Daily targeted rounds and real-time training helped Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia achieve a rate of zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections and sustain it for more than a year, according to a study published in Critical Care NurseRead more
A series of seven articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the challenges of safe, effective pain management in the ICU, including more Americans reporting daily chronic pain and the rapidly increasing prevalence of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder.Read more
A survey of critical care nurses in six UPMC hospitals found a strong association between nurses who were certified in critical care and their knowledge of and perceived value in specific evidence-based practices used to care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care.Read more
Nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for critically ill patients and their families can now register for the 2020 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Indianapolis, May 4-7. The conference offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and hospitals’ bottom line, with a comprehensive program that incorporates leading evidence-based education.Read more
Israeli and American scientists have discovered that administering probiotics in hospital intensive care units may lead to blood infections, and in some cases the adverse effects could outweigh the potential benefits.Read more
National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings.Read more
Six years ago the initial Three Wishes Project began at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, when hospital staff asked patients or their families how they might honour the life and dignity of those dying in the intensive care unit. Staff would then help families by implementing these wishes.
Now a study with three additional hospital intensive care unit sites in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles, California has proven the project is a success elsewhere.
Nurses are invited to apply for AACN research grants by Nov. 1, 2019, with total available funding of $160,000. Projects funded in 2019 address PICS, telemedicine, virtual reality for onboarding new nurses, and machine learning and pressure injuries.Read more
Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.Read more