078/mi-not-a-heart-attack-but-a-gut-attack
#11
Rosemary K Lee, Ana M Cabrera
Mesenteric ischemia and infarction are infrequent but often deadly conditions in acute and critically ill patients. Mesenteric ischemia may be a primary admission diagnosis or may develop secondary to another diagnosis. Having a high index of suspicion for patients at risk of mesenteric ischemia and mesenteric infarction can alter a poor outcome. This article reviews the pathophysiology, risk factors, assessment, medical and nursing diagnoses, as well as collaborative management for mesenteric ischemia. Early identification of patients at risk and the appropriate diagnostic testing are stressed...
February 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437077/delirium-assessment-tools-for-use-in-critically-ill-adults-a-psychometric-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Céline Gélinas, Mélanie Bérubé, Annie Chevrier, Brenda T Pun, E Wesley Ely, Yoanna Skrobik, Juliana Barr
BACKGROUND: Delirium is highly prevalent in critically ill patients. Its detection with valid tools is crucial. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the development and psychometric properties of delirium assessment tools for critically ill adults. METHODS: Databases were searched to identify relevant studies. Inclusion criteria were English language, publication before January 2015, 30 or more patients, and patient population of critically ill adults (>18 years old)...
February 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437074/letting-the-patient-decide-a-case-report-of-self-administered-sedation-during-mechanical-ventilation
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Breanna Hetland, Sarah Maryon Hayes, Debra Skaar, Mary Fran Tracy, Craig R Weinert, Linda Chlan
It is common for critical care nurses to administer sedative medications to patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Although patient-controlled analgesia is frequently used in practice to promote effective self-management of pain by patients, it is not known if patient-controlled sedation can be used to promote effective self-management of distressing symptoms associated with mechanical ventilation. A randomized pilot trial was conducted to evaluate whether patient self-administered sedation with dexmedetomidine is safe and acceptable for self-management of anxiety during ventilator support...
February 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434521/nursing-education-challenges-and-solutions-in-sub-saharan-africa-an-integrative-review
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Thokozani Bvumbwe, Ntombifikile Mtshali
Background: The Lancet Commission and the Global Health Workforce Alliance reported that professional education has generally not kept up the pace of health care challenges. Sub Saharan Africa needs an effective and efficient nursing education system to build an adequate, competent and relevant nursing workforce necessary for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The Plan of Action for Scaling up Quality Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice for the African Region 2012 - 2022 provided a framework for scale up of nurses and midwives...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433136/-audit-as-a-tool-to-improve-the-efficiency-of-the-immunization-services-the-experience-of-a-local-health-authority-in-rome
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Andrea Poscia, Simonetta Ferro, Lauretta Tribuzi, Antonietta Spadea
INTRODUCTION: The Italian Ministry of Health has launched an alert about the reduction in vaccine coverage (VC), which decreased below 95% since 2014 for many paediatric vaccines, oppositely from the National Prevention Plan 2014-18 and the National Immunization Plan 2017-2019. Even though the growing vaccine hesitancy attracts the attention of the media in the last few years, the organization of an easily accessible and efficient supply network remains a crucial imperative for ensuring satisfactory and uniform vaccine coverage...
September 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431046/intermediate-care-units-a-survey-of-organization-practices-across-the-united-states
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Blair Wendlandt, Thomas Bice, Shannon Carson, Lydia Chang
PURPOSE: Intermediate care units (IMCUs) represent an alternative care setting with nurse staffing levels between those of the general ward and the intensive care unit (ICU). Despite rising prevalence, little is known about IMCU practices across US hospitals. The purpose of this study is to characterize utilization patterns and assess for variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 14-item survey was distributed to a random nationwide sample of pulmonary and critical care physicians between January and April 2017...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430450/diagnosis-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-by-exhaled-breath-analysis
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Lieuwe D J Bos
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complication of critical illness that is characterized by acute onset, protein rich, pulmonary edema. There is no treatment for ARDS, other than the reduction of additional ventilator induced lung injury. Prediction or earlier recognition of ARDS could result in preventive measurements and might decrease mortality and morbidity. Exhaled breath contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a collection of hundreds of small molecules linked to several physiological and pathophysiological processes...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430304/all-nurses-need-to-be-research-nurses
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Patricia Eckardt, Marilyn J Hammer, Margaret Barton-Burke, Margaret McCabe, Christine T Kovner, Liza Behrens, Heather Reens, Barry S Coller
Introduction: Nurses are critical to the research enterprise. However all nurses are not prepared to participate as members of the research team since education and training in clinical research nursing and nurse-specific Good Clinical Practice are not consistently included in nursing curricula. The lack of nurse education and training in clinical research and Good Clinical Practice leaves research participants vulnerable with a nursing workforce that is not prepared to balance fidelity to protocol and patient quality care and safety...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429201/-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-continuous-blood-purification-in-chinese-pediatric-critical-care
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X Yang, S Y Qian, Y M Zhu, X Xu, C F Liu, F Xu, X X Ren, Y Wang, Y C Zhang, G P Lu
Objective: To investigate the current application status of continuous blood purification (CBP) technology and equipment in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in China. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to understand the current popularization of CBP technology and equipment, the management of CBP equipment and consumables, and the application of CBP in different diseases. A questionnaire named Application Status of Continuous Blood Purification Technology was applied. Children's hospitals and polyclinic hospitals with the pediatric qualification (pediatric emergency or critical care unit members of Chinese Medical Association and Chinese Medical Doctor Association) were selected...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428252/delirium-during-the-first-evaluation-of-children-aged-five-to-14%C3%A2-years-admitted-to-a-paediatric-critical-care-unit
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Eliana María Cano Londoño, Isabel Cristina Mejía Gil, Katerine Uribe Hernández, Carmenza Ricardo Ramírez, Matilde Ligia Álvarez Gómez, Ricardo Antonio Consuegra Peña, Camilo Andrés Agudelo Vélez, Susana Zuluaga Penagos, Mussatye Elorza Parra, José G Franco Vásquez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and characteristics of delirium during the initial evaluation of critically ill patients aged 5-14 years. METHOD/DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study in a critical care unit. For six months, all patients were evaluated within the first 24-72 hours or when sedation permitted the use of the paediatric confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (PCAM-ICU) and the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 items #7 and #8 to determine motor type...
February 7, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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