Introducing a Vital New Member to the Critical Care Team

Conti, Sandra; LaMartina, Mary; Petre, Christie; Vitthuhn, Kathleen
August 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p68
Academic Journal
The article discusses the important role played by the newly enlisted physical therapy assistant (PTA) for the ICU at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. As a member of the critical care team, the PTA works closely with the patient's nurse; they exchange thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns. It is noted that since enlisting the PTA, patient outcomes have been outstanding.


Related Articles

  • PREDICTION SCORES AND COMPLEXITY OF PHYSICAL THERAPY APPROACH IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT OF THE CLINICAL EMERGENCY HOSPITAL BUCHAREST. Popescu, G.; Al. Macovei, R.; Mădălina, Ilie; Constantinescu, G.; Elena-Luminiţa, Stănciulescu; Cristina, Pătru; Al. Păun, M.; Cristina, Grinţescu Ioana; Marina, Grinţescu Ioana // Therapeutics, Pharmacology & Clinical Toxicology;Jun2014, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p68 

    Evaluation scores of critically ill patients began to develop in the '70s, in an attempt to create a real model to allow the quantification of disease severity, outcomes, prognosis and mortality rate of hospitalized patients in ICU. Over time many such scores were developed, some of them have...

  • Pitfalls in the management of the trauma patient in the intensive. Angle, N.; Coimbra, R.; Hoyt, D.B. // Trauma;1999, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p301 

    The management of the critically injured patient in the intensive.

  • Evaluation of a noninvasive method for cardiac output measurement in critical care patients. Murias, Gast�n E.; Villagr�, Ana; Vatua, Sara; Fernandez, Maria del Mar; Solar, H�ctor; Ochagav�a, Ana; Fern�ndez, Rafael; Aguilar, Josefina L�pez; Romero, Pablo V.; Blanch, Lluis // Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2002, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p1470 

    Objective. Thermodilution (TD) is the gold standard to monitor cardiac output (CO) in critical care. However, there is concern about the safety of right-ventricular catheterization. The CO2 rebreathing technique allows noninvasive CO determination by means of the indirect Fick principle. Our...

  • Quality of data collected for severity of illness scores in the Dutch National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) registry. Arts, Daniëlle; de Keizer, Nicolette; Scheffer, Gert-Jan; de Jonge, Evert // Intensive Care Medicine;May2002, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p656 

    Objective. To analyse the quality of data used to measure severity of illness in the Dutch National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) registry, after implementation of quality improving procedures. Design. Data were re-abstracted from the paper records of patients or the Patient Data Management...

  • Glycemic control in the ICU: a multicenter survey. McMullin, Joseph; Brozek, Jan; Jaeschke, Roman; Hamielec, Cindy; Dhingra, Vinay; Rocker, Graeme; Freitag, Andreas; Gibson, James; Cook, Deborah // Intensive Care Medicine;May2004, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p798 

    Background: Intensive insulin therapy has recently been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality in the critically ill population in a large randomized clinical trial.Objective: To determine the beliefs and attitudes of ICU clinicians about glycemic...

  • Kritik Hastalık Polinöromiyopatisi: Bir Olgu Sunumu. Aydemir, Koray; Taşkaynatan, Mehmet Ali; Balaban, Birol; Duman, Iltekin; Kalyon, Tunç Alp // Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Turkiye ;mar2007, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p41 

    Sepsis, multi-organ failure and steroid use in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit may expose peripheral nerve and muscle dysfunctions named as critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP) and critical illness myopathy (CIM). CIP is an acute axonal sensory-motor polyneuropathy,...

  • IAH/ACS: The Rationale for Surveillance. Malbrain, Manu L. N. G.; De laet, Inneke E.; De Waele, Jan J. // World Journal of Surgery;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1110 

    Surveillance for intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) should be implemented in every intensive care unit (ICU), because it has been demonstrated that surveillance is effective. Several criteria that have led to the conclusion that IAH/ACS monitoring is of...

  • Iatrogenic cerebral air embolism: importance of an early hyperbaric oxygenation. Blanc, P.; Boussuges, A.; Henriette, K.; Sainty, J.; Deleflie, M. // Intensive Care Medicine;May2002, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p559 

    Objectives: To assess the relationship between the time period before hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (HBO) and clinical outcome in patients with iatrogenic cerebral air embolism. Design and setting: Retrospective study in a hyperbaric chamber and medical intensive care unit of a university...

  • The Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score (MODS) versus the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score in outcome prediction. Peres Bota, Daliana; Melot, Christian; Lopes Ferreira, Flavio; Nguyen Ba, Vinh; Vincent, Jean-Louis // Intensive Care Medicine;Nov2002, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p1619 

    Objective. To compare outcome prediction using the Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score (MODS) and the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), two of the systems most commonly used to evaluate organ dysfunction in the intensive care unit (ICU). Design. Prospective, observational study. Setting....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics