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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621700/impact-of-parent-targeted-ehealth-on-parent-and-infant-health-outcomes-a-scoping-review
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Sheren Anwar Siani, Justine Dol, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
Improved communication, education, and parental involvement in infant care have been demonstrated to enhance parental well-being and neonatal health outcomes. eHealth has the potential to increase parental presence in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). There has been no synthesized review on the direct impact of eHealth use on parental and neonatal health outcomes. The aim of this scoping review is to explore eHealth utilization by families of high-risk newborn infants in the NICU and/or postdischarge on health outcomes...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619038/the-experiences-of-women-with-maternal-near-miss-and-their-perception-of-quality-of-care-in-kelantan-malaysia-a-qualitative-study
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Mohd Noor Norhayati, Nik Hussain Nik Hazlina, Ab Razak Asrenee, Zaharah Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality has been the main way of ascertaining the outcome of maternal and obstetric care. However, maternal morbidities occur more frequently than maternal deaths; therefore, maternal near miss was suggested as a more useful indicator for the evaluation and improvement of maternal health services. Our study aimed to explore the experiences of women with maternal near miss and their perception of the quality of care in Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS: A qualitative phenomenological approach with in-depth interview method was conducted in two tertiary hospitals in Kelantan, Malaysia...
June 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616416/iranian-parent-staff-communication-and-parental-stress-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Marzieh Hasanpour, Mousa Alavi, Fatemeh Azizi, Heidelise Als, Amir Mohmmad Armanian
INTRODUCTION: The birth of an infant requiring hospitalization in the neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) uniformly is reported to be stressful for parents and family members. This study aimed to determine parent-staff communication in the NICU and its relationship to parent stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and three Iranian parents with preterm infants hospitalized in the NICU participated in this descriptive-correlational study. The participants were selected by the quota sampling method...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611134/toothpick-induced-aortoenteric-fistula-presenting-as-sepsis
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Elizabeth Liao, Martin Simons, Leonard W Tse, Graham Roche-Nagle
Aortoenteric fistulas (AEF) are a rare but life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. We present the case of a primary AEF caused by ingestion of a toothpick by a 47-year-old male. This is the 10th known case in the literature in which a foreign body was found to be the cause of a communication between the aorta and the GI tract. Most foreign objects have been sewing needles; this is the first known case of a toothpick penetration. The patient presented to our institution with polymicrobial sepsis and bilateral pulmonary septic emboli...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611090/a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-three-good-things-intervention-in-healthcare-workers
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Karin Rippstein-Leuenberger, Oliver Mauthner, J Bryan Sexton, Rene Schwendimann
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) personnel have an elevated prevalence of job-related burn-out and post-traumatic stress disorder, which can ultimately impact patient care. To strengthen healthcare workers' skills to deal with stressful events, it is important to focus not only on minimising suffering but also on increasing happiness, as this entails many more benefits than simply feeling good. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the content of the 'good things' reported by healthcare workers participating in the 'Three Good Things' intervention...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610934/boarding-icu-patients-are-our-rounding-practices-subpar
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Andrew M Nunn, Justin S Hatchimonji, Daniel N Holena, Mark J Seamon, Brian P Smith, Lewis J Kaplan, Niels D Martin, Patrick M Reilly, C William Schwab, Jose L Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) patients "boarding" in ICUs other than the designated home unit have been shown to suffer increased rates of complications. We hypothesized that ICU rounding practices are different when SICU patients are housed in home vs. boarding ICUs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: SICU rounds were observed at an academic quaternary medical center. Individual patient rounding time and order seen on rounds along with patient data and demographics were recorded...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598947/moral-distress-in-picu-and-neonatal-icu-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-evaluation
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Charles Philip Larson, Karen D Dryden-Palmer, Cathy Gibbons, Christopher S Parshuram
OBJECTIVES: To measure the level of moral distress in PICU and neonatal ICU health practitioners, and to describe the relationship of moral distress with demographic factors, burnout, and uncertainty. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A large pediatric tertiary care center. SUBJECTS: Neonatal ICU and PICU health practitioners with at least 3 months of ICU experience. INTERVENTIONS: A 41-item questionnaire examining moral distress, burnout, and uncertainty...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598014/ward-nurses-experience-of-the-transfer-of-icu-patients-a-great-responsibility-and-a-huge-challenge
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Ronny Enger, Birgitta Andershed
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe nurses' experiences of patients' transition from ICUs to general wards and their suggestions for improvements. BACKGROUND: In the ICU, the most seriously ill patients with life-threatening conditions and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes are cared for and carefully monitored by specially trained professionals using advanced techniques for the prevention of failure of vital functions. The transfer of ICU patients to general wards means a change from a high to a lower level, including the loss of one-to-one nursing and a reduction of visible monitoring equipment and general close attention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593721/nurse-patient-communication-within-the-context-of-non-sedated-mechanical-ventilation-a-hermeneutic-phenomenological-study
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A Holm, P Dreyer
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore non-sedated mechanically ventilated patients' communication with nurses in the intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: Mechanically ventilated patients are temporarily voiceless, making interpersonal communication complex. Both nurses and patients find communication challenging and may experience negative emotions when communication fails. In Nordic countries, sedation protocols have changed to light/non-sedation, resulting in more patients being conscious and more clinical practitioners experiencing communication difficulties...
June 7, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592480/implementing-family-centered-care-through-facilitated-sensemaking
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Judy E Davidson, Sidney Zisook
The Society of Critical Care Medicine has released updated recommendations for care of the family in neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care units. Translation of the recommendations into practice may benefit from a supporting theoretical framework. Facilitated sensemaking is a mid-range theory built from the same literature that formed the basis for recommendations within the guidelines. The process of facilitated sensemaking may be used to help nurses adopt the SCCM recommendations into practice through the development of caring relationships, promoting family presence, teaching family engagement strategies, and supporting families with communication, information gathering, and participation in decision-making...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592468/improving-health-care-provider-communication-in-end-of-life-decision-making
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Tracey Wilson, Cathy Haut, Bimbola Akintade
Critical care providers are responsible for many aspects of patient care, primarily focusing on preserving life. However, nearly 40% of patients who are admitted to an adult critical care unit will not survive. Initiating a conversation about end-of-life decision-making is a daunting task. Often, health care providers are not trained, experienced, or comfortable facilitating these conversations. This article describes a quality improvement project that identified current views on end-of-life communication in the intensive care unit and potential barriers that obstruct open discussion, and offering strategies for improvement...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592014/-clinical-characteristics-of-new-onset-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Y H Yang, L Pei, N Yang, G F Wen, W Xu, C F Liu
Objective: To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of new-onset organ dysfunction of patients in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: A retrospective observational study identified all patients admitted to the PICU of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from January 2015 to January 2016. The functional status score (FSS) was evaluated at admission and hospital discharge respectively, and the difference defined as ΔFSS between the FSS at hospital discharge and the FSS at admission was calculated...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591370/relating-family-satisfaction-to-the-care-provided-in-intensive-care-units-quality-outcomes-in-saudi-accredited-hospitals
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Mohamed Saad Mahrous
Objectives: This study aims to identify the satisfaction levels of the family members of patients in intensive care units. Methods: This is a cross-sectional analytical study. General intensive care units offer a variety of services to clinical and surgical patients. For the purpose of this study, a trained interviewer communicated with the families of patients, either before or after visiting hours. Results: The study included 208 participants: 119 (57...
June 5, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590164/care-of-the-critically-ill-burn-patient-an-overview-from-the-perspective-of-optimizing-palliative-care
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Daniel E Ray, Mohana B Karlekar, Donnelle L Crouse, Margaret Campbell, J Randall Curtis, Jeffrey Edwards, Dana R Lustbader, Anne C Mosenthal, Colleen Mulkerin, Kathleen A Puntillo, David E Weissman, Renee D Boss, Karen J Brasel, Judith E Nelson
Burn specialists have long recognized the need for and role modeled a comprehensive approach incorporating relief of distress as part of care during critical illness. More recently, palliative care specialists have become part of the healthcare team in many US hospitals, especially larger academic institutions that are more likely to have designated burn centers. No current literature describes the intersection of palliative care and burn care or integration of primary and specialist palliative care in this unique context...
June 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573388/medical-management-of-the-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-patient
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Jonathan Marehbian, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Brian L Edlow, Holly E Hinson, David Y Hwang
Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a major contributor to long-term disability and a leading cause of death worldwide. Medical management of the sTBI patient, beginning with prehospital triage, is aimed at preventing secondary brain injury. This review discusses prehospital and emergency department management of sTBI, as well as aspects of TBI management in the intensive care unit where advances have been made in the past decade. Areas of emphasis include intracranial pressure management, neuromonitoring, management of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, neuroprotective strategies, prognostication, and communication with families about goals of care...
June 1, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572103/interprofessional-team-s-perception-of-care-delivery-after-implementation-of-a-pediatric-pain-and-sedation-protocol
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Sandra L Staveski, May Wu, Tiffany M Tesoro, Stephen J Roth, Michael J Cisco
BACKGROUND: Pain and agitation are common experiences of patients in pediatric cardiac intensive care units. Variability in assessments by health care providers, communication, and treatment of pain and agitation creates challenges in management of pain and sedation. OBJECTIVES: To develop guidelines for assessment and treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium in the pediatric cardiac intensive unit in an academic children's hospital and to document the effects of implementation of the guidelines on the interprofessional team's perception of care delivery and team function...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570382/critical-care-nurses-suggestions-to-improve-end-of-life-care-obstacles-minimal-change-over-17-years
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Renea L Beckstrand, Kacie Hart Hadley, Karlen E Luthy, Janelle L B Macintosh
BACKGROUND: Critical-care nurses (CCNs) provide end-of-life (EOL) care on a daily basis as 1 in 5 patients dies while in intensive care units. Critical-care nurses overcome many obstacles to perform quality EOL care for dying patients. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to collect CCNs' current suggestions for improving EOL care and determine if EOL care obstacles have changed by comparing results to data gathered in 1998. METHODS: A 72-item questionnaire regarding EOL care perceptions was mailed to a national, geographically dispersed, random sample of 2000 members of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses...
July 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570293/mother-s-lived-experience-during-repair-of-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-a-phenomenological-inquiry
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Patricia Fleck, Carole Kenner, Rhonda Board, Sandra Mott
BACKGROUND: Infants born with long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) pose unique physiologic risks in the newborn period. Anatomic and physiologic anomalies require an extended hospitalization with procedural analgesia and sedation that impact the mother's experience of birth, maternal response, and nurturing of her infant. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to understand the meaning of experiences that mothers of infants born with LGEA encounter in the neonatal intensive care unit while their infant undergoes esophageal repair...
May 31, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561887/reconciling-patient-and-provider-priorities-for-improving-the-care-of-critically-ill-patients-a-consensus-method-and-qualitative-analysis-of-decision-making
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Emily McKenzie, Melissa L Potestio, Jamie M Boyd, Daniel J Niven, Rebecca Brundin-Mather, Sean M Bagshaw, Henry T Stelfox
BACKGROUND: Providers have traditionally established priorities for quality improvement; however, patients and their family members have recently become involved in priority setting. Little is known about how to reconcile priorities of different stakeholder groups into a single prioritized list that is actionable for organizations. OBJECTIVE: To describe the decision-making process for establishing consensus used by a diverse panel of stakeholders to reconcile two sets of quality improvement priorities (provider/decision maker priorities n=9; patient/family priorities n=19) into a single prioritized list...
May 31, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548368/developing-minimum-clinical-standards-for-physiotherapy-in-south-african-icus-a-qualitative-study
#20
Heleen van Aswegen, Shane Patman, Natascha Plani, Susan Hanekom
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Physiotherapists are integral members of the intensive care unit (ICU) team. Clinicians working in ICU are dependent on their own experience when making decisions regarding individual patient management thus resulting in variation in clinical practice. No formalized clinical practice guidelines or standards exist for the educational profile or scope of practice requirements for ICU physiotherapy. This study explored perceptions of physiotherapists on minimum clinical standards that ICU physiotherapists should adhere to for delivering safe, effective physiotherapy services to critically ill patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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