Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Published on Oct 29, 2007
Linda D. Urden12
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Kathleen M. Stacy6
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Mary E. Lough9
Estimated H-index: 9
UNIT ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE 1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient 2. Ethical and Legal Issues 3. Patient and Family Education UNIT TWO: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE 4. Psychosocial Alterations 5. Sleep Alterations 6. Nutritional Alterations 7. Gerontological Alterations 8. Pain and Pain Management 9. Sedation, Delirium, and Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Assessment and Management 10. End-of-Life Care UNIT THREE: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS 11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 12. Cardiovascular Disorders 13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management UNIT FOUR: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS 14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 15. Pulmonary Disorders 16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management UNIT FIVE: NEUROLOGIC ALTERATIONS 17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 18. Neurological Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT SIX: RENAL ALTERATIONS 19. Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 20. Renal Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT SEVEN: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS 21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT EIGHT: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS 23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management UNIT NINE: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS 25. Trauma 26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies APPENDIXES A. Nursing Management Plans of Care B. Physiological Formulas for Critical Care
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Published on Sep 1, 2015in Journal of Health Management
Kevin W. Westbrook2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Union University),
Cori Cohen Grant2
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+ 1 AuthorsEmin Babakus33
Estimated H-index: 33
(U of M: University of Memphis)
We develop and test a measurement instrument to assess patient-family perceptions of services quality during a critical care service rendering. Our sample consists of patients from medical, surgical and specialty critical care units discharged from a large hospital system. We show that ‘communication and support’, ‘participation’ and ‘tangibles’ are cogent dimensions of our patient-family critical care scale that exhibits internal consistency reliability, convergent and discriminant validity. We...
Published on Jan 1, 2015
Palliative Care (PC) education and awareness is considered by Saudi Arabia health care system, as a matter of high priority and understanding the experiences of intensive care nurses in providing care at the end of life, is an important first step for improving terminal care in the intensive care unit Objectives: to identify nurses' attitude, knowledge and experiences on prioritizing palliative care and assess adequacy of the palliative care content in the undergraduate nursing curriculum from t...
Published on Apr 1, 2012in Clinical Simulation in Nursing2.29
Linda K. Fluharty2
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(Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana),
Amy S. Hayes2
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(Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana)
+ 5 AuthorsAngela M. McNelis15
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(IUPUI: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)
Abstract Background Opportunities for students to care for end-of-life patients are limited in undergraduate nursing programs. Method Students participated in a quasi-experimental study evaluating knowledge, levels of self-confidence, and self-reported communication skills in caring for a dying patient, as well as satisfaction with the high-fidelity simulation. Results The convenience sample of 370 associate's degree, traditional baccalaureate, and accelerated baccalaureate nursing students demo...
Published on Jan 1, 2011
Gehan M. Khamis1
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Abdel-Halim A. Badr-El-Din1
Estimated H-index: 1
Removal of airway secretion is required in many neonates in the intensive care setting, and the process is most critical with respiratory problems. Clearance of secretions is essential in the mechanically ventilated neonates, because these neonates breathe slowly through an artificial airway. So, accumulation of secretions can lead to airway occlusion, serious physiological abnormalities and even death. Therefore, suctioning is essential for removing secretions and maintaining airway patency. Th...
Published on Jan 1, 2011
Hyun Ju Kim (Catholic University of Pusan)
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide basic data for the guidelines for cleaning the feeding bags by comparing the level of contamination according to cleaning and disinfection methods when feeding tube of Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit patients. Methods: This study was a true-experimental study, with 48 cases in total. The feeding bag of 48 patients were randomly assigned to detergent cleaning method or disinfectant decontamination method. The period of the experiment was January ...
Asghar Khalifezadeh3
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(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences),
Shima Safazadeh2
Estimated H-index: 2
(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences)
+ 1 Authorsbahram amin mansour1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences)
BACKGROUND: Disease is an abnormal process that affects all as pects of the human life. The hospital environment a nd particularly the intensive care unit (ICU) causes s tress in the patient and hi/her family. Delirium, d ue to its sudden onset and startle, unconsciousness, memory impairment, il lusion and dynamic or sedentary behaviors, is known as one of the stressor agents. Despite its high prevalence and th e high cost complications such as long term mechanical ventilation, hospital pneumoni...
Published on Dec 1, 2009
Resumen Hoy en dia el balon de contrapulsacion intraaortico es utilizado en multiples ocasiones, entre las que figura la imposibilidad de retirar el by-pass cardiopulmonar en pacientes sometidos a cirugia cardiaca. En este trabajo pretendemos hacer una revision bibliografica sobre dicho soporte circulatorio, de tal modo que todos los profesionales de enfermeria que trabajen en el area de cuidados intensivos y quirofano tengan unos conocimientos basicos sobre su correcta utilizacion y funcionamie...
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