Pulmonary Care. Achieving Quality Patient-Ventilator Management: Advancing Evidence-Based Nursing Care

Chlan, Linda; Tracy, Mary F.; Grossbach, Irene
December 2011
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p46
Academic Journal
This article presents suggestions for nurses to gain skill, competence, and comfort in caring for critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support, with a specific focus on education strategies and building communication skills with these challenging nonverbal patients. Engaging in evidence-based practice projects at the unit level and participating in or leading research studies are key ways nurses can contribute to improving outcomes for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Suggestions are offered for evidence-based practice projects and possible research studies to improve outcomes and advance the science in an effort to achieve quality patient-ventilator management in intensive care units.


Related Articles

  • Editorial. Nickitas, Donna M. // MEDSURG Nursing;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p213 

    The author reflects on the role that medical-surgical nurses play in understanding patient engagement and in providing medical care that is safe and of high quality. She suggests that medical-surgical nurses are obligated to improve the quality and safety of their patients' care regardless of...

  • Focus on nursing and care quality.  // Independent Nurse;5/7/2012, p1 

    The article reports that a Nursing and Care Quality Forum (NCQF) was established to identify and spread best nursing practices. Former nurse and long-term patient advocate Sally Brearley was chosen to lead the forum, which will focus its efforts on four areas: promoting nurse leadership;...

  • Enhancing the Communication Satisfaction Between ICU Nurses and Intubated Patients. Jui-Hsia Ku; Shin-Ling Li; Wan-Ju Cheng; Jui-Chu Ma // Tzu Chi Nursing Journal;Aug2012, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p95 

    Most ICU patients are intubated with endotracheal tubes, and the intubation often leads to poor communication, as intubated patients are unable to express their needs with clarity. Poor communication often adds difficulty to nursing care and leaves both nurses and patients strained and...

  • A Response to the Transformation Of America's Health Care: Direct-Care Nurses Bring FLOWERSâ„¢ To the Bedside. Sprayberry, Lynn Dykema // MEDSURG Nursing;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p123 

    The article discusses the response to an article of Lynn Sprayberry in the periodical "MEDSURG Nursing" on the transformation of health care in the U.S. through fundamentals of care, leadership at the bedside ownership of outcomes, wisdom, ethics, relational competence, and skilled caring®...

  • Comunicación entre equipo de enfermería y pacientes con ventilación mecánica invasiva en una unidad de paciente crítico. Rojas, Noelia Pilar; Bustamante-Troncoso, Claudia Raquel; Dois-Castellón, Angelina // Aquichan;Jun2014, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p184 

    Communication, in this case, is based on the use of tools and involves reciprocal interaction between two parties. The use of mechanical ventilation in intensive care units generates patient-specific conditions that impede communication. A lack of communication between the nursing team and...

  • Collaborative project to co-ordinate care for patients with dementia.  // Nursing Management - UK;May2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p27 

    Health leaders from across Suffolk joined together in a collaborative action-learning project to identify ways of offering more productive and personalised care for patients with dementia and their carers. The project revealed a range of factors necessary for success, notably professional...

  • Critical evaluation of transforming care at the bedside application in a multi-model nursing practice: A reflective review. Osman, Abdi D.; Nolan, Barbara A. // Journal of Nursing Education & Practice;Aug2013, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p67 

    It will soon be a decade since Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiated by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) was introduced. This noble idea has had great successes and led to improvements in patient safety. Some institutions have successfully implemented and realized the...

  • Going it alone: the beginning of a nurse-led retrieval service. Herring, Sasha // Paediatric Nursing;Sep2010, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p22 

    Training for experienced paediatric intensive care nurses to work as retrieval nurse practitioners is being offered by the South Thames Retrieval Service. To date, nine such practitioners have been assessed as competent to practise independently and in their first three and a half years of...

  • GUEST EDITORIAL. The cutting edge of nursing research: strengthening evidence-based practice. Gillespie, Brigid // ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia;Summer2013, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p8 

    No abstract available.


Read the Article


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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics