I Am a Critical Care Nurse
- ETHICS IN ACTION. Haddad, Amy // RN;Sep2000, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p25
Discusses options open to nurses when confronted with decision-making at the end of life. Different views on limiting treatment; Treatment options versus goals; Ethical issues.
- ABSTRACTS: POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Greek intensive care unit nurses' clinical decision making: documentation and classification. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p75
An abstract of the article "Greek intensive care unit nurses' clinical decision making: documentation and classification," by Karra Vassiliki and colleagues is presented.
- The constitutional and legal provisions in Indian law for limiting life support. Balakrishnan, S.; Mani, R. K. // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Apr-Jun2005, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p108
This article focuses on constitutional and legal provisions that can be used by physicians to defend themselves from civil or criminal liability when called upon to make decisions to limit life-supporting therapies. A physician caring for a critical illness may believe that there are compelling...
- Decision making in interhospital transport of critically ill patients: national questionnaire survey among critical care physicians. Lieshout, Erik Jan van; de Vos, Rien; Binnekade, Jan M.; de Haan, Rob; Schultz, Marcus J.; Vroom, Margreeth B. // Intensive Care Medicine;Jul2008, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p1269
This study assessed the relative importance of clinical and transport-related factors in physicians' decision-making regarding the interhospital transport of critically ill patients. The medical heads of all 95 ICUs in The Netherlands were surveyed with a questionnaire using 16 case vignettes to...
- The survival of patients with not-for-resuscitation orders. Li, J.Y.Z.; Yong, T.Y.; Hakendorf, P.; Ben-Tovim, D.; Thompson, C.H. // QJM: An International Journal of Medicine;Oct2013, Vol. 106 Issue 10, p903
Background: Studies have shown higher in-hospital mortality rates in patients with not-for-resuscitation (NFR) decisions. Long-term survival of these patients after their discharge from acute care is largely unknown as is communication of such decisions to primary care givers through letters or...
- Do nurses reason 'adaptively' in time limited situations: the findings of a descriptive regression analysis. Huiqin Yang; Thompson, Carl; Bland, Martin // BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making;2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1
Background Time pressure is common in acute healthcare and significantly influences clinical judgement and decision making. Despite nurses' judgements being studied since the 1960s, the empirical picture of how time pressure impacts on nurses' judgement strategies and outcomes remain...
- LEARNING, DECISIONS AND TRANSFORMATION IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE. Hough, M Catherine // Nursing Ethics;May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p322
Critical care nurses are key providers in a high acuity environment. This qualitative research study explored ethical decision making in a critical care practice setting. Fifteen critical care nurses with varying experience and education levels were purposively sampled to assure the...
- Long shifts lead to regrets over critical care decisions. // Nursing Standard;1/15/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 20, p10
Critical care nurses working 12-hour shifts are more likely to regret clinical decisions than those who do shorter shifts, according to research.
- Ask the Experts. Nasogastric Versus Feeding Tubes in Critically Ill Patients. McGinnis, Carol M.; Worthington, Pat; Lord, Linda M. // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p80
The article provides an answer to a question of the proper time to change nasogastric tubes to feeding tubes.