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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808486/the-saudi-thoracic-society-guidelines-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-noncystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Abdullah Alshimemeri, Abdullah Mobeireek, Amr S Albanna, Nehad N Al Shirawi, Siraj Wali, Khaled Alkattan, Abdulrahman A Alrajhi, Khalid Mobaireek, Hassan S Alorainy, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Anne B Chang, Stefano Aliberti
This is the first guideline developed by the Saudi Thoracic Society for the diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Local experts including pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, and others from adult and pediatric departments provided the best practice evidence recommendations based on the available international and local literature. The main objective of this guideline is to utilize the current published evidence to develop recommendations about management of bronchiectasis suitable to our local health-care system and available resources...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806954/-usability-of-data-integration-and-visualization-software-for-multidisciplinary-pediatric-intensive-care-a-human-factors-approach-to-assessing-technology
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Ying Ling Lin, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Jessica Tomasi, Peter Laussen, Patricia Trbovich
BACKGROUND: Intensive care clinicians use several sources of data in order to inform decision-making. We set out to evaluate a new interactive data integration platform called T3™ made available for pediatric intensive care. Three primary functions are supported: tracking of physiologic signals, displaying trajectory, and triggering decisions, by highlighting data or estimating risk of patient instability. We designed a human factors study to identify interface usability issues, to measure ease of use, and to describe interface features that may enable or hinder clinical tasks...
August 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777117/delays-in-treatment-seeking-decisions-among-women-with-myocardial-infarction
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Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, Linda D Scott
BACKGROUND: Minimizing the time from myocardial infarction (MI) symptom onset to the implementation of lifesaving interventions decreases morbidity and mortality of women who experience an MI. However, not all women seek timely evaluation and treatment for their MI symptoms. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to describe reasons for decision treatment delays among women who experience an initial MI. METHOD: A secondary analysis of narrative data collected as part of a qualitative study examining the triage experiences of women (N = 14) who presented to the emergency department with symptoms of acute MI...
September 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771042/a-critical-care-clinician-survey-comparing-attitudes-and-perceived-barriers-to-low-tidal-volume-ventilation-with-actual-practice
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Curtis H Weiss, David W Baker, Katrina Tulas, Shayna Weiner, Meagan Bechel, Alfred Rademaker, Angela Fought, Richard G Wunderink, Stephen D Persell
RATIONALE: Low tidal volume ventilation lowers mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) but is underused. Little is known about clinician attitudes toward and perceived barriers to low tidal volume ventilation use and their association with actual low tidal volume ventilation use. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to assess clinicians' attitudes toward and perceived barriers to low tidal volume ventilation (tidal volume <6...
August 3, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765355/oxygen-requirements-for-acutely-and-critically-ill-patients
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EDITORIAL
Debra Siela, Michelle Kidd
Oxygen administration is often assumed to be required for all patients who are acutely or critically ill. However, in many situations, this assumption is not based on evidence. Injured body tissues and cells throughout the body respond both beneficially and adversely to delivery of supplemental oxygen. Available evidence indicates that oxygen administration is not warranted for patients who are not hypoxemic, and hyperoxia may contribute to increased tissue damage and mortality. Nurses must be aware of implications related to oxygen administration for all types of acutely and critically ill patients...
August 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739240/evaluation-of-situation-background-assessment-recommendation-tool-during-neonatal-and-pediatric-interfacility-transport
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Diane Wilson, Anuradha Kochar, Andrew Whyte-Lewis, Hilary Whyte, Kyong-Soon Lee
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine if the implementation of Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) training improved the quality of real-life telephone communication. We evaluated interfacility neonatal and pediatric transports performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians (MDs). METHODS: This was a quality improvement study performed to evaluate telephone communication before and after SBAR training. Training consisted of lectures, review of audio files, and simulated role-playing...
July 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737600/an-interprofessional-quality-improvement-initiative-to-standardize-pediatric-extubation-readiness-assessment
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Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Acrista J Hole, Alvaro J Tori, Brain D Benneyworth, Riad Lutfi, Christopher W Mastropietro
OBJECTIVES: Establishing protocols to wean mechanical ventilation and assess readiness for extubation, with the goal of minimizing morbidity associated with extubation failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation, have become increasingly important in contemporary PICUs. The aim of this quality improvement initiative is to establish a respiratory therapist-led daily spontaneous breathing trial protocol to standardize extubation readiness assessment and documentation in our PICU. DESIGN: A quality improvement project...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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/28719228/successful-use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-how-do-high-performing-hospitals-do-it
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Kimberly A Fisher, Kathleen M Mazor, Sarah Goff, Mihaela S Stefan, Penelope S Pekow, Lauren A Williams, Vida Rastegar, Michael B Rothberg, Nicholas S Hill, Peter K Lindenauer
RATIONALE: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a cornerstone of treatment for patients with severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where it has been shown to reduce the need for intubation, hospital length of stay, and mortality. Despite high quality evidence and strong recommendations in clinical guidelines, use of NIV varies widely across hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To identify approaches used by hospitals which have been successful in implementing NIV to treat patients with severe exacerbations of COPD...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718321/breathlessness-services-as-a-new-model-of-support-for-patients-with-respiratory-disease
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Claudia Bausewein, Michaela Schunk, Philipp Schumacher, Julika Dittmer, Anna Bolzani, Sara Booth
The complexity of breathlessness in advanced disease requires a diversity of measures ideally tailored to the individual patient needs. 'Breathlessness services' have been systematically developed and tested to provide specific interventions and support for patients and their carers. The aim of this article is (1) to identify and describe components of breathlessness services and (2) to describe the clinical model of one specific service in more detail. This article is based on a systematic review evaluating randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs which examine the effectiveness of services aiming to improve breathlessness of patients with advanced disease...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
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/28668912/factors-influencing-patients-sleep-in-the-intensive-care-unit-perceptions-of-patients-and-clinical-staff
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661969/structural-nursing-and-physician-characteristics-and-30-day-mortality-for-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-in-pennsylvania
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Meghan B Lane-Fall, Tara S Ramaswamy, Sydney E S Brown, Xu He, Jacob T Gutsche, Lee A Fleisher, Mark D Neuman
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac surgery ICU characteristics and clinician staffing patterns have not been well characterized. We sought to describe Pennsylvania cardiac ICUs and to determine whether ICU characteristics are associated with mortality in the 30 days after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: From 2012 to 2013, we conducted a survey of cardiac surgery ICUs in Pennsylvania to assess ICU structure, care practices, and clinician staffing patterns. ICU data were linked to an administrative database of cardiac surgery patient discharges...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642309/long-term-volume-targeted-pressure-controlled-ventilation-sense%C3%A2-or%C3%A2-nonsense
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REVIEW
Maria Paola Arellano-Maric, Cesare Gregoretti, Marieke Duivermann, Wolfram Windisch
The technology underlying the development of novel ventilatory modes for long-term noninvasive ventilation of patients with chronic hypercapnia is continuously evolving. Volume-targeted pressure-controlled ventilation is a hybrid ventilation mode designed to combine the advantages of conventional ventilation modes, while avoiding their drawbacks. However, manufacturers have created different names and have patented algorithms and set-up variables, which can result in confusion for physicians and respiratory therapists...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639161/moral-distress-and-its-contribution-to-the-development-of-burnout-syndrome-among-critical-care-providers
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Renata Rego Lins Fumis, Gustavo Adolpho Junqueira Amarante, Andréia de Fátima Nascimento, José Mauro Vieira Junior
BACKGROUND: Burnout appears to be common among critical care providers. It is characterized by three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Moral distress is the inability of a moral agent to act according to his or her core values and perceived obligations due to internal and external constraints. We aimed to estimate the correlation between moral distress and burnout among all intensive care unit (ICU) and the step-down unit (SDU) providers (physicians, nurses, nurse technicians and respiratory therapists)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636452/epidemiology-of-niv-for-acute-respiratory-failure-in-copd-patients-results-from-the-international-surveys-vs-the-real-world
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Aylin Ozsancak Ugurlu, Mehmet Ali Habesoglu
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has been recommended as the  first-line ventilation modality for acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) based on strong evidence. However, everyday clinical practice may differ from findings of multiple randomized controlled trials. Physicians and respiratory therapists involved in NIV management have been queried about its utilization and effectiveness. In addition to these estimates, cohort studies and analysis of large inpatient dataset of patients with AECOPD and ARF managed with NIV have been extensively published over the last two decades...
August 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627936/the-microorganisms-on-nurses-and-health-care-workers-uniforms-in-the-intensive-care-units
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Maha Abu Radwan, Muayyad Ahmad
The objective of this study was to identify the types of microorganisms present on uniforms of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapist, students, and housekeepers in intensive care units (ICUs). A convenience sampling was used to recruit the participants ( N = 115) who work at military hospital in Jordan. Environmental cultures ( N = 305) were taken from the participants who were nurses, physicians, students, respiratory therapists, and housekeepers. The number of participating nurses was 58 (50.43%). There were 24 types of microorganisms found on the participants' uniforms...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588118/clinical-management-strategies-for-airway-pressure-release-ventilation-a-survey-of-clinical-practice
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Andrew G Miller, Michael A Gentile, John D Davies, Neil R MacIntyre
BACKGROUND: Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) is a commonly used mode of ventilation designed to increase mean airway pressure and thus oxygenation. Different strategies for clinical management have been described in the literature but are largely based on physiologic concepts, animal data, and small clinical trials. The purpose of this study was to determine how APRV is currently managed by surveying practicing respiratory therapists with experience using APRV. METHODS: A 15-item survey was developed by the authors and posted on the AARConnect online media platform in January 2016 after being declared exempt by our institution's institutional review board...
June 6, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581689/the-physical-deterioration-of-dialysis-patients-ignored-ill-reported-and-ill-treated
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EDITORIAL
Paul N Bennett, Nicole Capdarest-Arest, Kristen Parker
The progressive physical deterioration of dialysis patients is apparent to all who are involved in their care. Exercise can help stem this decline, yet exercise uptake in chronic and end-stage kidney disease is low. The involvement of exercise professionals has been shown to significantly increase patients' physical function and improve their quality of life. However, exercise professionals are scarce in renal programs, far less than dietetic and social work services. A review of 10 years of renal exercise publications in the physical therapy and rehabilitation literature found that only 0...
June 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
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