A Vision for the Future
- THE ICU/CCU EXCHANGE. Phillips, Lois; Gerideau, Jacqueline; Shoptaw, Sue; Ziegel, Janice // RN;May75, Vol. 38 Issue 5, pICU11
Offers information on the approach of hospitals in the U.S. in encouraging nurses to remain a part of the intensive care unit or coronary care unit for longer than one year.
- CCN Fast Facts: Outcomes in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit by Implementing Daily Goal Tools. Siegele, Peggy // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p70
The article discusses how a surgical intensive care unit can enhance patient outcomes by implementing daily goals. According to the author, using Daily Goals Tools (DGT) can result in simplified complex tasks, improved teamwork, and shared decision making. DGT provides for a daily review of...
- Developing leadership skills in critical care nurses: A case scenario -- Part two. Pereira, Asha; Williams, Susan; MacConnell, Grace // Dynamics;Winter2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p15
During a recent CACCN board meeting, directors were challenged with developing an approach to a difficult case scenario. In a situation in which a group of nurses have angered some of the other nurses who work in the same unit, the directors were asked to identify core problems and suggest...
- Assessment and Training of Teamwork and Leadership for Critical Care Nurses: A Pilot Study. Hyun Jin Kim; Sang Mo Je; Hyun Soo Chung; Sung Phil Chung; Hahn Shick Lee // Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine;2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p75
Background: Teamwork and leadership training have been shown to improve subsequent resuscitation performance in a variety of clinical situations. Critical care nurses, in addition to those who may be part of resuscitation team leaders and members, have also the need for such training. This study...
- READERS REQUEST THEIR OWN CRITICAL CARE NURSE. Alspach, Grif // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p12
The article presents the results of a survey on what characteristics should a critical care nurse have. A total of 29 respondents answered the survey, all were critical care nurses. Top attributes that critical care nurses should have include caring, patient advocacy and compassionate. Others...
- The neonatal surgical intensive care unit: a Bifocal Clinical Practice Model approach. Ramacciati, Nicola; Addey, Beniamino // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p91
The critically ill newborn patient in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides a difficult and emotionally tough challenge for nurses. The complexity involved makes a multidisciplinary, multi-professional and multi-dimensional approach crucial. This is due to the fact that the 'person'...
- EB70 Using a TEAMwork Board to Engage Frontline Staff in Problem Solving. Gallegos, Cara; Ineck, Darcie; Smith, Lauren; Percy, Jim; Reno, Mike // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2014, Vol. 34 Issue 2, pe12
An abstract of the article "Using a TEAMwork Board to Engage Frontline Staff in Problem Solving" by Cara Gallegos, Darcie Ineck, Lauren Smith, Jim Percy and Mike Reno is presented.
- Partnering with Pulmonologists. Lee, Chris // AARC Times;Jul2011, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p66
The article reports on the efforts of medical personnel, National Jewish Health pulmonologists and doctor Kenneth Lyn-Kew in providing top-quality pulmonary care for patients at the Colorado Acute Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Brown, Verlia; Janik, Barbara A.; Hodgson, Jeanne // RN;May75, Vol. 38 Issue 5, pICU14
Presents comments on articles related to intensive care unit (ICU) nursing. Orientation program for nurses who are to work in the ICU; Alternative activities of ICU nurses during slack days; Issue over the floating of staff nurses in the ICU.