Critically ill patients' intensive care unit experiences in a public sector academic hospital

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
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Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE 1: Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environment 2: Translating Research Evidence into Nursing Practice: Evidence-Based Nursing 3: Generating Evidence: Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Part II: CONCEPTUALIZING A STUDY TO GENERATE EVIDENCE FOR NURSING 4: Conceptualizing Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses 5: Finding and Critiquing Evidence: Research Lit...
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#1Jill L. Guttormson (Marquette University College of Nursing)H-Index: 6
Abstract Objectives To describe intensive care unit (ICU) patients' delusional memories and interpretations of those memories. Background Delusional memories of the ICU are distressing for patients and may impact psychological recovery. Methods This is a secondary analysis from a study of mechanically ventilated patients' recall in relation to sedation. Subjects, recruited from one medical-surgical ICU, participated in structured interviews after extubation. Results Subjects ( n = 35) with a mea...
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#1Annelies Wassenaar (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Feeling safe in the intensive care unit is of great importance while recovering from critical illness. Moreover, feeling unsafe can result in distress. In order to meet the safety needs of intensive care patients as well as to stimulate their recovery and prevent distress, nurses must be aware of factors promoting patients' perception of feeling safe during an intensive care admission. To our knowledge, there is no synthesis of these factors available as yet. Objective To sys...
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Patients in ICU are commonly in a critical condition and they need several types of support such as mechanical ventilation to sustain their life. However, the supports provided can also create an unpleasant experience even after they have been discharged from ICU. This study aims to determine the types of unpleasant experiences suffered by post ICU patients during their ICU stay. Approximately 65.4% of the post ICU patients were able to recall the physical and psychological effects of their ICU ...
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Delirium is a serious complication that commonly occurs in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Delirium is frequently unrecognized or missed despite its high incidence and prevalence, and leads to poor clinical outcomes and an increased cost by increasing morbidity, mortality, and hospital and ICU length of stay. Although its pathophysiology is poorly understood, numerous risk factors for delirium have been suggested. To improve clinical outcomes, it is crucial to perform p...
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Objective: To review delirium screening tools available for use in the adult ICU and PICU, to review evidence-based delirium screening implementation, and to discuss common pitfalls encountered dur-ing delirium screening in the ICU.Data Sources: Review of delirium screening literature and expert opinion.Results: Over the past decade, tools specifically designed for use in critically ill adults and children have been developed and validated. Delirium screening has been effectively implemented acr...
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