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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807696/a-tailored-intervention-to-improving-the-quality-of-intrahospital-nursing-handover
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Jochen Bergs, Frank Lambrechts, Ines Mulleneers, Kim Lenaerts, Caroline Hauquier, Geert Proesmans, Sarah Creemers, Dominique Vandijck
INTRODUCTION: Nursing handover is a process central to the delivery of high-quality and safe care. We aimed to improve the quality of nursing handover from the emergency department to ward and intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group pre-test - post-test design was applied. Handover quality was measured using the Handover Evaluation Scale (HES). A tailored intervention, inspired by appreciative inquiry, was designed to improve the implementation of an existing handover form and procedure...
August 11, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801406/speak-up-culture-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-hong-kong-a-cross-sectional-survey-exploring-the-communication-openness-perceptions-of-chinese-doctors-and-nurses
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George Wing Yiu Ng, Jack Kwok Hung Pun, Eric Hang Kwong So, Wendy Wai Hang Chiu, Avis Siu Ha Leung, Yuk Han Stone, Chung Ling Lam, Sarah Pui Wa Lai, Rowlina Pui Wah Leung, Hing Wah Luk, Anne Kit Hung Leung, Kin Wah Au Yeung, Kang Yiu Lai, Diana Slade, Engle Angela Chan
OBJECTIVES: Despite growing recognition of the importance of speaking up to protect patient safety in critical care, little research has been performed in this area in an intensive care unit (ICU) context. This study explored the communication openness perceptions of Chinese doctors and nurses and identified their perceptions of issues in ICU communication, their reasons for speaking up and the possible factors and strategies involved in promoting the practice of speaking up. DESIGN: A mixed-methods design with quantitative and sequential qualitative components was used...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800876/the-effects-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-on-tissue-oxygenation-and-the-microcirculation-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nathan D Nielsen, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Catherine Wentowski
The transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) is a common intervention in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, yet the benefits are far from clear in patients with moderate anemia (eg, hemoglobin (Hb) levels of 7-10 g/dL). Determining which of these patients benefit, and how to even define benefit, from transfusion is challenging. As the intended physiological benefit underpinning RBC transfusion is to improve tissue oxygenation, several studies utilizing a wide range of assessment techniques have attempted to study the effects of transfusion on tissue oxygenation and microcirculatory function...
July 21, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797896/predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-in-bahrain
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Sana Abdulaaziz Al Khawaja, Zainab Mahdi Ateya, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam
OBJECTIVE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic blood disorders in Bahrain. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the clinical presentation of SCD patients who require ICU admission. This study aimed to describe the epidemiological data of SCD patients admitted to the ICU and to identify predictors of mortality in order to help intensivists identify patients at most risk. METHOD: This study used a retrospective, descriptive, and correlational design...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795669/-evaluation-of-volume-overload-in-critical-patients-by-monitoring-change-of-cardiac-output-under-bed-head-raising-combined-with-passive-leg-raising
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Long Zhang, Luhao Wang, Weixiong Luo, Meihua Mei, Youjuan Chen, Bin Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the change of cardiac output (CO) with bed head raising (BHR) combined with passive leg raising (PLR) can be used to assess volume overload in critical patients. METHODS: A prospective observational diagnostic trial was designed. The patients who underwent fluid resuscitation 6 hours or more, and admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Meizhou People's Hospital in Guangdong Province from January to December in 2016 were enrolled...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794882/interruption-of-enteral-nutrition-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-single-center-survey
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Midori Uozumi, Masamitsu Sanui, Tetsuya Komuro, Yusuke Iizuka, Tadashi Kamio, Hiroshi Koyama, Hideyuki Mouri, Tomoyuki Masuyama, Kazuyuki Ono, Alan Kawarai Lefor
BACKGROUND: Interruption of enteral nutrition (EN) in the intensive care unit (ICU) occurs frequently for various reasons including feeding intolerance and the conduct of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, few studies have investigated the details of EN interruption practices including reasons for and duration of interruptions. There is no standard protocol to minimize EN interruptions. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 100 patients in the ICU staying more than 72 h and receiving EN in a 12-bed, medical/surgical ICU in a tertiary care center in 2013...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783553/effect-of-advanced-maternal-age-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-assisted-reproductive-technology-pregnancies
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Amirhossein Moaddab, Frank A Chervenak, Laurence B Mccullough, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Amir A Shamshirsaz, Amy Schutt, Sara E Arian, Karin A Fox, Gary A Dildy, Alireza A Shamshirsaz
OBJECTIVES: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes between women with assisted reproductive technologies pregnancy aged <40, 40-44, 45-49, and ≥50 years. STUDY: Design In a population-level analysis study, all live births by ART identified on birth certificate between 2011 and 2014 were extracted (n=101,494) using data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention-National Center for Health Statistics (CDC-NCHS). We investigated and compared maternal and neonatal outcomes based on conditions routinely listed on birth certificates...
July 29, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762435/awareness-of-holistic-care-practices-by-intensive-care-nurses-in-north-western-saudi-arabia
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Hamdan M Albaqawi, Vincent R Butcon, Roger R Molina
To examine awareness of holistic patient care by staff nurses in the intensive care units of hospitals in the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: A quantitative correlational study design was used to investigate relationships between intensive care nurse's awareness of holistic practices and nurses' latest performance review. Intensive care staff nurses (n=99) from 4 public sector hospitals in Hail were surveyed on their awareness of variables across 5 holistic domains: physiological, sociocultural, psychological, developmental, and spiritual...
August 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759469/what-is-new-in-the-prevention-of-nosocomial-pneumonia-in-the-icu
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Michael Klompas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize and contextualize recent evidence on preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). RECENT FINDINGS: Many centers continue to report dramatic decreases in VAP rates after implementing ventilator bundles. Interpreting these reports is complicated, however, by the subjectivity and lack of specificity of VAP definitions. More objective data suggest VAP rates may not have meaningfully changed over the past decade. If so, this compels us to re-examine and revise the prevention bundles we have been using to prevent VAP...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755176/overflow-models-for-the-admission-of-intensive-care-patients
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Yin-Chi Chan, Eric W M Wong, Gavin Joynt, Paul Lai, Moshe Zukerman
An earlier article, inspired by overflow models in telecommunication systems with multiple streams of telephone calls, proposed a new analytical model for a network of intensive care units (ICUs), and a new patient referral policy for such networks to reduce the blocking probability of external emergency patients without degrading the quality of service (QoS) of canceled elective operations, due to the more efficient use of ICU capacity overall. In this work, we use additional concepts and insights from traditional teletraffic theory, including resource sharing, trunk reservation, and mutual overflow, to design a new patient referral policy to further improve ICU network efficiency...
July 28, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753137/life-threatening-and-fatal-adverse-drug-events-in-a-danish-university-hospital
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Olga A Tchijevitch, Lars Peter Nielsen, Marianne Lisby
OBJECTIVES: Detection of adverse drug events (ADEs) in Danish hospitals relies on health care professionals' incident reporting to a national database for adverse events, but the method is incomplete; thus, fatal and life-threatening ADEs may remain unrecognized.The objectives of this study were to examine the occurrence of life-threatening and fatal ADEs in population of hospitalized patients with suspected adverse outcome and to compare these findings with the actual number of reported ADEs in the study period of 3 months...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749855/outcomes-of-patient-and-family-centered-care-interventions-in-the-icu-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael J Goldfarb, Lior Bibas, Virginia Bartlett, Heather Jones, Naureen Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patient- and family-centered care interventions in the ICU improve outcomes. DATA SOURCES: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library databases from inception until December 1, 2016. STUDY SELECTION: We included articles involving patient- and family-centered care interventions and quantitative, patient- and family-important outcomes in adult ICUs. DATA EXTRACTION: We extracted the author, year of publication, study design, population, setting, primary domain investigated, intervention, and outcomes...
July 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746556/potential-intravenous-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care
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Maiara Benevides Moreira, Maria Gefé da Rosa Mesquita, Marluci Andrade Conceição Stipp, Graciele Oroski Paes
OBJECTIVE: To analyze potential intravenous drug interactions, and their level of severity associated with the administration of these drugs based on the prescriptions of an intensive care unit. METHOD: Quantitative study, with aretrospective exploratory design, and descriptive statistical analysis of the ICU prescriptions of a teaching hospital from March to June 2014. RESULTS: The sample consisted of 319 prescriptions and subsamples of 50 prescriptions...
July 20, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736010/predictors-of-mortality-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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S Elkholy, S Mogawer, A Hosny, M El-Shazli, U M Al-Jarhi, S Abdel-Hamed, A Salah, N El-Garem, A Sholkamy, M El-Amir, M S Abdel-Aziz, A Mukhtar, A El-Sharawy, A Nabil
BACKGROUND: Egypt has the highest prevalence of the world hepatitis C virus (HCV) load. Hence, the problem of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is considered a huge burden on the community. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is the only source of donation in Egypt till now. Survival rates had shown significant improvement in the past decades. This study provides analysis of the mortality rates and possible predictors of mortality following LDLT. It also aids in developing a practical and easy-to-apply risk index for prediction of early mortality...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735155/impact-of-restrictive-fluid-protocol-on-hypoxemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Claire-Marie Drevet, Nicolas Opprecht, Abdelouaïd Nadji, Sebastien Mirek, Serge Aho, Frederic Ricolfi, Claude Girard, Bélaïd Bouhemad
PURPOSE: In patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), acute cardiac dysfunction and triple-H-therapy, can lead to hypoxemia. Our aim was to assess impact of a protocoled fluid restrictive approach on hypoxemia in these patients. METHODS: We included prospectively ICU patients with aSAH admitted within 24h after the bleed. The study was divided into 2 phases. The first phase, from January to December 2012, was designated as control group (group C)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723773/development-and-validation-of-risk-stratification-delirium-prediction-model-for-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-single-center-study
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Yu Chen, Hang Du, Bao-Hua Wei, Xue-Ni Chang, Chen-Ming Dong
The objective is to develop a model based on risk stratification to predict delirium among adult critically ill patients and whether early intervention could be provided for high-risk patients, which could reduce the incidence of delirium.We designed a prospective, observational, single-center study. We examined 11 factors, including age, APACHE-II score, coma, emergency operation, mechanical ventilation (MV), multiple trauma, metabolic acidosis, history of hypertension, delirium and dementia, and application of Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722814/health-promoting-conversations-a-novel-approach-to-families-experiencing-critical-illness-in-the-icu-environment
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Gunilla Hollman Frisman, Ingrid Wåhlin, Lotti Orwelius, Susanna Ågren
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify and describe the outcomes of a nurse-led intervention, "Health-promoting conversations with families," regarding family functioning and well-being in families with a member who was critically ill. BACKGROUND: Families who have a critically ill family member in an intensive care unit face a demanding situation, threatening the normal functioning of the family. Yet, there is a knowledge gap regarding family members' well-being during and after critical illness...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719134/development-and-implementation-of-a-clinical-pathway-for-cardiac-surgery-in-the-intensive-care-unit-effects-on-protocol-adherence
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Marion van der Kolk, Mark van den Boogaard, Corine Ter Brugge-Speelman, Jeroen Hol, Luc Noyez, Kees van Laarhoven, Hans van der Hoeven, Peter Pickkers
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Cardiac surgery (CS) is facilitated by multiple perioperative guidelines and protocols. Use of a clinical pathway (CP) may facilitate the care of these patients. METHODS: This is a pre-post design study in the ICU of a tertiary referral centre. A CP for CS patients in the ICU was developed by ICU-nurses and enabled them to execute proactively predefined actions in accordance with and within the preset boundaries which were part of a variance report...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714831/improving-the-quality-of-nutrition-in-pediatric-trauma
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Alice Wang, Helena Pelletier, Diana Calligan, Angela Coates, Karen Allison Bailey
Purpose Nutrition plays a key role in the recovery of pediatric trauma patients. A catabolic state in trauma patients may hinder recovery and inadequate nutrition may increase morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The purpose of this paper is to review the current nutrition support practices for pediatric trauma patients at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), describe patient demographics and identify areas to improve the quality of patient care. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective chart review was conducted on pediatric trauma patients (age<18 years) identified through the trauma registry of MCH...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709989/evaluating-biapenem-dosage-regimens-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections-a-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-analysis-using-monte-carlo-simulation
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Yongfu Hang, Yafang Chen, Ling Xue, Shusen Sun, Long Liu, Jie Gao, Cheng Xie, Xianfeng Zhang, Jianguo Zhu, Jun Jin, Liyan Miao
This study sought to both identify optimal dosage regimens and estimate pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics characteristics of short-infusion (SI) versus extended-infusion (EI) for the use of biapenem against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in Chinese Intensive Care patients. A total of 85 strains of P. aeruginosa were collected, and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of biapenem was measured by the serial two-fold agar dilution method. We designed four frequently used clinical regimens: biapenem 300mg I...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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