Alcohol Withdrawal: Development of a Standing Order Set
- Effect of Evidence-Based Feeding Guidelines on Mortality of Critically III Adults. Doig, Gordon S.; Simpson, Fiona; Finfer, Simon; Delaney, Anthony; Davies, Andrew R.; Mitchell, Imogen; Dobb, Geoff // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;12/17/2008, Vol. 300 Issue 23, p2731
The article presents a cluster randomized controlled trial which examined whether evidence-based feeding guidelines improve feeding practices and reduce mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Browman's Clinical Practice Guideline Development Cycle was used by randomly chosen ICUs to...
- Alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens in the critically ill: a systematic review and commentary. Awissi, Don-Kelena; Lebrun, Genevieve; Coursin, Douglas; Riker, Richard; Skrobik, Yoanna // Intensive Care Medicine;Jan2013, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p16
Introduction: Alcohol withdrawal is common among intensive care unit (ICU) patients, but no current practice guidelines exist. We reviewed published manuscripts for prevalence, risk factors, screening tools, prophylactic and treatment strategies, and outcomes for alcohol withdrawal syndrome...
- The Liverpool Care Pathway in intensive care: an exploratory study of doctor and nurse perceptions. Walker, Ruth; Read, Sue // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Jun2010, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p267
The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) provides an evidence-based framework of care for the dying patient and provides guidance on comfort measures, discontinuation of inappropriate interventions, anticipatory prescribing, holistic care and care of the family after death. End-of-life care is becoming...
- Dexmedetomidine for the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Rationale and Current Status of Research. Muzyk, Andrew; Kerns, Suzanne; Brudney, Scott; Gagliardi, Jane // CNS Drugs;2013, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p913
Dexmedetomidine is currently used in the US in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, although data to support this practice are limited. Dexmedetomidine targets the noradrenergic system, an important but frequently overlooked secondary...
- Predictors of Severity of Alcohol Withdrawal in Hospitalized Patients. Ramos, Radhames; Mallet, Thierry; DiVittis, Anthony; Cohen, Ronny // Journal of Clinical Medicine Research;2013, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p376
Background: Alcohol withdrawal is a relatively common problem among chronic alcohol users, and its severity will determine the setting in which it will be more appropriate to take care of the patients. Those with mild symptoms will be managed in an outpatient setting, as opposed to those with...
- Milieu Enhancement Strategies for the ICU. Chlan, Linda L. // Critical Care Alert;Mar2013, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p89
The article focuses on the intensive care unit (ICU) milieu and suggests strategies and interventions to enhance ICU environment for patients and their families. It mentions that a balanced milieu is critical for ICU and that exposure to too much noise or light can affect recovery of patients....
- Ventilation with less infection: said and done! Manici, Matteo; Martella, Elena // SCENARIO: Official Italian Journal of ANIARTI;2013, Vol. 30 Issue 2Sup, p36
An abstract of the study "Ventilation With Less Infection: Said and Done!," by Matteo Manici and Elena Martella is presented.
- Research Results, Pathophysiologic Reasoning, and Clinical Experience: How Should Critical Care Practice be Guided? Pierson, David J. // Critical Care Alert;Aug2012, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p33
The article describes about the different kind of medical knowledge and its advantages and disadvantages used in critical care decision making and also explains the importance of explicitness.
- Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices: Integrating a Delirium Assessment Tool into Clinical Practice. Allard, Karine // Dynamics;Summer2014, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p42
No abstract available.