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To explore parents' experiences of transition and aftercare following their child's discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit to an in-patient ward.
To identify the needs of families of trauma patients in the Intensive Care Unit and to assess nurses' perceptions of those needs.
It is a common practice that new graduate Registered Nurses are hired into adult intensive care units as initial entry into practise. There exists a practice readiness gap between nursing curricula and actual clinical practise expectations at adult intensive care settings; this has led to negative consequences and subsequent nurse turnover, a concern nationwide. Nonetheless, some new graduate nurses survived their initial transition and continue to practise in adult settings. The purpose of this study was t...
To evaluate the colonisation rate of Staphylococcus aureus in the oropharynx and the insertion site of central venous catheters in intensive care unit patients.
Measuring patients satisfaction is an important part of continuous quality improvement in health care. In intensive care, family satisfaction is often used as a proxy for patient experience. At present, no suitable instrument to measure this has been fully validated in Sweden. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire intended to evaluate families' satisfaction of quality of care in Swedish intensive care units.
The effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for acute cardiac diseases is unknown. Similarly, the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for carbon monoxide intoxication is also unknown, particularly for cases in which carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels return to normal. Our case study revolved around a healthy twenty-year-old male patient, who suffered from carbon monoxide intoxication. The patient presented to the Emergency Department unconscious. Blood workup revealed significant carbon monoxide ...
To identify the effects of a mother-nurse partnership programme based on the core components of information sharing, negotiation and participation in care. Specifically, we examined the programme's effects on parental satisfaction, parental self-efficacy, perceived partnership and anxiety, as well as infants' time to reach full oral feeding and length of postoperative hospital stay, following cardiac surgery on infants at a paediatric intensive care unit with a restrictive visiting policy.
Patients' transfer from coronary care units to general wards is a main source of anxiety for patients. Transfer anxiety is due to either lack of patients' knowledge or inadequacy of transfer-related information to patients. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of provision of information on the serum cortisol level, as an indicator of anxiety, in patients transferred from the coronary care unit to the general ward.
To describe the spiritual well-being and burnout of intensive care unit nurses and examine the relationship between these factors.
The purpose of this study was to develop, validate and apply a ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention checklist in a single cardiac surgery centre.
An increasing number of intensive care patients are surviving critical illness, but many develop mental, cognitive and physical impairments after discharge. Adapting to a new life situation, often with major challenges, implies the need of support. Therefore, it is important to develop interventions aimed at promoting recovery.
Critically ill patients exhibit profound disturbances of circadian rhythmicity, most commonly in the form of a phase delay. We investigated the specific zeitgeber properties of a medical intensive care unit to develop a model that explained these abnormalities.
To better understand how local policies influence organ donation rates.
To evaluate the predictive power of risk factors for pressure ulcers in adult intensive care patients.
Mortality in Danish intensive care units (ICUs) continues at 27%, resulting in a large number of bereaved family members being cared for in the ICU.
Delirium is a common syndrome that has both short and long-term negative outcomes for critically ill patients. Many studies over several years have found a knowledge gap and lack of evidence-based practice from critical care personnel, but there has been little exploration of the reasons for this.
The aim of this study was to investigate nasal hygiene in intensive care patients and improve patient care using isotonic saline nasal spray.
Many people would choose to die at home, and this can be an option for intensive care patients. However, there is limited exploration of the impact on the family.
Delirium represents a serious problem that impacts the physical and cognitive prognosis of patients admitted to intensive care units and requires prompt diagnosis and management. This article describes the case and progress of a patient placed on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation with difficult sedation criteria and an early diagnosis of mixed delirium. During the case report, we reflect on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies employed to cope with delirium paying special attention to th...
This article aims to characterise intubation-associated pneumonia regarding its diagnosis, causes, risk factors, consequences and incidence.
To describe challenges and factors that support coping as anticipated by nursing staff preparing for a merger of intensive and intermediate care units.
To evaluate the ability of the families of critically ill patients and of the intensive care team caring for the patient to communicate and accurately identify patients' complaints.