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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319580/hospital-characteristics-associated-with-risk-standardized-readmission-rates
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Leora I Horwitz, Susannah M Bernheim, Joseph S Ross, Jeph Herrin, Jacqueline N Grady, Harlan M Krumholz, Elizabeth E Drye, Zhenqiu Lin
BACKGROUND: Safety-net and teaching hospitals are somewhat more likely to be penalized for excess readmissions, but the association of other hospital characteristics with readmission rates is uncertain and may have relevance for hospital-centered interventions. OBJECTIVE: To examine the independent association of 8 hospital characteristics with hospital-wide 30-day risk-standardized readmission rate (RSRR). DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional multivariable analysis...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284593/nurse-titrated-analgesia-and-sedation-in-intensive-care-increases-the-frequency-of-comfort-assessment-and-reduces-midazolam-use-in-paediatric-patients-following-cardiac-surgery
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Grace E Larson, Stephen McKeever
BACKGROUND: Pain and sedation protocols are suggested to improve the outcomes of patients within paediatric intensive care. However, it is not clear how protocols will influence practice within individual units. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate a nurse led pain and sedation protocols impact on pain scoring and analgesic and sedative administration for post-operative cardiac patients within a paediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 100 patients admitted to a tertiary paediatric intensive care unit pre and post introduction of an analgesic and sedative protocol...
March 8, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267682/a-retrospective-descriptive-comparative-study-to-identify-patient-variables-that-contribute-to-the-development-of-deep-tissue-injury-among-patients-in-intensive-care-units
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Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Oleg Teleten, Machelle Wilson
Deep tissue injury (DTI) may develop in critically ill patients despite implementation of preventive interventions. A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted in a 620-bed, level 1 trauma, academic medical center with 7 adult intensive care units ([ICUs] cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, burn surgery, med-surgery, neurosurgery, medical, and transfer) among patients treated from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2015. All patients 18 years of age or older that developed a sacral DTI that evolved into a Stage 3, Stage 4, or unstageable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) in the ICU were included...
February 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249863/maternal-stress-and-anxiety-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Amy Jo Lisanti, Lois Ryan Allen, Lynn Kelly, Barbara Medoff-Cooper
BACKGROUND: Mothers whose infants are born with complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) experience stress during their infant's hospitalization in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU). OBJECTIVES: This study addressed 2 research questions: (1) What are the parental stressors for mothers whose infants with CCHD are in the PCICU? And (2) What are the relationships of trait anxiety and 3 parental stressors to the parental stress response of state anxiety in mothers whose infants with CCHD are in the PCICU? METHODS: This descriptive correlational study included 62 biological mothers of infants admitted to a PCICU within 1 month of birth who had undergone cardiac surgery for CCHD...
March 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243161/perioperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-poor-cardiac-surgery-patient-outcomes
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Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Nikolaos V Fotos, Athina Patelarou, Stavros Theologou, Mihalis Argiriou, Anastasia A Chatziefstratiou, Christina Katzilieri, Hero Brokalaki
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between the perioperative neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and cardiac surgery patient outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 145 patients who underwent cardiac surgery in a tertiary hospital of Athens, Greece, from January to March 2015, was conducted. By using a structured short questionnaire, this study reviewed the electronic hospital database and the medical and nursing patient records for data collection purposes...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131545/comparative-analysis-implementation-of-a-pre-operative-educational-intervention-to-decrease-anxiety-among-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Silvio Simeone, Gianluca Pucciarelli, Marco Perrone, Teresa Rea, Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Grazia Dell'Angelo, Assunta Guillari, Giuseppe Comentale, Gaetano Palma, Carlo Vosa
PURPOSE: The present study evaluated the efficacy of a nursing educational intervention in alleviating the level of parental anxiety in the parents of children who required heart surgery for the first time. DESIGN AND METHODS: A comparative study was used to explore the parents of children who had to undergo cardiac surgery. Parents of children were randomized into 2 groups: 1) control group and 2) experimental group or parents that received the educational intervention about PICU stay...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112059/feeding-difficulties-in-neonates-following-cardiac-surgery-determinants-of-prolonged-feeding-tube-use
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Elissa B McKean, Nadine A Kasparian, Shweta Batra, Gary F Sholler, David S Winlaw, Jacqueline Dalby-Payne
Aim The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence and potential correlates of feeding difficulties in infants who underwent cardiac surgery in the neonatal period and to investigate resource utilisation by infants with feeding difficulties. METHODS: All neonates who underwent their first cardiac surgery at the Heart Centre for Children, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, between January and December, 2009 were included. Demographic, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative data were collected via electronic medical records...
January 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992017/effectiveness-of-video-resources-in-nursing-orientation-before-cardiac-heart-surgery
#8
Ana Paula Amestoy de Oliveira, Emiliane Nogueira de Souza, Lucia Campos Pellanda
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of video resources in increasing patient knowledge during preoperative orientation for cardiac surgery compared to standard orientation. Method: Randomized clinical trial. Patients in the intervention group (IG) received bedside orientation with the aid of a short video and a slide presentation on the day prior to surgery. Patients in the control group (CG) received standard orientation. Allocation and analysis of knowledge were blinded...
November 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909640/treating-fasciotomy-wounds-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-and-dwell-time-npwti-d
#9
Priscilla Lee
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a serious complication of lower-extremity trauma caused by accidents or post-procedure complications. ACS is characterized by increased pressure within the compartment, resulting in reduced blood flow, tissue hypoxia, and tissue necrosis. Fasciotomies to relieve pressure and debridement of necrotic tissue comprise primary treatment. My purpose is to present initial experience using negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d)* to treat fasciotomy wounds in two patients...
October 28, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872408/active-expiration-and-the-measurement-of-central-venous-pressure
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Sheldon Magder, Karim Serri, Sara Verscheure, Renée Chauvin, Peter Goldberg
PURPOSE: To obtain a point prevalence estimate of alterations in central venous pressure (CVP) produced by active expiration in a consecutive series of intensive care patients. METHODS: We evaluated CVP tracings taken by the nurses at their morning shift change in a consecutive series of 60 cardiac surgery and 59 noncardiac surgery patients. We also assessed change in values due to the change in transducer level. Three physicians and a nurse instructor independently reviewed the tracings and determined whether there was evidence of forced expiration and whether it was type A, defined by decreasing CVP during expiration, or type B, defined by increasing CVP during expiration...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850044/404-nurse-driven-implementation-of-cardiac-surgery-advanced-life-support-in-a-cardiac-surgery-icu
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Lauren Espeso, Timothy Meyenburg, Richard Bell, Daniel Herr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821384/the-effectiveness-of-hand-massage-on-pain-in-critically-ill-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Madalina Boitor, Géraldine Martorella, Andréa Maria Laizner, Christine Maheu, Céline Gélinas
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is common in the intensive care unit despite the administration of analgesia. Some trials suggest that massage can be effective at reducing postoperative pain in acute care units; however, its effects on pain relief in the intensive care unit and when pain severity is highest remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of hand massage on the pain intensity (primary outcome), unpleasantness and interference, muscle tension, anxiety, and vital signs of critically ill patients after cardiac surgery...
November 7, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803362/toward-optimal-decision-making-among-vulnerable-patients-referred-for-cardiac-surgery-a-qualitative-analysis-of-patient-and-provider-perspectives
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Ryan A Gainer, Janet Curran, Karen J Buth, Jennie G David, Jean-Francois Légaré, Gregory M Hirsch
OBJECTIVES: Comprehension of risks, benefits, and alternative treatment options has been shown to be poor among patients referred for cardiac interventions. Patients' values and preferences are rarely explicitly sought. An increasing proportion of frail and older patients are undergoing complex cardiac surgical procedures with increased risk of both mortality and prolonged institutional care. We sought input from patients and caregivers to determine the optimal approach to decision making in this vulnerable patient population...
November 1, 2016: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780607/ultrasound-guided-deep-arm-veins-insertion-of-long-peripheral-catheters-in-patients-with-difficult-venous-access-after-cardiac-surgery
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Adam Fabiani, Lorella Dreas, Gianfranco Sanson
OBJECTIVES: To analyze success rate, dwell-time, and complications of long peripheral venous catheters (L-PVCs) inserted under ultrasound guidance. BACKGROUND: In difficult venous access (DVA) patients, L-PVC can represent an alternative to central or midline catheters. METHODS: Prospective observational study. L-PVCs were positioned in DVA patients. The outcome of the cannulation procedure and the times and reasons for catheters removal were analyzed...
January 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716690/the-myocardial-protective-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-in-high-risk-patients-undergoing-aortic-vascular-surgery
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rabie Soliman, Gomaa Zohry
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine in high-risk patients undergoing aortic vascular surgery. DESIGN: A randomized prospective study. SETTING: Cairo University, Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 150 patients undergoing aortic vascular surgery. INTERVENTION: The patients were classified into two groups (n = 75). Group D: The patients received a loading dose of 1 μg/kg dexmedetomidine over 15 min before induction and maintained as an infusion of 0...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658894/a-unified-hyperglycemia-and-diabetic-ketoacidosis-dka-insulin-infusion-protocol-based-on-an-excel-algorithm-and-implemented-via-electronic-medical-record-emr-in-intensive-care-units
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Deepashree Gupta, Meredith Kirn, Zafar A Jamkhana, Richard Lee, Stewart G Albert, Kimberly M Rollins
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of a unified hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin infusion protocol (IIP), based on an Excel algorithm and implemented as an electronic order set, in achieving glycemic targets and minimizing hypoglycemia. METHODS: An IIP was instituted in medical and surgical intensive care units for post-cardiac surgery (PCS) and other stress hyperglycemia (SH), diabetes hyperglycemia (DH), and DKA. The IIP initiated therapeutic insulin rates at elevated blood glucose (BG), and decreased insulin when target range was achieved...
September 15, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633454/heart-score-estimation-by-specialized-nurses-in-a-greek-urban-population
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Evaggelia Papadopoulou, Maria Meidani, Maria Boutsikou, Pinelopi Papaspiropoulou, Theodosia Kelaiditou, Afedia Koukouzli, Anastasia Tapola, Ioanna Voudoufianaki, Sophie Mavrogeni, Niki Katsiki, Genovefa Kolovou, Ioannis Lekakis
AIMS: Specialized nurses estimated the HeartScore in an urban Greek population by recognizing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in the setting of the Onassis Cardiovascular Prevention Program (OCPP). They also provided nursing consultation and assessed the clinical and biochemical characteristics of the studied population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Individuals were recruited through TV announcements and via the website of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre. All participants visited the Onassis Cardiac Centre from 20 September to 30 October 2011...
2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616189/fast-track-cardiac-care-for-adult-cardiac-surgical-patients
#18
REVIEW
Wai-Tat Wong, Veronica Kw Lai, Yee Eot Chee, Anna Lee
BACKGROUND: Fast-track cardiac care is a complex intervention involving several components of care during cardiac anaesthesia and in the postoperative period, with the ultimate aim of early extubation after surgery, to reduce length of stay in the intensive care unit and in the hospital. Safe and effective fast-track cardiac care may reduce hospital costs. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2003, updated in 2012 and updated now in 2016. OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and effectiveness of fast-track cardiac care compared with conventional (not fast-track) care in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
September 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575806/early-extubation-reduces-respiratory-complications-and-hospital-length-of-stay-following-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#19
Sara L Zettervall, Peter A Soden, Katie E Shean, Sarah E Deery, Klaas H J Ultee, Matthew Alef, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: Early extubation after cardiac surgery is associated with decreased hospital stay and resource savings with similar mortality and has led to the widespread use of early extubation protocols. In the Vascular Quality Initiative, there is significant regional variation in the frequency of extubation in the operating room (endovascular aneurysm repair [EVAR], 77%-97%; open repair, 30%-70%) after repair of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, the effects of extubation practices on patient outcomes after repair of AAAs are unclear...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556719/nurses-in-post-operative-heart-surgery-professional-competencies-and-organization-strategies
#20
Ana Paula Azevedo Santos, Silvia Helena Henriques Camelo, Fabiana Cristina Dos Santos, Laura Andrian Leal, Beatriz Regina da Silva
OBJECTIVE: To analyze nurses' competencies with regard to their work in post-operative heart surgery and the strategies implemented to mobilize these competencies. METHOD: This was an exploratory study with a qualitative approach and a methodological design of collective case study. It was carried out in three post-operative heart surgery units, consisting of 18 nurses. Direct observation and semi-structured interviews were employed to collect data. Data were construed through thematic analysis...
May 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
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