RN-Driven, Evidence-Based Practice
- Strategies to Optimize Outcomes. Rosborough, Donna // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p24
The article discusses critical care nursing strategies to optimize outcomes in cardiac surgery involving elderly patients. Careful handling of the heart during all aspects of cardiac surgery is essential in elderly patients. Outcome measurements after cardiac surgery include length of stay,...
- Treatment of older patients with aortic valve stenosis. Madden, Sally; Hill, John // Nursing Standard;11/25/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p42
This article aims to increase knowledge and understanding of aortic valve stenosis to support the treatment options available for older patients in the acute setting. The article discusses a relatively new procedure, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, which is appropriate for selected...
- 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...
- An Evidence-Based Review on Guided Imagery Utilization in Adult Cardiac Surgery. Casida, Jesus (Jessie); Lemanski, Suzanne A. // Clinical Scholars Review;2010, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p22
This article illustrates a comprehensive review, synthesis, and critical appraisal of the research evidence surrounding guided imagery utilization in cardiac surgery. By adding guided imagery in the "usual care" of adult cardiac surgery patients, pre- and postoperative anxiety and pain, as well...
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Brown, Verlia; Janik, Barbara A.; Hodgson, Jeanne // RN;May75, Vol. 38 Issue 5, pICU14
Presents comments on articles related to intensive care unit (ICU) nursing. Orientation program for nurses who are to work in the ICU; Alternative activities of ICU nurses during slack days; Issue over the floating of staff nurses in the ICU.
- GUIDELINES FOR LASTING LEGACIES IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING. // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2002, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p12
Editorial. Discusses the elements of critical care nursing that are part of legacy to future generations of critical care nurses.
- The Interdisciplinary Team Across the Continuum of Care. Annis, Theresa D. // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2002, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p76
Presents a case study that demonstrates how the patient-focused implementation of teamwork by the critical care interdisciplinary team, under the leadership of the critical care clinical nurse specialist, contributed to the positive outcomes of a complex patient. Discussion on patient's...
- Consider the Career Options in Critical Care Nursing. Barden, Connie // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2003 Supplement, Vol. 23, p4
Deals with the critical care nursing profession as a career option for nurses. Complexity of the critical care nursing profession; Views on the significance of a critical care nurse; Benefits from being a critical care nurse.
- Supporting Lifelong Learning and Competency Development. Reu, Peggy; Maple, Kelly // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p136
Assesses the skill and competency requirements for critical care nurses in the U.S. Significance of nurse competency in critical care; Responsibilities of a critical care nurse; Approaches to enhance competency development for nurses.