A Special Thank-you
- Responsiveness of the frontal EMG for monitoring the sedation state of critically ill patients. Walsh, T. S.; Lapinlampi, T. P.; Ramsay, P.; Särkelä, M. O. K.; Uutela, K.; Viertiö-Oja, H. E. // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;Nov2011, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p710
Background Excessive sedation is associated with adverse patient outcomes during critical illness, and a validated monitoring technology could improve care. We developed a novel method, the responsiveness index (RI) of the frontal EMG. We compared RI data with Ramsay clinical sedation...
- Nursing Considerations for Children Undergoing Delayed Sternal Closure After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease. Pye, Sherry; McDonnell, Michelle // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p50
The article outlines nursing considerations for children with congenital heart disease undergoing an open sternotomy through using a systems approach for critical care nurses. It discusses the pathophysiology for the surgical technique of open sternotomy and delayed sternal closure (DSC) in...
- Advanced care nurse practitioners can safely provide sole resident cover for level three patients: impact on outcomes, cost and work patterns in a cardiac surgery programme. Skinner, Henry; Skoyles, Julian; Redfearn, Sue; Jutley, Raj; Mitchell, Ian; Richens, David // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jan2013, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p19
OBJECTIVES There are significant pressures on resident medical rotas on intensive care. We have evaluated the safety and feasibility of nurse practitioners (NPs) delivering first-line care on an intensive care unit with all doctors becoming non-resident. Previously, resident doctors on a 1:8...
- Beliefs and attitudes of intensive care nurses toward visits and open visiting policy. Berti, Dana; Ferdinande, Patrick; Moons, Philip // Intensive Care Medicine;Jun2007, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1060
To describe the beliefs and attitudes of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses toward visiting, visiting hours, and open visiting policies in critical care settings. A descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter survey. Seventeen hospitals in Flanders (Dutch-speaking Belgium), including 30 ICUs....
- Heart transplant. Maiklem, Andrew; Nicol, Ed // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;1/1/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7787, p48
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of undergoing heart transplant after a minor heart attack.
- Close to the heart. Silverstein, Amy // Self;Nov2007, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p101
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of receiving a heart from a 13-year-old donor and getting married after the operation.
- CE Test. // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p32
A quiz concerning the nursing management of cardiac surgery in elderly patients is presented.
- Inside the ICU: A Nursing Perspective. Bell, Linda // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p98
The article reviews the book "Inside the ICU: A Nursing Perspective," by Melody M. Stenrose.
- In Our Unit. "I'm Here to Support You in Whatever Way Is Meaningful". Pelletier, Debra; Schmidt, Karen // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p83
The article discusses the role of chaplain as a member of a health care team in facilitating a treatment environment. It says that the chaplain has been helpful in assisting the families of some of the most critical patients, specifically when they are dealing with end-of-life care. It says that...