RN-Driven, Evidence-Based Practice

Gardner, Caroline; Beese-Bjurstrom, Shawna
June 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p80
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted by the unit of 112 registered nurses of Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, where a bispectral imaging index (BIS) monitor was used to more effectively recover open-heart surgery patients and improve extubation time. With the BIS, the nurses were able to decrease postoperative use of the sedative propofol by 52%, and decreased extubation time from 12.5 hours to 5.5 hours after surgery.


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