End-of-Life Care in the Critical Care Unit for Patients With Heart Failure
- Perceptions about EOL issues in patients hospitalized with advanced HF. Caldwell, P.H.; Ross, H.; Rocker, G.; Dodek, P.; Heyland, D. // European Journal of Heart Failure. Supplements;Jun2008, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p154
An abstract of the article "Perceptions about EOL issues in patients hospitalized with advanced HF," by P.H. Caldwell and colleagues is presented.
- What people want at the end of life. Kuhl, David; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Hébert, Paul C. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1707
The authors reflect on the significance of improving the medical care of patients with terminal illness. They stress the importance of end-of-life discussions between the patient, the family of the terminally ill, and the physician to avoid iatrogenic suffering caused by poor communication. They...
- High Furosemide Dosage May Harm Kidneys in HF Patients. KUZNAR, WAYNE // Renal & Urology News;Jan2014, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p13
The article focuses on a research conducted in the U.S. which reveals the harmful effect of high dosage of furosemide on kidneys in patients with stable class II/III systolic heart failure and impaired renal function.
- EVALUATION OF HYPONATREMIA IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS ADMITTED IN CRITICAL CARE UNIT: SINGLE CENTRE EXPERIENCE. Rawal, J. R.; Joshi, H. S.; Jain, S. R.; Roy, B. H.; Ainchwar, R. V.; Shah, S. R.; Gandhi, G. D.; Chaudhri, S. D. // Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences;Jul2013, Vol. 15B Issue 21, p20
Background & Objectives : Hyponatremia is a very common electrolyte disturbance in hospitalized patients of heart failure. Clinical profile of such patients with hyponatremia and common co-morbidities are subjects of current study where we made an attempt to evaluate severity, symptoms and in...
- Life Review in Critical Care: Possibilities at the End of Life. Jenko, Mimi; Gonzalez, Leah; Alley, Paul // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p17
The article discusses the significance of life review in critical care. It notes that life review could be used to provide emotional and spiritual support to dying critical care patients as well as their families. The therapeutic use of life review provides nurses with a framework for clinical...
- A Comparative Study of Life-Closing Spirituality in Home Hospice Patients. Dobratz, Marjorie C. // Research & Theory for Nursing Practice;Fall2005, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p243
The article discusses the results of a comparative study of life-closing spirituality in home hospice patients. The study compares two groups of home hospice patients on psychological well-being and adaptation, social support, physical function, pain and demographic variables. The study showed...
- SESSION 2: END-OF-LIFE CARE: The views of ICU nurses on end-of-life care in public sector ICUs. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p36
An abstract of the article "The views of ICU nurses on end-of-life care in public sector ICUs," by Shelley Schmollgruber and Gayle Langley is presented.
- What changes have been made to the curriculum of pediatric advanced life support (PALS)? Zahn, Karen; Dunn, Joseph // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2003, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p70
Describes changes in curriculum of pediatric advanced life support (PALS) training mandated by the American Heart Association's Subcommittee on Pediatric Resuscitation. Details of changes in age specific guidelines for medications and treatment; Delineation of changes in guidelines for...
- End-of-life costs on the rise for patients with HF in US and Canada. // Cardiology Today;Nov2010, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p23
This article discusses two studies published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine" which examined the use of health care resources at the end of life and the associated costs in patients with heart failure.