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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908955/measuring-family-satisfaction-with-care-delivered-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Kathleen Clark, Kerry A Milner, Marlene Beck, Virginia Mason
BACKGROUND: In our competitive health care environment, measuring the experience of family members of patients in the intensive care unit to ensure that health care providers are meeting families' needs is critical. Surveys from Press Ganey and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are unable to capture families' satisfaction with care in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To implement a sustainable measure for family satisfaction in a 12-bed medical and surgical intensive care unit...
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907968/palliative-care-practice-in-neurocritical-care
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Andrea K Knies, David Y Hwang
Many neurocritically ill patients and their families have high amounts of palliative care needs. Multiple professional societies relevant to neurocritical care have released consensus statements on meeting palliative care needs in neuroscience intensive care units. In this review, the authors discuss the ongoing debate regarding what model of palliative care delivery is optimal, focus on the process of shared decision making during goals-of-care discussions, and briefly comment on transitions from intensive care to comfort care...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906716/infants-with-technology-dependence-facilitating-the-road-to-home
#3
Jennifer D Bowles, Amy J Jnah, Desi M Newberry, Carol A Hubbard, Tracey Roberston
BACKGROUND: The incidence of premature infants with complex medical needs, dependent upon medical technology at discharge, is on the rise in the United States. PURPOSE: Preparing the family for the hospital-to-home transition can be challenging due to the complex medical and emotional needs of the vulnerable infant and the volume of subspecialty services and equipment required. METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: Relevant articles from PubMed, Google Scholar, CINAHLFINDINGS/RESULTS:: There is an increasing incidence of technology dependent infants discharged from neonatal intensive care units in the United States...
December 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900413/recommendations-of-the-german-association-of-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care-medicine-dgai-on-structured-patient-handover-in-the-perioperative-setting-the-sbar-concept
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V von Dossow, B Zwissler
Teamwork in the operating room and in the intensive care unit necessitates clear and precise communication; however, interruptions in communication frequently occur, especially in the perioperative phase. Patients are particularly susceptible to deficits in communication, e.g. due to higher stress peaks, simultaneous admission of several patients and concomitant treatment of emergency cases. The German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) therefore recommends the implementation of the so-called SBAR concept (S situation, B background, A assessment, R recommendation) for standardization of patient handover...
November 29, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891024/palliative-care-and-the-indian-neurologist
#5
REVIEW
Roop Gursahani
End-of-life care is an integral part of neurology practice, and neuropalliative medicine is an emerging neurology subspeciality. This begins with serious illness communication as a protocol-based process that depends on an evaluation of patient autonomy and accurate prognostication. Communication needs vary between chronic, life-limiting neurologic illnesses and acute brain injury. In an ideal situation, the patient's wishes are spelled out in advance care plans and living wills, and surrogates have only limited choices for implementation...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888716/family-participation-in-intensive-care-unit-rounds-comparing-family-and-provider-perspectives
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Selena S Au, Amanda Roze des Ordons, Andrea Soo, Simon Guienguere, Henry T Stelfox
PURPOSE: To describe and compare intensive care unit (ICU) patient family member and provider experiences, preferences, and perceptions of family participation in ICU rounds. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of ICU family members and providers of patients admitted to 4 medical-surgical ICUs from September 2014 to March 2015. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 63 (62%) family members and 258 (43%) providers. Provider respondents included physicians (9%), nurses (56%), respiratory therapists (24%), and other ICU team members (11%)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887881/sedation-versus-no-sedation-are-there-differences-in-relatives-satisfaction-with-the-intensive-care-unit-a-survey-study-based-on-data-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Eva Laerkner, Thomas Stroem, Palle Toft
BACKGROUND: Currently there is a trend towards less or no use of sedation of mechanically ventilated patients. Still, little is known about how different sedation strategies affect relatives' satisfaction with the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). AIM: To explore if there was a difference in relatives' personal reactions and the degree of satisfaction with information, communication, surroundings, care and treatment in the ICU between relatives of patients who receive no sedation compared with relatives of patients receiving sedation during mechanical ventilation in the ICU...
November 22, 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878937/patient-and-family-involvement-in-adult-critical-and-intensive-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Michelle Olding, Sarah E McMillan, Scott Reeves, Madeline H Schmitt, Kathleen Puntillo, Simon Kitto
BACKGROUND: Despite international bodies calling for increased patient and family involvement, these concepts remain poorly defined within literature on critical and intensive care settings. OBJECTIVE: This scoping review investigates the extent and range of literature on patient and family involvement in critical and intensive care settings. Methodological and empirical gaps are identified, and a future agenda for research into optimizing patient and family involvement is outlined...
December 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876482/virtual-collaboration-satisfaction-and-trust-between-nurses-in-the-tele-icu-and-icus-results-of-a-multilevel-analysis
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Peter L T Hoonakker, Kristen E Pecanac, Roger L Brown, Pascale Carayon
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to examine how tele-intensive care unit (tele-ICU) nurse characteristics and organizational characteristics influence tele-ICU nurses' trust and satisfaction of monitored bedside ICU nurses, and whether these influences are mediated by communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of tele-ICU characteristics and characteristics of the ICUs they monitored were collected at 5 tele-ICUs located throughout the country. One hundred ten tele-ICU nurses at those tele-ICUs completed a questionnaire containing items related to their characteristics and their trust, satisfaction, and perceived communication with monitored bedside nurses...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875384/improving-nursing-communication-skills-in-an-intensive-care-unit-using-simulation-and-nursing-crew-resource-management-strategies-an-implementation-project
#10
Carman Turkelson, Michelle Aebersold, Richard Redman, Dana Tschannen
Effective interprofessional communication is critical to patient safety. This pre-/postimplementation project used a multifaceted educational strategy with high-fidelity simulation to introduce evidence-based communication tools, adapted from Nursing Crew Resource Management, to intensive care unit nurses. Results indicated that participants were satisfied with the education, and their perceptions of interprofessional communication and knowledge improved. Teams (n = 16) that used the communication tools during simulation were more likely to identify the problem, initiate key interventions, and have positive outcomes...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875001/patient-and-family-centered-care-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-challenge-in-the-daily-practice-of-healthcare-professionals
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M M C van Mol, G W Boeter, L Verharen, E J O Kompanje, J Bakker, M D Nijkamp
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of supportive interventions perceived by both the ICU patients' relatives and the healthcare providers, such as deferred intake interviews for providing information and discussing the emotional impacts, encouragement to keep a diary, and the introduction of weekly psychosocial rounds, on the perceptions of relatives of patients in the intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: Patient- and family-centered care is gaining interest, with a shift from provider-centric norms to care arranged around patients' and relatives individual beliefs and needs...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874846/communications-and-relationships-between-patient-and-nurse-in-intensive-care-unit-knowledge-knowledge-of-the-work-knowledge-of-the-emotional-state
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Chiara FoĆ , Lisa Cavalli, Alessia Maltoni, Nicoletta Tosello, Chiara Sangilles, Ilaria Maron, Marina Borghini, Giovanna Artioli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) the communication between nurse and patient, the core of the care, is often hindered by patient's cognitive alterations and critical situation, by devices employed for the mechanical ventilation, and by the clinical and care-giving setting. How to overcome these barriers? How is the relational and communicative approach between nurse and patient unable to express him or herself to be managed? The available literature reveals that studies on communication with difficult patients, such as those treated in ICU are currently scarce...
November 22, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874844/making-visible-the-invisible-and-vice-versa-bodies-and-organisational-arrangements-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#13
Roberto Lusardi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The effectiveness of the treatments carried out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is guaranteed by a socio-technical ensemble where material resources, scientific knowledge, technological artefacts, social norms, spatial dispositions, and professional practices coexist and constantly interact. This paper intends to penetrate such an ensemble for analysing the moral order produced and maintained in everyday medical practice. METHOD: The results of a case study, carried out in the ICU of a hospital in the north of Italy between 2006 and 2007 are reported...
November 22, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872086/intensive-care-discharge-summaries-for-general-practice-staff-a-focus-group-study
#14
Suzanne Bench, Jocelyn Cornish, Andreas Xyrichis
BACKGROUND: Understanding how patients and relatives can be supported after hospital discharge is a UK research priority. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) discharge summaries are a simple way of providing GPs with the information they require to coordinate ongoing care, but little evidence is available to guide best practice. AIM: This study aimed at better understanding the information needs of GP staff (GPs and practice nurses) supporting former patients of ICUs and their families following discharge from hospital, and identifying the barriers/facilitators associated with ICU-primary care information transfer...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868434/communication-aid-requirements-of-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-transient-speech-loss
#15
Mohammad H Mobasheri, Dominic King, Simon Judge, Faizan Arshad, Marius Larsen, Zahra Safarfashandi, Hemal Shah, Anna Trepekli, Sanjay Trikha, Diamantis Xylas, Stephen J Brett, Ara Darzi
Alert and transiently nonvocal intensive care unit (ICU) patients are dependent on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Unfortunately, the literature demonstrates that existent AAC devices have not been widely adopted, and unaided methods are often the primary modalities used despite being insufficient, and frustrating. We present the results of a qualitative semi-structured interview study with 8 ex-ICU patients, 4 ICU patient relatives, and 6 ICU staff, exploring their AAC needs and requirements...
December 2016: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865003/capturing-early-signs-of-deterioration-the-dutch-early-nurse-worry-indicator-score-denwis-and-its-value-in-the-rapid-response-system
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Gooske Douw, Getty Huisman-de Waal, Arthur R H van Zanten, Johannes G van der Hoeven, Lisette Schoonhoven
OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictive value of individual and combined DENWIS-indicators at various Early-Warning-Score (EWS)-levels, differentiating between EWSs reaching the trigger-threshold to call an RRT and EWS-levels not reaching this point. INTRODUCTION: DENWIS comprises nine indicators underlying nurses' 'worry' about a patients' condition. All indicators independently show significant association with unplanned Intensive-Care/High-Dependency-Unit (ICU/HDU)-admission or unexpected mortality...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862140/the-role-of-icu-nurses-in-the-spiritual-aspects-of-end-of-life-care-in-the-icu-an-explorative-study
#17
Marijke Noome, Deirdre M Beneken Genaamd Kolmer, Evert van Leeuwen, Boukje M Dijkstra, Lilian C M Vloet
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the role and responsibilities of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses regarding the spiritual aspects of end-of-life care in the ICU, from the chaplains' perspectives. METHOD: An explorative study including inductive thematic analysis was used. Two focus group interviews with in total eleven chaplains working in several Dutch ICUs were performed. RESULTS: The focus group interviews resulted in five themes: (i) awareness of ICU nurses, (ii) communication, (iii) nursing interventions, (iv) multidisciplinary care and (v) education...
November 14, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850738/1101-implementing-a-plan-of-care-worksheet-improved-icu-team-communication-and-nursing-satisfaction
#18
Fahad Alroumi, Dhaval Thakkar, Soumitra Sen, Yuxiu Lei, James Dargin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850458/820-evidence-of-need-for-improved-communication-with-families-in-the-trauma-critical-care-icu
#19
Stephanie Agtarap, Kenleigh Roden-Foreman, Evan Elizabeth Rainey, Mitchell Lessmann, Ann Marie Warren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850416/778-domains-of-communication-that-impact-participant-satisfaction-in-family-discussions-in-a-neuro-icu
#20
Russell Stewart, Kris Dixon, Mary Petrulis, Mollie Canzona, Jannat Khan, Roberto Navarette, Aarti Sarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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