Hemodynamic Monitoring in High-Risk Obstetrics Patients, I
- Effects of price information on test ordering in an intensive care unit. Seguin, Philippe; Bleichner, Jean; Grolier, Jacques; Guillou, Yves; Malledant, Yannick // Intensive Care Medicine;Mar2002, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p332
Objective: To determine if daily information on the price of common laboratory tests and chest X-ray could significantly influence test ordering by physicians and decrease the costs. Design: A prospective observational and sequential study. Setting: A 21-bed surgical intensive care unit of a...
- Potentiating the problem of delirium? // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p13
Comments on the article 'Monitoring Delirium in Critically Ill Patients: Using the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit' in the April 2003 issue of 'Critical Care Nurse.' Options protocol in critical care; Considerations in the monitoring of patients with mechanical...
- Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring in Severe Brain Injury, I. Littlejohns, Linda R.; Bader, Mary Kay; March, Karen // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p17
Part I. Deals with nursing techniques in the management of traumatic brain injury in critical care settings in the U.S. Dynamics of brain injury related to oxygen; Historical perspectives on brain tissue oxygen monitoring; Measurement and safety of brain tissue oxygen monitoring.
- Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring in Severe Brain Injury, II. Bader, Mary Kay; Littlejohns, Linda R.; March, Karen // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p29
Part II. Discusses several considerations in the monitoring of brain tissue oxygen in severe brain injury. Effects of brain tissue oxygen monitoring on patients with severe traumatic brain injury; Integration of critical care teams in the maintenance of brain oxygenation among patients; Details...
- An Upstream Approach to Selecting Progressive Care Technology. Stahl, Mary A. // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p75
Deals with an approach in the selection of progressive care technology tools for the monitoring of patients in progressive care units (PCU). Considerations in the selection of PCU equipment; Evaluation of facility needs; Clinical selection criteria for the use of technology. INSETS: Examples...
- End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring. Saint John, Robert E. // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p83
Presents questions and answers on end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring. Measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide; Site for sampling or measuring end-tidal carbon dioxide concentration in an intubated patient; Clinical significance of end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring.
- Analysis of resource use and cost-generating factors in a German medical intensive care unit employing the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS-28). Graf, Jurgen; Graf, Carmen; Janssens, Uwe // Intensive Care Medicine;Mar2002, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p324
Objective: Evaluation of resource use and costs of a medical intensive care unit (ICU) utilising the simplified Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS-28). Design: Prospective observational study. Setting: Medical ICU of a tertiary care centre. Patients: Consecutive patients with an ICU...
- Potential Benefits of Bispectral Index Monitoring in Critical Care. Olson, DaiWai M.; Chioffi, Susan M.; Macy, Gary E.; Meek, LorieAnn G.; Cook, Helen A. // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p45
Presents a case study which discussed the potential benefits of bispectral index (BIS) monitoring technology in critical care. Assessment of the BIS monitoring device efficiency in the chemical sedation of patients; Considerations in the introduction of BIS monitoring techniques; Medical...
- Vital signs...This practice profile is based on NS555 Steen C (2010) Prevention of deterioration in acutely ill patients in hospital. Nursing Standard. 24, 49, 49-57. // Nursing Standard;12/15/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 15-17, p59
I work in a brain injury rehabilitation unit and, as with most inpatient areas, a patient's condition can deteriorate at any time. After reading this article, I was able to revise my knowledge of important physiological observations.