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Tag: ICU

An intensive care unit, also known as an intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit or critical care unit, is a special department of a hospital or health care facility. Intensive care is needed if someone is seriously ill and requires intensive treatment and close monitoring, or if they're having surgery and intensive care can help them recover.

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Review of Literature on Response to Alarms

Nursing Literature Reviews

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature for healthcare professionals’ (HP) understanding and response to monitor alarms in the hospital and any solutions proposed....

Last modified: 23rd Apr 2021

Staffing Guidelines in the Intensive Care Unit

Nursing Essays

Introduction Problem Statement and Justification The problem is that the healthcare system does not have strict staffing guidelines that can be implemented in the intensive care unit (ICU). Each state...

Last modified: 25th Feb 2021

Reducing the risk or development of HAIs of Critical Care ICU patients

Nursing Literature Reviews

Clinical Problem: Patient’s admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are critically compromised and have higher risk of Healthcare Associate Infections (HAIs)....

Last modified: 22nd Oct 2020

Patient Safety in the ICU

Nursing Assignments

PATIENT SAFETY Patient Safety in the ICU Safety in patient care has been of concern since the release of the Institute of Medicine Report in 1997 attributing human error to between 4 percent and 16 pe...

Last modified: 18th Jun 2020

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Medical ICUs of a Teaching Hospital in Iran

Nursing Case Studies

INTRODUCTION Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals (1). CDI has been associated with an increase in morbidity, hospital length of stay, medical exp...

Last modified: 16th Jun 2020

Recommendations for Post-Intensive Care Follow-Up

Nursing Assignments

Dear Dr Gillies, You have been an exemplary leader in Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) since 2009.  During this time, you have undertaken many difficult roles where you endeavoured t...

Last modified: 25th May 2020

Decreasing Infection Rates with Chlorhexidine Baths in Intensive Care Units

Nursing Essays

Decreasing Infection Rates with Chlorhexidine Baths in Intensive Care Units Abstract Clinical Problem: Patients in intensive care units are very ill and susceptible to infection. Patients in intensive...

Last modified: 19th May 2020

Nursing Essays - Nurse Patient Safety

Nursing Essays

Nurse Patient Safety The ICU Nurse and Patient Safety Abstract Nurses play a central role in direct patient care and safety surveillance at the point of care. This role suggests a need for conse...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Stress And Job Satisfaction Of ICU Nurses

Nursing Essays

Stress is a concept describing the interrelatedness of person and environment. It is the response by a person to stressors in the environment. Selye’s General Adaptation Theory (Selye, 1976) des...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care

Nursing Essays

Twenty percent of all intensive care admissions are attributed to severe sepsis. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care units (Angus et al., 2001). The Surviving Sepsis Cam...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Sleep Deprivation Among ICU Nurses On Shift Rotation Nursing Essay

Nursing Essays

Sleep is a basic human need” (Maslow 1970, p.92), we all have at least unclear belief of what sleep is, and as a human being we require different types and depth of sleep in different amount and...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Practical Application Of Lewins Force Field Analysis Change Model Nursing Essay

Nursing Essays

The aim of this paper is to to describe practical application of Lewin’s (1951) force field analysis change model in reducing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients’ length of stay (LOS) in a ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Patients Transitions In The Intensive Care Unit

Nursing Essays

Adequate preparation of critically ill patients throughout their transition experience within, and following discharge from the Intensive Care Unit is an important element of the nursing care process ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

The Assessment Process Of Patients In Intensive Care

Nursing Essays

This essay will present a reflective account of communication skills in practice whist undertaking assessment and history taking of two Intensive Care patients with a similar condition. It will endea...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Communication With Family Members Of Critically Ill Patients

Nursing Essays

Critical Care Unit (CCU) or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is designed to meet the special needs of acutely and critically ill patients in a hospital setting. In many acute care setting, the concept of ICU...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Benefits of Different Oxygen Levels Administered in ICU

Nursing Essays

ABSTRACT: There have been numerous studies conducted to identify the benefits of different oxygen levels administered in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) patients. However, the studies do not reveal a defi...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Transferring Ill Patients from ICU

Nursing Essays

Introduction The chosen topic for the case study is the delivery of care in transferring critically ill patients in Intensive Care Unit. It is related to core competency 3 aspect of care on Hygien...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Conflict in the Work Place

Nursing Essays

Kathryn Moultrie  The conflict in my workplace that I was involved took place in the unit (ICU/Open heart), I was assigned to for eight months s staffing resource nurse. I had admitted a critical p...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Management of ICU Delirium

Nursing Essays

1. Introduction In the critical care setting, haemodynamic failure is recognised by monitoring the patient’s blood pressure and pulse and treatment may involve fluid resuscitation or the use of ino...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Reflection on Communication in Intensive Care Setting

Nursing Essays

LPD 3 SUMMATIVE ESSAY My identified learning need is enhancing my ability to communicate articulately and assertively with the multidisciplinary team (MDT) members, as I portrayed lack of assertivene...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Family Support Programme for ICU Patient Relatives

Nursing Essays

Constantin Vintilescu From DNP Online Community Davidson, E., Daly, J., Brady, R. & Higgins, P. (2010). Facilitated Sensemaking A Feasibility Study for the Provision of a Family Support Program ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Benefits of Intentional Nurse Leader Rounding in the ICU

Nursing Essays

Benefits of Intentional Nurse Leader Rounding in the ICU Abstract Include a concise abstract of the document. Abstracts should be about 100-200 words in length. Consult the APA...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Length of stay in pediatric intensive care unit

Nursing Essays

1.1 Scope of Review The following review of the past work done in the area of intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay is divided into two parts. The first part covers the studies done on the PICU le...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Using CHG Wipes among ICU Patients to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infection

Nursing Essays

Abstract Clinical Problem: Patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) that acquire healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are associated with increased length of stay in the hospital, rates...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Risk Factors For Neutropenic Fever Health And Social Care Essay

Nursing Essays

Cancer patients, who receive cytotoxic antineoplastic therapy sufficient to harmfully affect myelopoiesis and the developmental integrity of the gastrointestinal mucosa, are at high risk for invasive ...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020