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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721340/post-intensive-care-syndrome-an-overview
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Gautam Rawal, Sankalp Yadav, Raj Kumar
Survival of critically unwell patients has improved in the last decade due to advances in critical care medicine. Some of these survivors develop cognitive, psychiatric and /or physical disability after treatment in intensive care unit (ICU), which is now recognized as post intensive care syndrome (PICS). Given the limited awareness about PICS in the medical faculty this aspect is often overlooked which may lead to reduced quality of life and cause a lot of suffering of these patients and their families. Efforts should be directed towards preventing PICS by minimizing sedation and early mobilization during ICU...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720673/challenges-with-implementation-of-a-respiratory-therapist-driven-protocol-of-spontaneous-breathing-trials-in-the-pediatric-icu
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Conrad Krawiec, Dale Carl, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Gary D Ceneviva, Neal J Thomas
BACKGROUND: Timely ventilator liberation is crucial in the pediatric ICU. In many pediatric ICUs, the decision to initiate weaning is driven by the physician, which may lead to delays in ventilator liberation. The objectives of this quality improvement project were to develop and implement a respiratory therapist (RT)-led protocol for screening for spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) readiness, to test protocol feasibility, and to evaluate its impact on SBT timing. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all intubated patients in the pediatric ICU for 18 months prior to protocol institution...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720290/how-to-improve-sleep-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review
#3
Agnes van den Hoogen, Charlotte J Teunis, Renée A Shellhaas, Sigrid Pillen, Manon Benders, Jeroen Dudink
There is increasing evidence that sleep plays a major role in the development of neural pathways in the neonatal brain. Several studies have suggested evidence-based approaches to improve sleep for infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); however, in many neonatal centers very few of these strategies seem to be implemented in routine care. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature to determine interventions promoting neonatal sleep on the NICU, in order to develop key guidelines to improve neonatal sleep...
July 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716978/how-do-clinicians-prepare-family-members-for-the-role-of-surrogate-decision-maker
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Thomas V Cunningham, Leslie P Scheunemann, Robert M Arnold, Douglas White
PURPOSE: Although surrogate decision-making (SDM) is prevalent in intensive care units (ICUs) and concerns with decision quality are well documented, little is known about how clinicians help family members understand the surrogate role. We investigated whether and how clinicians provide normative guidance to families regarding how to function as a surrogate. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We audiorecorded and transcribed 73 ICU family conferences in which clinicians anticipated discussing goals of care for incapacitated patients at high risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714831/improving-the-quality-of-nutrition-in-pediatric-trauma
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Alice Wang, Helena Pelletier, Diana Calligan, Angela Coates, Karen Allison Bailey
Purpose Nutrition plays a key role in the recovery of pediatric trauma patients. A catabolic state in trauma patients may hinder recovery and inadequate nutrition may increase morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The purpose of this paper is to review the current nutrition support practices for pediatric trauma patients at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), describe patient demographics and identify areas to improve the quality of patient care. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective chart review was conducted on pediatric trauma patients (age<18 years) identified through the trauma registry of MCH...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711430/implementation-of-a-national-bundle-care-program-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-high-risk-units-of-hospitals-in-taiwan
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Chun-Ming Lee, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Ching-Tzu Hung, Ying-Chun Chen, Li-Hsiang Su, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Jein-Wei Liu, Chang-Pan Liu, Min-Chi Lu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study was intended to investigate the impact of implementation of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) bundle care on the incidence of CA-UTI in high-risk units. METHODS: Thirteen high-risk units, including medical (n = 5), surgical (n = 3), cardiac intensive care units (n = 2), respiratory care centers (n = 2), and respiratory care ward (n = 1) were included in this quality-improvement project. This study was divided into pre-intervention phase (from January 1 to July 31) and post-intervention phase (from August 1 to October 31) in 2013...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710219/comparison-of-propofol-and-dexmedetomidine-infused-overnight-to-treat-hyperactive-and-mixed-icu-delirium-a-protocol-for-the-basel-prodex-clinical-trial
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Alexa Hollinger, Katrin Ledergerber, Stefanie von Felten, Raoul Sutter, Stephan Rüegg, Lukas Gantner, Sibylle Zimmermann, Andrea Blum, Luzius A Steiner, Stephan Marsch, Martin Siegemund
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Delirium is a neurobehavioural disturbance that frequently develops particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU) population. It was first described more than half a century ago, where it was already discovered as a state that might come along with serious complications such as prolonged ICU and hospital stay, reduced quality of life and increased mortality. However, in most cases, there is still lack of proof for causal relationship. Its presence frequently remains unrecognised due to suggested predominance of the hypoactive form...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708577/a-one-year-review-of-eclampsia-in-an-ethiopian-tertiary-care-center-saint-paul-s-hospital-millennium-medical-college-sphmmc
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Thomas Mekuria, Abdulfetah Abdosh
Eclampsia remains one of the five major causes of maternal mortality in developing countries. Advances in diagnosis and management have led to a significant reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity from this disease in developed countries. In developing countries the incidence of maternal death attributed to eclampsia remains high and, in Ethiopia, maternal mortality from this complication has instead risen over the last decade. The purpose of this study was to review the incidence of eclampsia at the largest feto-maternal center in the country over 1 year in an attempt to determine what quality improvement measures are needed and could realistically be implemented within the system to decrease this complication...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707185/trends-in-short-term-and-1-year-mortality-in-very-elderly-intensive-care-patients-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-study-from-2008-to-2014
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Attila Karakus, Lenneke E M Haas, Sylvia Brinkman, Dylan W de Lange, Nicolette F de Keizer
PURPOSE: To describe the trends in short-term and long-term mortality in very elderly intensive care unit (ICU) patients between 2008 and 2014. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using data from the National Intensive Care Evaluation Foundation from 31 Dutch ICUs. Generalized linear mixed-effects models were used to determine the change in adjusted short-term mortality (ICU/hospital deaths) and long-term mortality (3, 6, and 12 months after ICU admission) over the period 2008-2014 in very elderly patients and in patients less than 80 years old admitted to the ICU...
July 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702957/non-invasive-ventilation-for-the-management-of-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-due-to-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Christian R Osadnik, Vanessa S Tee, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Joanna Picot, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is commonly used to treat patients admitted to hospital with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of NIV applied in conjunction with usual care versus usual care involving no mechanical ventilation alone in adults with AHRF due to AECOPD. The aim of this review is to update the evidence base with the goals of supporting clinical practice and providing recommendations for future evaluation and research...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699611/impact-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-in-quality-%C3%A4-mprovement-and-clinical-outcomes-in-a-non-invasive-ventilation-device-free-pediatric-%C3%A4-ntensive-care-unit
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Fulva Kamit Can, Ayse Berna Anil, Murat Anil, Neslihan Zengin, Alkan Bal, Yuksel Bicilioglu, Gamze Gokalp, Fatih Durak, Gulberat Ince
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the change in quality indicators due to the use of high-flow nasal cannula therapy as a non-invasive ventilation method in children with respiratory distress/failure in a noninvasive ventilation device-free pediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: The study was a retrospective chart review of children with respiratory distress/failure admitted 1 year before (period before high-flow nasal cannula therapy) and 1 year after (period after high-flow nasal cannula therapy) the introduction of high-flow nasal cannula therapy...
July 11, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685304/perioperative-and-icu-healthcare-analytics-within-a-veterans-integrated-system-network-a-qualitative-gap-analysis
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Seshadri Mudumbai, Ferenc Ayer, Jerry Stefanko
Health care facilities are implementing analytics platforms as a way to document quality of care. However, few gap analyses exist on platforms specifically designed for patients treated in the Operating Room, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). As part of a quality improvement effort, we undertook a gap analysis of an existing analytics platform within the Veterans Healthcare Administration. The objectives were to identify themes associated with 1) current clinical use cases and stakeholder needs; 2) information flow and pain points; and 3) recommendations for future analytics development...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682859/multidisciplinary-interventions-and-continuous-quality-improvement-to-reduce-unplanned-extubation-in-adult-intensive-care-units-a-15-year-experience
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chung-Han Ho, Chin-Ming Chen, Willy Chou
We conduct a retrospective study of patients with unplanned extubation (UE) in adult intensive care units (ICU) at a medical center. In 2001, a multidisciplinary team of intensivists, senior residents, nurses, and respiratory therapists was established at Chi Mei Medical Center. The improvement interventions, implemented between 2001 and 2015, were organized around 8 key areas: standardizing procedures, improving communication skills, revising sedation and weaning protocols, changing strategies for restraints, establishing a task force for identifying and managing high-risk patients, using new quality-improvement models as breakthrough series and team resource management, using the strategy of accountability without assigning blame, and changing a new method to secure endotracheal tube...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679836/effects-of-the-i-pass-nursing-handoff-bundle-on-communication-quality-and-workflow
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Amy J Starmer, Kumiko O Schnock, Aimee Lyons, Rebecca S Hehn, Dionne A Graham, Carol Keohane, Christopher P Landrigan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Handoff communication errors are a leading source of sentinel events. We sought to determine the impact of a handoff improvement programme for nurses. METHODS: We conducted a prospective pre-post intervention study on a paediatric intensive care unit in 2011-2012. The I-PASS Nursing Handoff Bundle intervention consisted of educational training, verbal handoff I-PASS mnemonic implementation, and visual materials to provide reinforcement and sustainability...
July 5, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678999/association-of-centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-overall-hospital-quality-star-rating-with-outcomes-in-advanced-laparoscopic-abdominal-surgery
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Christina Y Koh, Colette S Inaba, Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Ninh T Nguyen
Importance: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating to help patients compare hospitals based on a 5-star scale. The star rating was designed to assess overall quality of the institution; thus, its validity toward specifically assessing surgical quality is unknown. Objective: To examine whether CMS high-star hospitals (HSHs) have improved patient outcomes and resource use in advanced laparoscopic abdominal surgery compared with low-star hospitals (LSHs)...
July 5, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675824/a-new-type-of-swaddling-clothing-improved-development-of-preterm-infants-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Yuma Kitase, Yoshiaki Sato, Hirokazu Takahashi, Misaki Shimizu, Chie Ishikawa, Hikaru Yamamoto, Masahiro Hayakawa
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants undergo stress owing to essential treatments and exposure to the extrauterine environment in neonatal intensive care units. AIMS: The aim of this study was to enable preterm infants to maintain adequate positioning with a newly developed swaddling clothing, in order to improve low muscle tone and sleep quality, and to confirm the safety of the clothing. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective clinical trial included an intervention group (preterm infants wearing bag-shaped clothing, allowing only exposure of the head, n=27), and a control group (preterm infants managed only with conventional swaddling, n=12)...
July 1, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671898/patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-timeliness-of-initial-crystalloid-resuscitation-in-a-prospective-sepsis-and-septic-shock-cohort
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Daniel E Leisman, Chananya Goldman, Martin E Doerfler, Kevin D Masick, Susan Dries, Eric Hamilton, Mangala Narasimhan, Gulrukh Zaidi, Jason A D'Amore, John K D'Angelo
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) assess patterns of early crystalloid resuscitation provided to sepsis and septic shock patients at initial presentation and 2) determine the association between time to initial crystalloid resuscitation with hospital mortality, mechanical ventilation, ICU utilization, and length of stay. DESIGN: Consecutive-sample observational cohort. SETTING: Nine tertiary and community hospitals over 1...
June 30, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671150/emerging-trends-of-nosocomial-pneumonia-in-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-public-teaching-hospital-in-western-india
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Rakesh Bhadade, Minal Harde, Rosemarie deSouza, Ashwini More, Ramesh Bharmal
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial pneumonia poses great challenge to an intensivist. Detailed information about hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP) is crucial for prevention and optimal management, thus improving quality Intensive Care Unit (ICU) care. Hence, we aimed to study the current trend of nosocomial pneumonia in ICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective observational cohort study, conducted in the ICU of a tertiary care teaching public hospital over a period of 18 months...
July 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668916/improving-family-meetings-in-intensive-care-units-a-quality-improvement-curriculum
#19
David A Gruenewald, Michelle Gabriel, Dorothy Rizzo, Carol A Luhrs
BACKGROUND: Family meetings in the intensive care unit are associated with beneficial outcomes for patients, their families, and health care systems, yet these meetings often do not occur in a timely, effective, reliable way. OBJECTIVE: The Department of Veterans Affairs Comprehensive End-of-Life Care Implementation Center sponsored a national initiative to improve family meetings in Veterans Affairs intensive care units across the United States. Process measures of success for the initiative were identified, including development of a curriculum to support facility-based quality improvement projects to implement high-quality family meetings...
July 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668912/factors-influencing-patients-sleep-in-the-intensive-care-unit-perceptions-of-patients-and-clinical-staff
#20
Qinglan Ding, Nancy S Redeker, Margaret A Pisani, Henry K Yaggi, Melissa P Knauert
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors are believed to contribute to disruption of patients' sleep and negatively affect clinical outcomes in the intensive care unit. Achieving restorative sleep for critically ill patients remains a challenge. OBJECTIVES: To explore the perceptions and beliefs of staff, patients, and surrogates regarding the environmental and nonenvironmental factors in the medical intensive care unit that affect patients' sleep. METHODS: This qualitative study included 24 medical intensive care unit staff (7 physicians, 5 respiratory therapists, 10 nurses, and 2 patient-care assistants), 8 patients, and 6 patient surrogates...
July 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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