Critical Care Nurses' Role in Implementing the "ABCDE Bundle" Into Practice
- Extending the ABCDE Bundle to the Post-Intensive Care Unit Setting. Balas, Michele; Buckingham, Rose; Braley, Tami; Saldi, Sarah; Vasilevskis, Eduard E. // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Aug2013, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p39
A recently proposed interprofessional, evidence-based, multicomponent approach to mitigating the effects of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired delirium and weakness has the potential to radically transform the way care is delivered to older adults requiring sedation, mechanical ventilation, or...
- Achieving Zero Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections: 15 Months Success in a Community Based Medical Center. Harnage, Sophie A. // Journal of the Association for Vascular Access;Winter2007, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p218
Achieving Zero Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections: 15 Month Success In A Community Based Medical Center. Background and Purpose: Catheter related blood stream infection (CRBSI) is a major cause of patient morbidity, mortality, and cost. Lower CRBSI rates would decrease inpatient length of...
- Using evidence-based practice to address gaps in nursing knowledge. Tagney, Jenny; Haines, Caroline // British Journal of Nursing;4/23/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p484
Implementing evidence based-practice and research findings into nursing care has been identified as a challenge to nursing staff. This article identifies key barriers to the use of research in the international literature, however, there are limited suggestions as to how to improve this in the...
- Practice-based chronic condition care coordination: challenges and opportunities. Ehrlich, Carolyn; Kendall, Elizabeth; Muenchberger, Heidi // Australian Journal of Primary Health;Mar2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p72
This paper explores issues related to the types of support that practice nurses require to engage in care coordination for people with chronic conditions. A sample of practice nurses and general practitioners participated in a focus group discussion to identify their perspectives on the role of...
- Has the "expanded role" destroyed nursing? Bellersen, Rita // RN;Jun79, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p83
Criticizes the deterioration of nursing care roles of nurses. Shortcomings of nurses in the delivery of patient care; Complaints of hospital patients on the quality of nursing care; Virtues of an experienced nurse.
- Vendors, Materials Managers, and Critical-Care Nurses: Communication is the Key. Cantrell, Susan // Healthcare Purchasing News;May2004, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p34
Considers communication as an important component of a relationship among vendors, materials managers and critical-care nurses. Importance of communication between materials managers and nurses according to Linda Bell, RN, MSN, Clinical Practice Specialist at the American Association of...
- Severe sepsis bundles. Khan, Parvez; Divatia, J. V. // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Jan-Mar2010, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p8
Sepsis is a complex syndrome with its wide spectrum of severity, and is one of the most common causes of death in Critical Care Units. The Surviving Sepsis campaign launched in 2004, is aimed at improving diagnosis, management and survival of patients with sepsis. Care bundles are a group of...
- SOUND OFF! Fighting the currents toward professionalism. Keutzer, Bernice M. // RN;Oct88, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p21
Examines the role of nurses in health care. Comparison of professional nurses and technical nurses; Challenges to the profession; Suggestions to practicing nurses.
- Caring for the chronically critically ill. Greifzu, Sherry // RN;Jul2002, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p42
Analyzes the caring needs of chronically critically ill patients in the intensive care units. Implications for nursing practices; Requirements of chronically ill patients; Steps to ensure adequate nutrition; Role of exercise in chronically critically ill patients.