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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924429/administration-safety-of-blood-products-lessons-learned-from-a-national-registry-for-transfusion-and-hemotherapy-practice
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Thomas Frietsch, Daffyd Thomas, Michael Schöler, Birgit Fleiter, Martin Schipplick, Michael Spannagl, Ralf Knels, Xuan Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Compared to blood component safety, the administration of blood may not be as safe as intended. The German Interdisciplinary Task Force for Clinical Hemotherapy (IAKH) specialized registry for administration errors of blood products was chosen for a detailed analysis of reports. METHODS: Voluntarily submitted critical incident reports (n = 138) from 2009 to 2013 were analyzed. RESULTS: Incidents occurred in the operation room (34...
August 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914429/a-systematic-review-of-patient-and-caregiver-experiences-with-a-tracheostomy
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REVIEW
Ivana Nakarada-Kordic, Niamh Patterson, Jill Wrapson, Stephen D Reay
BACKGROUND: A tracheostomy is a surgically created opening through the anterior neck tissues and the trachea, into which a tube is inserted. Despite its influence on basic human needs such as respiration, communication and nutrition, little is known about the impact of tracheostomy on patients and their caregivers or what could be done to enable better care and quality of life (QoL) for these individuals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to better understand the current knowledge related to the experience and QoL of adults living with a tracheostomy and their caregivers so as to be able to improve these experiences...
September 15, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912058/translation-and-cultural-adaptation-of-the-quality-of-communication-questionnaire-for-icu-family-members-in-korea
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Minjeong Jo, Mi-Kyung Song, Marcia Van Riper, Yang-Sook Yoo, George J Knafl, Linda Beeber
BACKGROUND: There are no Korean instruments to assess the concepts associated with end-of-life communication quality. OBJECTIVES: To translate and culturally adapt the Quality of Communication (QOC) questionnaire into Korean and evaluate its acceptability and internal consistency. METHODS: We first translated the QOC from English into Korean, then back-translated from Korean to English, and evaluated the cultural appropriateness of the items...
September 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904548/effect-of-family-patient-communication-on-the-incidence-of-delirium-in-hospitalized-patients-in-cardiovascular-surgery-icu
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Maryam Eghbali-Babadi, Nasrin Shokrollahi, Tayebe Mehrabi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, and cardiac surgery is one of the treatments that have complication for patients. One of the most important current psychological complications after cardiac surgery is delirium. For its prevention and treatment, considerable attention should be paid to the role of family. This study has been conducted for assessing the effect of the relationship between the family and patient on the incidence of delirium in hospitalized patients in cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit (ICU) of Isfahan Shahid Chamran hospital...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904011/continuation-of-non-essential-medications-in-actively-dying-hospitalised-patients
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Beverly Rosa Williams, F Amos Bailey, Elizabeth Kvale, Neal Steil, Patricia S Goode, Richard E Kennedy, Kathryn L Burgio
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this analysis was to examine the use of 11 non-essential medications in actively dying patients. METHODS: This was a planned secondary analysis of data from the Best Practices for End-of-Life Care for Our Nation's Veterans trial, a multicentre implementation trial of an intervention to improve processes of end-of-life care in inpatient settings. Supported with an electronic comfort care decision support tool, intervention included training hospital staff to identify actively dying patients, communicate the prognosis to patients/families and implement best practices of traditionally home-based hospice care...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901207/characterizing-citizens-preferences-for-engagement-in-patient-care-and-research-in-adult-and-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Karen E A Burns, Leena Rizvi, Anna Charteris, Samuel Laskey, Saima B Bhatti, Kamalprit Chokar, Karen L M Choong
RATIONALE: Engagement promotes and supports the active participation of patients and families in health care and research to strengthen their influence on decision-making. We sought to characterize how citizens wish to be engaged in care and research in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Interviewers administered questionnaires to visitors in 3 adult ICUs and 1 pediatric ICU. RESULTS: We surveyed 202 (adult [n = 130] and pediatric [n = 72]) visitors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900688/intensive-care-medicine-in-2050-multidisciplinary-communication-in-outside-icu
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Julie Sarah Benbenishty, Hans-Henrik Bülow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882192/satisfaction-with-quality-of-icu-care-for-patients-and-families-the-euroq2-project
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Hanne Irene Jensen, Rik T Gerritsen, Matty Koopmans, Lois Downey, Ruth A Engelberg, J Randall Curtis, Peter E Spronk, Jan G Zijlstra, Helle Ørding
BACKGROUND: Families' perspectives are of great importance in evaluating quality of care in the intensive care unit (ICU). This Danish-Dutch study tested a European adaptation of the "Family Satisfaction in the ICU" (euroFS-ICU). The aim of the study was to examine assessments of satisfaction with care in a large cohort of Danish and Dutch family members and to examine the measurement characteristics of the euroFS-ICU. METHODS: Data were from 11 Danish and 10 Dutch ICUs and included family members of patients admitted to the ICU for 48 hours or more...
September 7, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875782/improving-communication-with-families-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Deborah Briggs
Families ('family' will be used in this article to refer to anyone the patient considers significant, whether they are an actual family member or not) of patients who are critically ill have heightened communication needs. Nurses are an important source of information, particularly about day-to-day patient events and progress. Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses are valued by families because they provide clear, jargon-free information about the patient and their condition. However, they have sometimes been criticised for focusing on short-term issues while avoiding potentially difficult conversations about long-term outcomes and prognosis...
September 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869148/estimation-of-critically-ill-patients-complaints-by-the-nurse-the-physician-and-the-patient-s-family-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Sylvain Langlume, Guylaine Labro, Marc Puyraveau, Gilles Capellier, Gaël Piton
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of the families of critically ill patients and of the intensive care team caring for the patient to communicate and accurately identify patients' complaints. DESIGN: The complaints of critically ill patients were evaluated by a psychologist using a list of 12 items. The same day as the patient interview, the psychologist collected an estimation of the patient's complaints from the family, the nurse and the physician. SETTING: 20-bed Intensive Care Unit in a large University Hospital...
August 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864431/palliative-care-professional-development-for-critical-care-nurses-a-multicenter-program
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Wendy G Anderson, Kathleen Puntillo, Jenica Cimino, Janice Noort, Diana Pearson, Deborah Boyle, Michelle Grywalski, Jeannette Meyer, Edith O'Neil-Page, Julia Cain, Heather Herman, Susan Barbour, Kathleen Turner, Eric Moore, Solomon Liao, Bruce Ferrell, William Mitchell, Kyle Edmonds, Nathan Fairman, Denah Joseph, John MacMillan, Michelle M Milic, Monica Miller, Laura Nakagawa, David L O'Riordan, Christopher Pietras, Kathryn Thornberry, Steven Z Pantilat
BACKGROUND: Integrating palliative care into intensive care units (ICUs) requires involvement of bedside nurses, who report inadequate education in palliative care. OBJECTIVE: To implement and evaluate a palliative care professional development program for ICU bedside nurses. METHODS: From May 2013 to January 2015, palliative care advanced practice nurses and nurse educators in 5 academic medical centers completed a 3-day train-the-trainer program followed by 2 years of mentoring to implement the initiative...
September 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861039/intracerebral-hemorrhage-with-intraventricular-extension-getting-the-prognosis-right-early
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Christoph Stretz, Catherine Gao, David M Greer, Caitlin Loomis, Emily J Gilmore, Adam J Kundishora, Charles C Matouk, David Y Hwang
BACKGROUND: Early accurate outcome prognostication for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and accompanying intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is often challenging (1). Acute hydrocephalus often contributes to a poor clinical exam (2) and can portend significant morbidity and mortality (3). Accordingly, the inpatient neurologist may feel inclined to recommend limitations of care for an ICH patient admitted with a large IVH burden and poor exam. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a patient with significant IVH and minimal ICH who deteriorated rapidly to coma after presentation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852789/a-multi-center-prospective-cohort-study-of-patient-transfers-from-the-intensive-care-unit-to-the-hospital-ward
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Henry T Stelfox, Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Peter M Dodek, Alexis F Turgeon, Alan J Forster, Francois Lamontagne, Rob A Fowler, Andrea Soo, Sean M Bagshaw
PURPOSE: To provide a 360-degree description of ICU-to-ward transfers. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of 451 adults transferred from a medical-surgical ICU to a hospital ward in 10 Canadian hospitals July 2014-January 2016. Transfer processes documented in the medical record. Patient (or delegate) and provider (ICU/ward physician/nurse) perspectives solicited by survey 24-72 h after transfer. RESULTS: Medical records (100%) and survey responses (ICU physicians-80%, ICU nurses-80%, ward physicians-46%, ward nurses-64%, patients-74%) were available for most transfers...
August 29, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851754/implementation-of-a-communication-bundle-for-high-risk-patients
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Michelle W Parker, Matthew Carroll, Benjamin Bolser, Janelle Ballinger, John Brewington, Suzanne Campanella, Andrew Davis-Sandfoss, Karen Tucker, Patrick W Brady
BACKGROUND: Interventions that facilitate early identification and management of hospitalized pediatric patients who are at risk for deterioration are associated with decreased mortality. In our large pediatric hospital with a history of success in decreasing unrecognized deterioration, patients at higher risk of deterioration are termed "watchers." Because communication errors often contribute to unrecognized deterioration, clear and timely communication of watcher status to all team members and contingency planning was desired...
September 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835156/patient-s-dignity-in-intensive-care-unit-a-critical-ethnography
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Farimah Shirani Bidabadi, Ahmadreza Yazdannik, Ali Zargham-Boroujeni
BACKGROUND: Maintaining patient's dignity in intensive care units is difficult because of the unique conditions of both critically-ill patients and intensive care units. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to uncover the cultural factors that impeded maintaining patients' dignity in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit. RESEARCH DESIGN: The study was conducted using a critical ethnographic method proposed by Carspecken. Participants and research context: Participants included all physicians, nurses and staffs working in the study setting (two cardiac surgery intensive care units)...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819068/rural-emergency-care-360%C3%A2-mobilising-healthcare-professionals-decision-makers-patients-and-citizens-to-improve-rural-emergency-care-in-the-province-of-quebec-canada-a-qualitative-study-protocol
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Richard Fleet, Gilles Dupuis, Jean-Paul Fortin, Jocelyn Gravel, Mathieu Ouimet, Julien Poitras, France Légaré
INTRODUCTION: Emergency departments (EDs) are an important safety net for rural populations. Results of our earlier studies suggest that rural Canadian hospitals have limited access to advanced imaging services and intensive care units and that patients are transferred over large distances. They also revealed significant geographical variations in rural services. In the absence of national standards, our studies raise questions about inequities in rural access to emergency services and the risks for citizens...
August 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810207/intermediate-care-to-intensive-care-triage-a-quality-improvement-project-to-reduce-mortality
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David N Hager, Pranav Chandrashekar, Robert W Bradsher, Ali M Abdel-Halim, Souvik Chatterjee, Melinda Sawyer, Roy G Brower, Dale M Needham
PURPOSE: Medical patients whose care needs exceed what is feasible on a general ward, but who do not clearly require critical care, may be admitted to an intermediate care unit (IMCU). Some IMCU patients deteriorate and require medical intensive care unit (MICU) admission. In 2012, staff in the Johns Hopkins IMCU expressed concern that patient acuity and the threshold for MICU admission were too high. Further, shared triage decision-making between residents and supervising physicians did not consistently occur...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807140/acute-psychological-trauma-in-the-critically-ill-patient-and-family-perspectives
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Volha Dziadzko, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Margaret M Johnson, Ognjen Gajic, Lioudmila V Karnatovskaia
OBJECTIVE: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which encompasses profound psychological morbidity, affects many survivors of critical illness. We hypothesize that acute psychological stress during the intensive care unit (ICU) confinement likely contributes to PICS. In order to develop strategies that mitigate PICS associated psychological morbidity, it is paramount to first characterize acute ICU psychological stress and begin to understand its causative and protective factors. METHODS: A structured interview study was administered to adult critical illness survivors who received ≥48h of mechanical ventilation in medical and surgical ICUs of a tertiary care center, and their families...
July 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804867/sources-of-distress-for-physicians-and-nurses-working-in-swiss-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Sabine D Klein, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Manya J Hendriks, Ruth Baumann-Hölzle, Jürg C Streuli, Thomas M Berger, Jean-Claude Fauchère, On Behalf Of The Swiss Neonatal End-Of-Life Study Group
BACKGROUND: Medical personnel working in intensive care often face difficult ethical dilemmas. These may represent important sources of distress and may lead to a diminished self-perceived quality of care and eventually to burnout. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to identify work-related sources of distress and to assess symptoms of burnout among physicians and nurses working in Swiss neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). METHODS: In summer 2015, we conducted an anonymous online survey comprising 140 questions about difficult ethical decisions concerning extremely preterm infants...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802344/creating-a-highly-reliable-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-through-safer-systems-of-care
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REVIEW
Patoula G Panagos, Stephen A Pearlman
Neonates requiring intensive care are at high risk for medical errors due to their unique characteristics and high acuity. Designing a safer work environment begins with safe processes. Creating a culture of safety demands the involvement of all organizational levels and an interdisciplinary approach. Adverse events can result from suboptimal communication and lack of a shared mental model. This chapter describes tools to promote better patient safety in the NICU through monitoring adverse events, improving communication and using information technology...
September 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
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