Core curriculum for critical care nursing

Published on Jan 1, 1998
JoAnn Alspach1
Estimated H-index: 1
1. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice NEW! 2. The Pulmonary System 3. The Cardiovascular System 4. The Neurologic System 5. The Renal System 6. The Endocrine System 7. Hematologic and Immunologic Systems 8. The Gastrointestinal System 9. Multisystem 10. Psychosocial Aspects of Critical Care 11. Critical Care Patients with Special Needs NEW!
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#1DaiWai M. Olson (UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)H-Index: 33
#2Kyloni Phillips (UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Carmelo Graffagnino (Duke University)H-Index: 23
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The sedation-assessment conundrum is the struggle to balance the need for sedation against the need to awaken the patient and perform a neurologic examination. This article discusses the nuances of the sedation-assessment conundrum as well as approaches to resolve this and reduce the negative impact of abruptly stopping sedative infusions. Both oversedation and undersedation affect critically ill patients. This article discusses methods of assessing sedation and interpreting individualized patie...
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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
#1Alexander Johnson (Central DuPage Hospital)H-Index: 3
#2Thomas Ahrens DnsH-Index: 3
Critical care practices have evolved to rely more on physical assessments for monitoring cardiac output and evaluating fluid volume status because these assessments are less invasive and more convenient to use than is a pulmonary artery catheter. Despite this trend, level of consciousness, central venous pressure, urine output, heart rate, and blood pressure remain assessments that are slow to be changed, potentially misleading, and often manifested as late indications of decreased cardiac outpu...
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#1Emilie Gosselin (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke)H-Index: 1
#2Patricia Bourgault (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke)H-Index: 1
Last. Anne Méziat-Burdin (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Pain management in the intensive care unit is often inadequate. There is no tool available to assess nursing pain management practices. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a measuring tool to assess nursing pain management in the intensive care unit during standardized clinical simulation. A literature review was performed to identify relevant components demonstrating optimal pain management in adult intensive care units and to integrate them in an observation tool. This t...
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Background: Cardiac patients need comprehensive support due to the adverse effects of this disease on different aspects of their lives. Synergy intervention is a model that focuses on patients' requirements. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the eightfold characteristic of cardiac patients based on the synergy model that represent their clinical requirements. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 40 cardiac patients hospitalized at the cardiac care unit (CCU) ...
#1Carol RauenH-Index: 7
#2Richard ArbourH-Index: 1
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is an independent clinical nurse specialist in The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Carol contributed the CCRN questions. She welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at Elizabeth Katz Brock, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNP, an acute care nurse practitioner in the surgical critical care department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, contributed the introduction and the Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) questions. CCRN and...
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Background : Working in the intensive care unit can be traumatic for nursing personnel. Critical care nurses are faced with repeated exposure to death and dying as they are involved in caring for patients who are actively dying, have a terminal illness or face impending death. These nurses relate in different ways to the phenomena of death and dying within their nursing profession and their scope of practice. Critical care nurses often have a difficult time coping with the stress that comes with...
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