EB74: Discontinuation of Chest Tubes by the Bedside Nurse in a Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit
- Care and nursing management of a child with a chest drain. Crawford, Doreen // Nursing Children & Young People;Dec2011, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p27
Caring for and managing an infant or a child with a chest drain may cause the children's nurse some anxiety because, although the management is relatively simple, there is potential for disconnection of the equipment, re-accumulation of the pneumothorax and complications - such as pain and...
- EB77 Chest Tube Removal by Nurses. Claeys, Kristi; Hammel, Sarah; Wolf, Sherry // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2015, Vol. 35 Issue 2, pe37
An abstract of the article "Chest Tube Removal by Nurses" by Kristi Claeys, Sarah Hammel and Sherry Wolf is presented.
- Implementation of Early Exercise and Progressive Mobility: Steps to Success. Campbell, Melody R.; Fisher, Julie; Anderson, Lyndsey; Kreppel, Erin // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2015, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p82
The article discusses the authors' approach for the implementation of early mobility using an evidence-based performance improvement (EBPI) model for literature review, appraisal and synthesis. Topics covered include the inclusion of articles in the appraisal if content centered on early...
- EB90 Breaking Free From Restraints. Baxter, Kirstan; Johnson, Sharmila; Long, Lindsay // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2014, Vol. 34 Issue 2, pe22
An abstract of the article "Breaking Free From Restraints," by Kirstan Baxter, Sharmila Johnson and Lindsay Long is presented.
- The Importance of Tracheostomy Progression in the Intensive Care Unit. MORRIS, LINDA L.; McINTOSH, ERIK; WHITMER, ANDREA // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2014, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p40
A plan to progress a tracheostomy toward decannulation should be initiated unless the tracheostomy has been placed for irreversible conditions. In most cases, tracheostomy progression can begin once a patient is free from ventilator dependence. Progression often begins with cuff deflation, which...
- Ask the Experts. Setting Goals for Pain Management When Using a Behavioral Scale: Example With the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool. Arbour, Caroline; Gélinas, Céline // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p66
The article provides an answer to a question of how to set goals for pain management of nonverbal patients when using a behavioral scale such as the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT).
- RECOGNIZE THE TIPPING POINTS IN VITAL SIGNS: BEWARE THE TREACHEROUS TRIADS. Alspach, JoAnn Grif // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p10
The author focuses on orienting critical care nurses for assessment of critically ill patients and refers to two recent studies to help them sharpen their ability of recognizing clinically significant changes in vital signs. The studies found that, presence of 3 critically abnormal vital signs...
- Follow-up Survey 10 Years Later: Use of the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tools (BKATs) for Critical Care Nursing and Effects on Staff Nurses. Toth, Jean C. // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2006, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p49
The article reports on the results of a survey on the use of the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tools (BKAT) for critical care nursing and its effects on staff nurses. Critical care nurses show their support to the BKAT in various ways. There was an increase in the intended and actual use of the...
- Prevention of Aspiration. // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2012, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p71
The article highlights the increased risk for aspirating oropharyngeal secretions and regurgitated gastric contents in critically ill patients. A list of practices to prevent aspiration including use of sedatives as sparingly as feasible, elevating head-of-bed at an angle of 30Â° to 45Â°...