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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143487/nurses-implementation-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-prevention-guidelines-an-observational-study-in-jordan
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Sami M Aloush
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Thoracic Society, and the Institute for Health Care and Improvement have been published to reduce the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the clinical settings; however, nurses' compliance with these guidelines is still questionable. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess nurses' compliance with ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guidelines and the factors that influence their compliance...
November 15, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142378/comparison-of-awareness-of-patient-parameters-between-two-groups-of-caregivers-in-intensive-care-unit
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Mohandeep Kaur, Saurav Mitra Mustafi, Manila Singh, Anupama Gill Sharma, Vinod Bala Dhir, Jyoti Sharma
Aim of the Study: The overlap in the scope of duties performed by two core groups of Intensive Care Unit caregivers, the doctors and nurses may lead to gaps in awareness of patient-related parameters among them. Our study tested the hypothesis that there is no difference in the awareness of patient-related parameters between the two study groups (doctors and nurses). Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based study, incorporating various aspects of a patient's medical care was designed...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142376/intensive-care-nurses-attitude-on-palliative-and-end-of-life-care
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Swagata Tripathy, Pragyan K Routray, Jagdish C Mishra
Background: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses have a vital role in the implementation of end of life (EOL) care. There is limited data on the attitude of ICU nurses toward EOL and palliation. Aim: This study aimed to investigate knowledge, attitude, and beliefs of intensive care nurses in eastern India toward EOL. Materials and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to delegates in two regional critical care nurses' training programs...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137860/quality-of-anthropometric-measurements-in-spanish-intensive-care-units-the-camies-study
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M A García-Martínez, T Cherednichenko, Y Hidalgo Encinas, A I Catalá Espinosa, A Arrascaeta Llanes, J A Acosta Escribano
INTRODUCTION: Real body weight and height are essential data to be obtained in all critically ill patients (CIP), due to their influence in the designing of therapies and monitoring. Visual estimation is a very inaccurate practice. No precise descriptions of anthropometric measurements among CIP are available in the clinical practice guides. OBJECTIVE: To describe anthropometric quality in CIP, health professional perception of such quality, and its influencing factors...
November 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131465/psychometric-analysis-of-subjective-sedation-scales-used-for-critically-ill-paediatric-patients
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Xiaohua Ge, Tingting Zhang, Lingling Zhou
AIMS: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of subjective sedation scales using one psychometric scoring system to identify the appropriate scale that is most suitable for clinical care practice. BACKGROUND: A number of published sedation assessment scales for paediatric patients are currently used to attempt to achieve a moderate depth of sedation to avoid the undesirable effects caused by over- or undersedation. However, there has been no systematic review of these scales...
November 12, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129740/survey-on-neonatal-end-of-life-comfort-care-guidelines-across-america
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Shelly Haug, Sara Farooqi, Christopher G Wilson, Andrew Hopper, Grace Oei, Brian Carter
CONTEXT: Infants of age < 1 year have the highest mortality rate in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines for palliative care in 2013, however, significant variation persists among local protocols addressing neonatal comfort care at the end-of-life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate current neonatal EOL comfort care practices and clinician satisfaction across America METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval (516005), an anonymous, electronic survey was sent to members of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128300/enteral-versus-parenteral-early-nutrition-in-ventilated-adults-with-shock-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-open-label-parallel-group-study-nutrirea-2
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Jean Reignier, Julie Boisramé-Helms, Laurent Brisard, Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou, Ali Ait Hssain, Nadia Anguel, Laurent Argaud, Karim Asehnoune, Pierre Asfar, Frédéric Bellec, Vlad Botoc, Anne Bretagnol, Hoang-Nam Bui, Emmanuel Canet, Daniel Da Silva, Michael Darmon, Vincent Das, Jérôme Devaquet, Michel Djibre, Frédérique Ganster, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Stéphane Gaudry, Olivier Gontier, Claude Guérin, Bertrand Guidet, Christophe Guitton, Jean-Etienne Herbrecht, Jean-Claude Lacherade, Philippe Letocart, Frédéric Martino, Virginie Maxime, Emmanuelle Mercier, Jean-Paul Mira, Saad Nseir, Gael Piton, Jean-Pierre Quenot, Jack Richecoeur, Jean-Philippe Rigaud, René Robert, Nathalie Rolin, Carole Schwebel, Michel Sirodot, François Tinturier, Didier Thévenin, Bruno Giraudeau, Amélie Le Gouge
BACKGROUND: Whether the route of early feeding affects outcomes of patients with severe critical illnesses is controversial. We hypothesised that outcomes were better with early first-line enteral nutrition than with early first-line parenteral nutrition. METHODS: In this randomised, controlled, multicentre, open-label, parallel-group study (NUTRIREA-2 trial) done at 44 French intensive-care units (ICUs), adults (18 years or older) receiving invasive mechanical ventilation and vasopressor support for shock were randomly assigned (1:1) to either parenteral nutrition or enteral nutrition, both targeting normocaloric goals (20-25 kcal/kg per day), within 24 h after intubation...
November 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126634/-antiepileptic-drugs-administration-by-nasogastric-tube-in-comatose-patients
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Rim Charfi, Ramla Mizouri, Mouna Ben Sassi, Emna Gaies, Hanene Eljebari, Nadia Jebabli, Sarrah Zereï, Fatma Ben Salem, Dorra Ben Said, Anis Klouz, Riadh Daghfous, Issam Salouage, Sameh Trabelsi
AIM: To evaluate the modalities of administration of antiepileptic drugs (AED) with nasogastric tube (NGT) by nurses and to draw up recommendations. METHODS: Our study consisted on investigating the modalities of administration of AED's with NGT by nurses during four months. We prepared 10 questions including demographic information. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. The questionnaire was distributed in seven intensive care departments after authorization of each head of the department...
October 12, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124275/-the-role-of-mdk-in-the-german-reimbursement-system-for-intensive-care-medicine
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REVIEW
C Mitsch
The experts of Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung (MDK) assess services from different areas of the health care sector, including checks of hospital invoicing. MDK assessors are only employed after being commissioned by a statutory health or nursing insurance. The assessment of intensive medical treatment is made difficult by uncertainties and indistinctness in the regulations, especially the procedure codes for complex intensive care treatment.
November 9, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123370/assessing-hand-hygiene-compliance-among-healthcare-workers-in-six-intensive-care-units
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REVIEW
M Musu, A Lai, N M Mereu, M Galletta, M Campagna, M Tidore, M F Piazza, L Spada, M V Massidda, S Colombo, P Mura, R C Coppola
Introduction: Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a cause of high morbidity, disability and reduced quality of life, as well as mortality and rising costs for health systems. Preventing the HAI risk by planning and implementing effective preventive strategies is important to safeguard patient health. Methods: The study aimed to evaluate the presence of procedures and protocols for infection control, to assess the adhesion to the different aspects of hand hygiene (HH) and hand washing technique by healthcare workers in six ICUs...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122733/readmissions-in-anticoagulated-intracranial-hemorrhage-patients-a-retrospective-review
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Monica M DiFiori, Laura C Lamb, Lori L Calavan, Christopher H Comey, James M Feeney
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) when compared to warfarin, on the 30-day readmission rates in patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients from our hospital's trauma database admitted from June 2011 to October 2015 to our Level II trauma center after sustaining a traumatic ICH while anticoagulated. Patients were stratified based on the anticoagulation drug (DOAC or warfarin) they were prescribed upon admission...
November 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121983/early-psychological-screening-of-intensive-care-unit-survivors-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anna Milton, Emily Brück, Anna Schandl, Matteo Bottai, Peter Sackey
BACKGROUND: A majority of patients survive their episode of critical illness but up to 30% of patients suffer from psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression in the year after intensive care unit (ICU) stay. A method to identify discharged patients at risk for adverse psychological outcome would be helpful in the triage for ICU follow-up and could enable early intervention. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early screening with validated questionnaires after ICU discharge can identify patients at risk for symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression 3 months after ICU stay...
November 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119594/uniform-national-guidelines-do-not-prevent-wide-variations-in-the-clinical-application-of-phototherapy-for-neonatal-jaundice
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Khalaf Mreihil, Britt Nakstad, Hans Jørgen Stensvold, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen
AIM: This study compared the use of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice in all 21 Norwegian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from 2013-2014 in order to improve practice. METHODS: Information on all types of phototherapy devices were collected and irradiance was measured from random units at 20cm and 50cm from the light source. We gathered information on local practice rules, including the use of single, double or triple phototherapy, how infants were positioned, the frequency of blood sampling, rules for using reflective surfaces and interrupting phototherapy...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119023/improvement-in-quality-metrics-outcomes-and-patient-and-family-satisfaction-in-a-neurosciences-intensive-care-unit-after-creation-of-a-dedicated-neurocritical-care-team
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Yaw Sarpong, Premkumar Nattanmai, Ginger Schelp, Robert Bell, Keerthivaas Premkumar, Erin Stapleton, Ashley McCormick, Christopher R Newey
Introduction: Dedicated neurointensivists have been shown to improve outcome measurements in the neurosciences intensive care unit (NSICU). Quality outcome data in relation to patient and family satisfaction is lacking. This study evaluated the impact of newly appointed neurointensivists and creation of a neurocritical care team on quality outcome measures including patient satisfaction in a NSICU. Methods: This is a retrospective study of data over 36 months from a 14-bed NSICU evaluating quality outcome measures and anonymous patient satisfaction questionnaires before and after neurointensivists appointment...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117776/the-effect-of-nurses-ethical-leadership-and-ethical-climate-perceptions-on-job-satisfaction
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Dilek Özden, Gülşah Gürol Arslan, Büşra Ertuğrul, Salih Karakaya
BACKGROUND: The development of ethical leadership approaches plays an important role in achieving better patient care. Although studies that analyze the impact of ethical leadership on ethical climate and job satisfaction have gained importance in recent years, there is no study on ethical leadership and its relation to ethical climate and job satisfaction in our country. OBJECTIVES: This descriptive and cross-sectional study aimed to determine the effect of nurses' ethical leadership and ethical climate perceptions on their job satisfaction...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117083/effect-of-a-1-piece-drainable-pouch-on-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-fecal-incontinence-a-comparison-cohort-study
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Xing-Liang Zhou, Zhi He, Yan-He Chen, Liu-Er Zuo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a 1-piece drainable pouch to standard care on occurrences of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with fecal incontinence (FI). DESIGN: Nonrandomized comparison cohort (quasi-experimental) study. METHODS: Sixty-two bedridden patients with FI and indwelling urinary catheters in the ICU of the Shunde Hospital, Southern Medical University, Foshan, China, participated in the study...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117053/an-outcome-analysis-of-nurse-practitioners-in-acute-care-trauma-services
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Anna Holliday, Damayanti Samanta, Julie Budinger, Jessica Hardway, Audis Bethea
The department of trauma at a Level 1 trauma center sought to improve outcomes by enhancing the continuity of care for patients admitted to trauma services. Departmental leadership explored opportunities to improve this aspect of patient care through expansion of existing trauma nurse practitioner (NP) services. The restructured trauma NP service model was implemented in September 2013. A retrospective study was conducted with patients who presented at the trauma center between September 2012 and August 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116361/intermediate-care-units-recommendations-on-facilities-and-structure
#18
REVIEW
C Waydhas, E Herting, S Kluge, A Markewitz, G Marx, E Muhl, T Nicolai, K Notz, V Parvu, M Quintel, E Rickels, D Schneider, K R Steinmeyer-Bauer, G Sybrecht, T Welte
A growing number of patients with increasingly complex or specialized diseases are being treated in hospitals worldwide. The treatment requirements of some of these patients are exceeding the capacity of standard nursing units. However, the severity of these diseases or the treatment requirements for these specific clinical pictures do not always justify admission to an intensive care unit. For this reason, an increasing number of special units (intermediate care units) are being set up to offer highly specialized treatment and close monitoring, in order to fulfil an intermediate role between the standard care unit and the intensive care unit...
November 7, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115867/outcomes-in-knowledge-attitudes-and-confidence-of-nursing-staff-working-in-nursing-and-residential-care-homes-following-a-dementia-training-programme
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Anthony Scerri, Charles Scerri
OBJECTIVES: Dementia training programmes for staff working in long-term care settings have been found to be effective in improving staff outcomes. This study investigated the impact of a dementia training programme for all Maltese nursing staff working in public nursing/residential homes on their knowledge, attitudes and confidence. Additionally, we identified the predictors of these domains before and after the programme. METHOD: A 14-hour training programme focusing on dementia management, care and policy was developed for all nursing staff working in public nursing and residential homes in Malta...
November 8, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114990/contextualisation-of-patient-centred-care-a-comparative-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-professionals-approaches-to-communicating-with-seriously-ill-patients-about-their-dependent-children
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A Dencker, M Kristiansen, B A Rix, P Bøge, T Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
Patients' family relations play an important part in the provision of patient-centred cancer care, not least when healthcare professionals encounter seriously ill patients with dependent children. Little is known about how children are perceived and dealt with in clinical encounters. In this qualitative comparative study, we explore the influence of medical contexts in three Danish hospital wards, haematology, oncological gynaecology and neuro-intensive care, on communication with patients about their children...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
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