Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Published on Oct 29, 2004
Mary Lou Sole17
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Deborah Goldenberg Klein1
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Marthe J. Moseley1
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Part I: Fundamental Concepts. Overview of Critical Care Nursing. Individual and Family Response to the Critical Care Experience. Ethical and Legal Issues in Critical Care. Part II: Tools for the Critical Care Nurse. Dysrhythmia Interpretation. Hemodynamic Monitoring. Ventilatory Assistance. Code Management. Part III: Nursing Care During Critical Illness. Shock. Cardiac Alterations. Nervous System Alterations. Acute Respiratory Failure. Acute Renal Failure. Hematologic and Immune Disorders. Gastrointestinal Alterations. Endocrine Alterations. Burns.
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing1.65
Daniel Milhomme2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Université du Québec à Rimouski),
Johanne Gagnon12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Laval University),
Kathleen Lechasseur2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Laval University)
Abstract Background Nursing Science presents surveillance as an indispensable component of patient safety. Although the literature defines surveillance fully, its implementation is not well understood. Aim This research aims to formulate a theoretical explanation of the surveillance process that expert nurses employ in critical care. Method To develop the theoretical explanation for the surveillance process of critical care nurses, Strauss and Corbin’s (1998) grounded theory approach and Think A...
Published on Apr 28, 2017
Background: The critically ill patients are having nutrition problems in dealing with the critical condition. The problem of nutrition is demanding on the severity of illness. Therefore, the ICU nurses should understand how nutrition can support the patients’ recovery. Objective : This study’s aim was to compare the result of energy expenditure calculation of conventional method with Ireton-Jones method for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. Methods : This was a comparative and ...
Published on Feb 1, 2017in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing1.65
Brittany Lynn White1
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(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Meg Zomorodi5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Summary Purpose To compare the noise levels perceived by critical care nurses in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to actual noise levels in the ICU. Methods Following a pilot study ( n =18) and revision of the survey tool, a random sample of nurses were surveyed twice in a 3-day period ( n =108). Nurses perception of noise was compared to the actual sound pressure level using descriptive statistics. Major Results Nurses perceived the ICUs to be noisier than the actual values. The ICU was louder tha...
Published on Nov 1, 2016in Applied Nursing Research1.33
Vanessa Emille Carvalho de Sousa4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Lívia Maia Pascoal3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UFMA: Federal University of Maranhão)
+ 4 Authorsde Oliveira Lopes Mv15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UFC: Federal University of Ceará)
Abstract Purpose The aim of this study was to analyze the accuracy of the defining characteristics of ineffective breathing pattern (IBP) in postoperative cardiac patients. Methods A diagnostic accuracy study was performed with 98 patients. Measures of sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, likelihood ratios, diagnostic odds ratio, and area under the ROC curve were calculated. Results IBP was present in 23.5% of the patients. Alterations in depth of breathing (sensitivity 96%, negative lik...
Published on Mar 11, 2016
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing Johannesburg, 2015
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Epilepsy Research2.18
Srinivasa P. Kommajosyula5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Southern Illinois University School of Medicine),
Marcus E. Randall14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Southern Illinois University School of Medicine),
Carl L. Faingold40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Southern Illinois University School of Medicine)
Abstract A major cause of mortality in epilepsy patients is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Post-ictal respiratory dysfunction following generalized convulsive seizures is most commonly observed in witnessed cases of human SUDEP. DBA mouse models of SUDEP are induced by audiogenic seizures (AGSz) and show high incidences of seizure-induced death due to respiratory depression. The relatively low incidence of human SUDEP suggests that it may be useful to examine seizure-associated dea...
Published on Sep 4, 2015
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Johannesburg, 2015
Hojatollah Yousefi5
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Mojgan Naderi1
Estimated H-index: 1
Reza Daryabeigi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences)
ABSTRACT Background: Stressors in the intensive care unit (ICU) impair patients’ comfort, excite the stress response, and increase oxygen consumption in their body. Non‑medical interventions are recommended by several studies as a treatment to improve comfort in the ICU patients. Sensory stimulation is one of the most important interventions. Since arterial blood oxygen saturation is an important index of patients’ clinical and respiratory condition, this study aimed to investigate the effect of...
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