Fostering Moral Agency in New Intensive Care Unit Nurses
- The Tachikawa cohort of motor vehicle accident study investigating psychological distress: design, methods and cohort profiles. Matsuoka, Yutaka; Nishi, Daisuke; Nakajima, Satomi; Yonemoto, Naohiro; Hashimoto, Kenji; Noguchi, Hiroko; Homma, Masato; Otomo, Yasuhiro; Kim, Yoshiharu // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Apr2009, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p333
The Tachikawa cohort of motor vehicle accident (TCOM) Study has been carried out in Tokyo since 2004. This study examined the association of medical and psychosocial variables evaluated shortly after admission to the acute critical care center with long-term psychiatric morbidity risk in...
- Applicazione di protesi auricolari antirumore in pazienti sottoposti a ventilazione con casco NIV: effetti sul sonno in terapia intensiva. Poletti, Nicola // SCENARIO: Official Italian Journal of ANIARTI;Mar2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p4
The ICU environment is not favourable for a satisfactory recover of sleep, demonstrated by fragmentation and disorganization of the sleep-wake rhythm. Multifactorial reasons contribute to these abnormalities, also related to the patient, environmental factors, emotional distress, delirium,...
- Attitudes towards ethical problems in critical care medicine: the Chinese perspective. Li Weng; Joynt, Gavin; Anna Lee; Bin Du; Leung, Patricia; Jinming Peng; Gomersall, Charles; Xiaoyun Hu; Hui Yap // Intensive Care Medicine;Apr2011, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p655
Introduction: Critical care doctors are frequently faced with clinical problems that have important ethical and moral dimensions. While Western attitudes and practice are well documented, little is known of the attitudes or practice of Chinese critical care doctors. Methods: An anonymous,...
- Making Decisions about ICU Care When There is No Next of Kin. Pierson, David J. // Critical Care Alert;Feb2007, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p81
This hypothetical scenario is well-known to critical care clinicians, especially those who work in urban public hospitals. How often similar situations occur, and how physicians managing such patients approach the limitation of life-sustaining treatment in such instances in the absence of...
- How Effective is Communication in the ICU with the Use of Medical Interpreters? Kleinpell, Ruth M. // Critical Care Alert;Jul2008, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p25
This study examined the accuracy of translations provided by medical interpreters during intensive care unit (ICU) family conferences and found that a significant proportion of medical interpretation resulted in additions, omissions, substitutions and editorializations, some of which had...
- CME/CNE Questions. // Critical Care Alert;May2009, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p16
A quiz concerning critical care medicine is presented.
- Can We Decrease ICU Labs and Chest X-Rays? Luks, Andrew M. // Critical Care Alert;Jul2009, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p26
The article focuses on a comparative study demonstrating implementation of a protocol for ordering laboratory tests and chest radiographs in a single intensive care unit which was associated with a significant cost savings compared to the pre-protocol period.
- Wireless Clinical Alerts and Patient Outcomes in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Major, Kevin; Shabot, M. Michael; Cunneen, Scott // American Surgeon;Dec2002, Vol. 68 Issue 12, p1057
Errors in medicine have gained public interest since the Institute of Medicine published its 1999 report on this subject. Although errors of commission are frequently cited, errors of omission can be equally serious. A computerized surgical intensive care unit (SICU) information system when...
- Trauma and critical care: Introduction, recent advances and 'ownership' in the critical care unit. McRitchie, Donna I. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Feb99, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p17
Examines advancements in the field of trauma and critical care medicine. Advancements in the ventilation of patients in the intensive care unit; Technological developments affecting the use of catheters; Issue of ownership in the intensive care unit.