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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214083/the-effect-of-nonpharmacological-training-on-delirium-identification-and-intervention-strategies-of-intensive-care-nurses
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Ayşegül Öztürk Birge, Hatice Tel Aydin
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of nonpharmacological intervention training on delirium recognition and the intervention strategies of intensive care (ICU) nurses. METHOD: This is a quasi-experimental study conducted using a pretest-posttest design. The study sample included a total of 95 patients staying in the medical ICU of a university hospital and 19 nurses working in these units. The data were collected using the Patient and Nurse Introduction, Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU, and Delirium Risk Factors, and Non-pharmacological Interventions in Delirium Prevention Forms...
February 14, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209429/nurses-experiences-of-what-constitutes-the-encounter-with-children-visiting-a-sick-parent-at-an-adult-icu
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Susanne Knutsson, Karin Enskär, Marie Golsäter
BACKGROUND: Despite a cultural change in visitation policies for children (0-17 years) in the intensive care unit (ICU) to a more open approach, children are still restricted from visiting for various reasons. To overcome these obstacles, it is vital to determine what is needed while encountering a child. AIM: To elucidate nurses' experiences of what constitutes the encounter with children visiting a sick parent in an adult ICU. METHOD: An explorative inductive qualitative design was used, entailing focus group interviews with 23 nurses working at a general ICU...
February 13, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197049/zinc-supplementation-in-adult-mechanically-ventilated-trauma-patients-is-associated-with-decreased-occurrence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi, Abbas Alipour, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Aily Aliasgharian, Amir Emami Zeydi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a type of lung infection that typically affects critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this analysis is to determine potential association between zinc supplementation with the occurrence of VAP in adult mechanically ventilated trauma patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This secondary analysis of a prospective observational study was carried out over a period of 1 year in ICUs of one teaching hospital in Iran...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183302/the-effect-of-the-tim-program-transfer-icu-medication-reconciliation-on-medication-transfer-errors-in-two-dutch-intensive-care-units-design-of-a-prospective-8-month-observational-study-with-a-before-and-after-period
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Bertha Elizabeth Bosma, Edmé Meuwese, Siok Swan Tan, Jasper van Bommel, Piet Herman Gerard Jan Melief, Nicole Geertruida Maria Hunfeld, Patricia Maria Lucia Adriana van den Bemt
BACKGROUND: The transfer of patients to and from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is prone to medication errors. The aim of the present study is to determine whether the number of medication errors at ICU admission and discharge and the associated potential harm and costs are reduced by using the Transfer ICU and Medication reconciliation (TIM) program. METHODS: This prospective 8-month observational study with a pre- and post-design will assess the effects of the TIM program compared with usual care in two Dutch hospitals...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162098/the-effect-of-universal-decolonization-with-screening-in-critical-care-to-reduce-mrsa-across-an-entire-hospital
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Craig W Bradley, Martyn A C Wilkinson, Mark I Garvey
OBJECTIVE To describe the effect of universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization therapy in a large intensive care unit (ICU) on the rates of MRSA cases and acquisitions in a UK hospital. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust is a tertiary referral teaching hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom, that provides clinical services to nearly 1 million patients every year. METHODS A break-point time series analysis and kernel regression models were used to detect significant changes in the cumulative monthly numbers of MRSA bacteremia cases and acquisitions from April 2013 to August 2016 across the UHB system...
February 6, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157808/improved-clinical-performance-and-teamwork-of-pediatric-interprofessional-resuscitation-teams-with-a-simulation-based-educational-intervention
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Elaine Gilfoyle, Deanna A Koot, John C Annear, Farhan Bhanji, Adam Cheng, Jonathan P Duff, Vincent J Grant, Cecilia E St George-Hyslop, Nicole J Delaloye, Afrothite Kotsakis, Carolyn D McCoy, Christa E Ramsay, Matthew J Weiss, Ronald D Gottesman
OBJECTIVES: To measure the effect of a 1-day team training course for pediatric interprofessional resuscitation team members on adherence to Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines, team efficiency, and teamwork in a simulated clinical environment. DESIGN: Multicenter prospective interventional study. SETTING: Four tertiary-care children's hospitals in Canada from June 2011 to January 2015. SUBJECTS: Interprofessional pediatric resuscitation teams including resident physicians, ICU nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered respiratory therapists (n = 300; 51 teams)...
February 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155624/past-recent-progresses-and-future-perspectives-of-nanotechnology-applied-to-antifungals-agents
#7
Luís Roque, Jesús Molpeceres, Cláudia Reis, Patrícia Rijo, Catarina Pinto Reis
Candida species remain a significant cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections, associated with prolonged hospital stay in the ICU and high healthcare cost. The incidence of Candida is very high in certain risk groups of patients (AIDS, diabetes, cancer, etc.). Recent developments of nanotechnology have strongly contributed to the design of new multifunctional drug carriers that improve drug bioavailability through a controlled and prolonged release profile or even through a more specific targeted delivery of the antifungal agent...
February 1, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152929/safer-transitions-of-care-at-a-major-cancer-center-the-emergency-center-to-hospitalist-experience
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Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, David Rubio, Mohamed Ait Aiss, Terry Rice, Karen Chen, Diane C Bodurka, Carmelita P Escalante
: 247 Background: Failures in communication lead to serious medical errors particularly during transitions of care. A standardized handoff of patients requiring admission to the inpatient setting between the Emergency Center (EC) and the Hospitalist Inpatient Service (HIS) at a comprehensive cancer center was lacking during this vulnerable time. METHODS: A quality pilot study using Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology was conducted. First, root cause analysis and process mapping of the current state was performed to identify pitfalls of the handoff process between the EC and the Hospitalist Service...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152751/identifying-avoidable-terminal-oncology-icu-hospitalizations
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Andrew Hantel, Blase N Polite
: 56 Background: Eight percent of cancer patients expire in the ICU. There is no association between spending on aggressive end of life (EOL) care and survival outcomes. This aggressive care is also associated with reduced quality of life for patients and families. The National Quality Forum endorses the number of patients admitted to the ICU in the last 30 days of life as a quality of care measure. Our hypothesis is that a significant number of oncology patients suffer avoidable terminal ICU hospitalizations...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152726/reducing-the-percent-of-icu-deaths-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer-at-stanford
#10
Zarrina Bobokalonova, Eric Hadhazy, Sandy Chan, Holley Stallings
: 234 Background: Intensive care at the end of life, for patients with advanced cancer can compromise quality of life and result in excessive costs for patients and their families. In 2014, 40% of patients with solid tumors admitted to the Stanford Health Care ICU died with advanced stage disease. Sixty-five percent of the patients with advanced stage saw palliative care (PC) < 7 days of life. The aim was to decrease the percent of advanced solid tumor ICU deaths by 25%, through early palliative care intervention...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151787/critical-care-nurses-perceptions-of-end-of-life-care-obstacles-comparative-17-year-data
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Renea L Beckstrand, Nicole Lamoreaux, Karlen E Luthy, Janelle L B Macintosh
BACKGROUND: Nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) frequently care for patients and their families at the end of life (EOL). Providing high-quality EOL care is important for both patients and families, yet ICU nurses face many obstacles that hinder EOL care. Researchers have identified various ICU nurse-perceived obstacles, but no studies have been found addressing the progress that has been made for the last 17 years. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine the most common and current obstacles in EOL care as perceived by ICU nurses and then to evaluate whether meaningful changes have occurred since data were first gathered in 1998...
March 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149146/antifungal-susceptibility-and-risk-factors-in-patients-with-candidemia
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Cigdem Mermutluoglu, Ozcan Deveci, Saim Dayan, Emel Aslan, Fatma Bozkurt, Recep Tekin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antifungal susceptibility, typology, and risk factors of candidemia among adult and pediatric inpatients at a university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was designed, and data collected between December 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. The case group consisted of patients with candidemia. The control group was selected from the inpatients that did not develop candidemia but were admitted in the same clinic and during the same period as the candidemia group...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149025/comparison-of-patient-ventilator-asynchrony-during-pressure-support-ventilation-and-proportional-assist-ventilation-modes-in-surgical-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-crossover-study
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Parshotam Lal Gautam, Gaganjot Kaur, Sunil Katyal, Ruchi Gupta, Preetveen Sandhu, Nikhil Gautam
BACKGROUND: The patient-ventilator asynchrony is almost observed in all modes of ventilation, and this asynchrony affects lung mechanics adversely resulting in deleterious outcome. Innovations and advances in ventilator technology have been trying to overcome this problem by designing newer modes of ventilation. Pressure support ventilation (PSV) is a commonly used flow-cycled mode where a constant pressure is delivered by ventilator. Proportional assist ventilation (PAV) is a new dynamic inspiratory pressure assistance and is supposed to be better than PSV for synchrony and tolerance, but reports are still controversial...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144465/incidence-rate-of-post-intubation-tracheal-stenosis-in-patients-admitted-to-five-intensive-care-units-in-iran
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Roya Farzanegan, Behrooz Farzanegan, Mahdi Zangi, Majid Golestani Eraghi, Shahram Noorbakhsh, Neda Doozandeh Tabarestani, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Tracheal stenosis is one of the worst complications associated with endotracheal intubation and it is the most common reason for reconstructive airway surgeries. Due to various local risk factors, the incidence rate of tracheal stenosis may vary in different countries. In order to estimate the incidence rate of post-intubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), a follow-up study was planned. As there was no similar methodological model in the literature, a feasibility step was also designed to examine the whole project and to enhance the follow-up rate...
September 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143613/how-can-information-systems-provide-support-to-nurses-hand-hygiene-performance-using-gamification-and-indoor-location-to-improve-hand-hygiene-awareness-and-reduce-hospital-infections
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Rita Marques, João Gregório, Fernando Pinheiro, Pedro Póvoa, Miguel Mira da Silva, Luís Velez Lapão
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections are still amongst the major problems health systems are facing. Their occurrence can lead to higher morbidity and mortality rates, increased length of hospital stay, and higher costs for both hospital and patients. Performing hand hygiene is a simple and inexpensive prevention measure, but healthcare workers' compliance with it is often far from ideal. To raise awareness regarding hand hygiene compliance, individual behaviour change and performance optimization, we aimed to develop a gamification solution that collects data and provides real-time feedback accurately in a fun and engaging way...
January 31, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143414/impact-of-oral-hygiene-involving-toothbrushing-versus-chlorhexidine-in-the-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-randomized-study
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Claudia Fernanda de Lacerda Vidal, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, José Gildo de Moura Monteiro, Aracele Cavalcanti, Ana Paula Trindade Henriques, Márcia Oliveira, Michele Godoy, Mirella Coutinho, Pollyanna Dutra Sobral, Claudia Ângela Vilela, Bárbara Gomes, Marta Amorim Leandro, Ulisses Montarroyos, Ricardo de Alencar Ximenes, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial pneumonia has correlated to dental plaque and to oropharynx colonization in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The interruption of this process, by preventing colonization of pathogenic bacteria, represents a potential procedure for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: The study design was a prospective, randomized trial to verify if oral hygiene through toothbrushing plus chlorhexidine in gel at 0.12% reduces the incidence of ventilatior-associated pneumonia, the duration of mechanical ventilation, the length of hospital stay and the mortality rate in ICUs, when compared to oral hygiene only with chlorhexidine, solution of 0...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140715/balancing-intertwined-responsibilities-a-grounded-theory-study-of-teamwork-in-everyday-intensive-care-unit-practice
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Petronella Bjurling-Sjöberg, Barbro Wadensten, Ulrika Pöder, Inger Jansson, Lena Nordgren
This study aimed to describe and explain teamwork and factors that influence team processes in everyday practice in an intensive care unit (ICU) from a staff perspective. The setting was a Swedish ICU. Data were collected from 38 ICU staff in focus groups with registered nurses, assistant nurses, and anaesthetists, and in one individual interview with a physiotherapist. Constant comparative analysis according to grounded theory was conducted, and to identify the relations between the emerged categories, the paradigm model was applied...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139260/efforts-of-a-unit-practice-council-to-implement-practice-change-utilizing-alcohol-impregnated-port-protectors-in-a-burn-icu
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Amy Martino, Leanna Thompson, Colleen Mitchell, Rachel Trichel, William Chappell, Justin Miller, David Allen, Elizabeth Mann-Salinas
BACKGROUND: Burn patients are an especially high-risk population for development of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) due to open wounds, extended length of intensive care unit stay, frequent use of central venous catheters, and generally immunocompromised state. Implementing evidence-based practices to prevent these infections is a 2014 National Patient Safety Goal per The Joint Commission. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was introduction of a commercially available alcohol impregnated central venous line port protector to reduce the incidence of CLABSI in the burn unit...
January 27, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139182/the-evaluation-of-a-multifaceted-intervention-to-promote-speaking-up-and-strengthen-interprofessional-teamwork-climate-perceptions
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Liane Ginsburg, Lorna Bain
Communication failure is a leading cause of error and is often due to inhibition of individuals to speak up in interprofessional healthcare environments. The present study sought to evaluate the impact of a multifaceted intervention designed to promote speaking up on teamwork climate in one clinical department of a large community hospital based in Canada. The multifaceted intervention included a role-playing simulation workshop, teamwork climate data feedback and facilitated discussion with the interprofessional team (discussion briefings), and other department-led initiatives to promote trust, teamwork, and speaking up among interprofessional team members...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138011/systematic-review-of-%C3%AE-blocker-aspirin-and-statin-in-critically-ill-patients-importance-of-severity-of-illness-and-cardiac-troponin
#20
Florence G Rothenberg, Michael B Clay, Hina Jamali, Robin H Vandivier-Pletsch
Non-cardiac critically ill patients with type II myocardial infarction (MI) have a high risk of mortality. There are no evidence-based interventions to mitigate this risk. We systematically reviewed the literature regarding the use of medications known to reduce mortality in patients with cardiac troponin (cTn) elevation due to type I MI (β blockers, statin, and aspirin) in studies of critically ill patients without Type I MI. All PubMed publications between 1976-2/19/16 were reviewed. Search terms included: β blocker or aspirin or statin and intensive care unit (ICU) or critically ill or sepsis; 497 primary references were obtained...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
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