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The intensive care unit provides complex care for critically ill patients. Consequently, due to the nature of critical illness and the therapies administered in intensive care, patients are often on prolonged periods of bed rest with limited mobility. It has been recognised that mobilising critically ill patients is beneficial to patients' recovery, however implementing early mobility as a standard of care remains challenging in practice.
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Name: International journal of nursing studies
Patients with tuberculosis admitted to the intensive care unit represent a small (1-3%) yet significant subset of the global tuberculosis burden. This article reviews current evidence supporting the d...
Improving care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a global area of focus for clinicians worldwide. The complexity of the ICU environment, compounded by multiple patient comorbidities and high acuity ...
Death and dying is a reality of the clinical context of the intensive care unit. Death often follows a decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatments. Critical care nurses, are the primary care provi...
The objectives of this scoping review are to explore the existing literature regarding protocols initated by nurses for a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients,...
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Increasing focus on the negative effects of bed rest have become more apparent in the intensive care unit within the last decade. A few studies have found an association between early reha...
Treatment in stroke units compared with treatment in general medical wards reduces the odds of being dead or disabled. Little is known about which components of acute stroke care that is r...
Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) traditionally receive bed rest as part of their care. They develop muscle weaknesses even after only a few days of mechanical ventilation that may...
Cycloergometer is a validated method for different care. This kind of device allow passive and active care for patient. The interest of cycloergometer for patient hospitalized in Intensive...
To asses the effectiveness of implementing a diabetes management protocol (early insulinization, avoiding use of SSI) in a hearth hospital's non-intensive care unit.
The hospital unit in which patients with acute cardiac disorders receive intensive care.
The hospital unit in which patients with respiratory conditions requiring special attention receive intensive medical care and surveillance.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.
An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.