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Healthcare professionals' use of augmentative and alternative communication in an intensive care unit: A survey study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 457, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address:

Introduction: Successful communication between staff and patients plays a key role in the well-being of critically ill patients within an intensive care unit. The use of augmentative and alternative communication strategies could contribute to better pain management, medical outcomes and shorter hospital stays for patients in critical care units.

Objective: To describe healthcare professionals' use of augmentative and alternative communication strategies to communicate with critically ill patients regarding pain in an intensive care unit. Read More

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Characteristics, risk factors and outcomes of Clostridium difficile infections in Greek Intensive Care Units.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, "ATTIKON" University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Background: Clostridium difficile is one of the major causes of diarrhoea among critically ill patients and its prevalence increases exponentially in relation to the use of antibiotics and medical devices. We sought to investigate the incidence of C. difficile infection in Greek units, and identify potential risk factors related to C. Read More

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Meaningful experiences and end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: A qualitative study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive exploration of nurses' meaningful experiences of providing end-of-life care to patients and families in the intensive care unit (ICU). The objectives of this research were: (1) To explore what is meaningful practice for nurses regarding end-of-life care; (2) To describe how nurses create a good death in the intensive care unit and (3) To identify the challenges that nurses face that affect their meaningful experiences and ultimately the creation of a good death.

Research Design: This study utilised an interpretive phenomenological approach using Van Manen's (1997) method. Read More

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April 2019
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Coping with moral distress - The experiences of intensive care nurses: An interpretive descriptive study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

University of Ottawa, Canada.

Background: Over the last three decades, there has been a growing body of literature that has described moral distress as a prominent issue that negatively affects intensive care nurses. Yet, little focus has been given to how intensive care nurses cope and continue in their practice despite being exposed to moral distress.

Objective: To describe intensive care nurses' experiences of coping with moral distress. Read More

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April 2019
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Sleep deprivation determinants as perceived by intensive care unit patients: Findings from a systematic review, meta-summary and meta-synthesis.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Medical Sciences, Udine University, Italy. Electronic address:

Objectives: To summarise evidence on sleep deprivation and/or poor sleep determinants as experienced by intensive care unit patients.

Research Methodology/design: A systematic review of qualitative studies identified through PubMed, CINAHL and Scopus databases published in English up to 2018 was performed following PRISMA guidelines. The included studies were critically evaluated by using the Critical Appraisal Screening Programme tool. Read More

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March 2019
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Response from the Author Microbiological colonization of healthcare workers' mobile phones in a tertiary-level Italian intensive care unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Department, Foundation IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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Re: Microbiological colonization of healthcare workers' mobile phones in a tertiary-level Italian intensive care unit.

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S M J Mortazavi

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Medical Physics Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Diagnostic Imaging Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA. Electronic address: https://www.foxchase.org/sm-mortazavi.

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Effectiveness of nursing rounds in the Intensive Care Unit on workplace learning.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Gold Coast Health, 1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport, QLD 4215, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Parklands Drive, Parklands, QLD 4222, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: To evaluate the implementation of a regular Nursing Round as an educational strategy for workplace learning in an intensive care unit with a single room environment.

Research Design: A multiple methods design was used. Fifty-four Nursing Rounds were observed and nurses (n = 40) completed bespoke evaluative surveys. Read More

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March 2019
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Relationship of symptoms associated with ICU-survivorship: An integrative literature review.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, 1100 East Leigh Street, Box 980567, Richmond, VA 23298-0567, United States.

Background: The number of adults who survive a critical illness involving admission to an intensive care unit is increasing. These survivors have an increased risk of developing impairments in cognition, physical function and psychological health.

Objective: This integrative literature review examined the literature for studies exploring the relationships among two or more of the variables of interest, i. Read More

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Research Article Women's experience of maternity high-dependency care following a complicated birth: A cross-sectional study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: There is limited evidence around childbearing women's experience following a complicated birth requiring maternity high-dependency care. Our objective was to explore women's experience and wellbeing following a complicated birth within this context.

Research Methodology/design: A cross-sectional study captured women's experience through a postal survey four weeks post birth. Read More

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ICU nurses feel unprepared to care for patients with mental illness: A survey of nurses' attitudes, knowledge, and skills.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Continuing Education Development Unit, Peninsula Health, Victoria, Australia; Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; School of Nursing and Health Care Professions (Adjunct), Federation University, Australia.

Objectives: To examine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a cohort of Australian nurses towards caring for patients with mental illness in the intensive care unit.

Research Design: A questionnaire was developed and distributed via internal email to all nurses working in the study intensive care unit. Responses were anonymous. Read More

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To assess patients pain in intensive care: developing and testing the Swedish version of the Behavioural Pain Scale.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 27;52:28-34. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objectives: The Behavioural Pain Scale has previously been translated into Swedish and psychometrically tested. One of the domains- 'compliance with ventilation'- did not show equally as good psychometric proprieties as the other domains, which led to the question whether a development of that domain would be beneficial. This study aimed to develop the domain of 'breathing pattern' in the Swedish version of the Behavioural Pain Scale and then test the instrument for discriminant validity, inter-rater reliability and criterion validity. Read More

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'I cried too' - Allowing ICU nurses to grieve when patients die.

Authors:
Ruth Endacott

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 26;52:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University, Plymouth UK; School of Nursing & Midwifery, Monash University, Frankston, Australia. Electronic address:

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June 2019
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Intensive care nurses fail to translate knowledge and skills into practice - A mixed methods study on perceptions of oral care.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 13;52:62. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Faculty of Health, Science and Technology, Karlstad University, Sweden.

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June 2019
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Caring for non-sedated mechanically ventilated patients in ICU: A qualitative study comparing perspectives of expert and competent nurses.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 5;52:35-41. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Intensive Care Unit 4131, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: Sedation practice has evolved from deep to lighter or no sedation in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The care of conscious intubated patients constitutes a change in the nurse-patient interaction.

Objective: We aimed to compare the perspectives of expert and competent nurses regarding their interaction with non-sedated mechanically ventilated ICU patients. Read More

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June 2019
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Microbiological colonization of healthcare workers' mobile phones in a tertiary-level Italian intensive care unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 5;52:17-21. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Department, Foundation IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy; Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Milano, Italy. Electronic address:

Background: Careful hand hygiene of healthcare workers is recommended to reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients. Mobile phones are commonly used during work shifts and may act as vehicles of pathogens.

Objective: To assess the colonizsation rate of intensive care unit healthcare workers' mobile phones before and after work shifts. Read More

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June 2019
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Early mobilisation in intensive care during renal replacement therapy: A quality improvement project.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 11;52:22-27. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

University of Florida, United States.

Objective: To improve mobility for patients undergoing renal replacement therapy within intensive care.

Design: A quality improvement study utilising a step-wise mobility protocol within a before-and-after audit design.

Setting: Twenty-four bed Trauma/Surgical intensive care unit within a level one trauma and academic centre. Read More

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June 2019
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A mixed methods exploration of intensive care unit nurses' perception of handling oxygen therapy to critically ill patients.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 9;52:42-50. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Head and Orthopaedic Diseases and Clinical Nursing Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital, Mølleparkvej 8A, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark. Electronic address:

Objectives: Nurses handle supplementary oxygen to intensive care unit patients as part of their daily practise. To secure patients of optimal and safe care, knowledge of nurses' perception of this practise, including influencing factors for adjusting oxygenation levels is essential. This study aimed to explore intensive care nurses' perception of handling oxygenation and of factors that govern and influence this practise. Read More

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June 2019
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Barriers in achieving patient participation in the critical care unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 29;51:15-19. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, SE-351 95 äxjö, Sweden. Electronic address:

Objectives: Patient participation in healthcare is important for optimizing treatment outcomes and for ensuring satisfaction with care. Therefore, this study aims to identify barriers to patient participation in the critical care unit, as identified by critical care nurses.

Design And Settings: Qualitative data were collected in four focus group interviews with 17 nurses from two separate hospitals. Read More

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April 2019
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Promoting nighttime sleep in the intensive care unit: Alternative strategies in nursing.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 20;51:73-81. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

University of Pisa, Department of Surgical, Medical and Molecular Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, Italy.

Aim: To identify if complementary interventions impacted on conscious intensive care patients' perception of stress factors and quality of sleep.

Research Methodology: A non-controlled clinical study was undertaken on conscious patients in an intensive care unit in central Italy. Patients perception of stress factors and quality of sleep during the first night with usual medical and nursing treatments was measured using two questionnaires: the Stress Factors in Intensive Care Unit Questionnaire and the Modified Richards-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire. Read More

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April 2019
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Realising the seriousness - The experience of suffering a second myocardial infarction: A qualitative study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 20;51:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Health Science, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe people's experiences of suffering a second myocardial infarction.

Research Methodology: A descriptive qualitative design. Interviews were conducted with eight persons afflicted by two myocardial infarctions. Read More

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April 2019
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Nursing activity measurement for intensive care unit patients with specific conditions - An area of further investigation.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 20;51:83-84. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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April 2019
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Patient and/or family activated rapid response service: Patients' perceptions of deterioration and need for a service.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 19;51:20-26. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Critical Care Complex, Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand.

Background: Patient and/or family activated escalation may improve care to deteriorating patients. However, limited literature describes patients' and families' experience of deterioration and what barriers might restrict call activation.

Objective: This study explored patients' and families' experiences of acute ward deterioration, their perception of a need for a patient and/or family activated escalation service and barriers that may prevent them from using it. Read More

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April 2019
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Filling the gaps: A mixed-methods study exploring the use of patient diaries in the critical care unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 18;51:27-34. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Kings College Hospital, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Background: Survivors of critical illness often take time to recovery physically and psychologically from their critical care experience. There is tentative evidence suggesting that the use of a patient or family led diary with entries by nurses, doctors and allied health professionals may help the patient 'fill in the gaps' by making sense of a time they have forgotten. Many have confused or frightening memories and a diary can aid patients and their families in the recovery after critical illness. Read More

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April 2019
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Reprint of Recovery programme for ICU survivors has no effect on relatives' quality of life: Secondary analysis of the RAPIT-study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Feb 3;50:111-117. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Anesthesiology, Holbæk Hospital, Smedelundsgade 60, 4300 Holbæk and Nordsjællands Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Dyrehavevej 29, 3400 Hilleroed, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: Relatives of intensive care patients are at risk of developing symptoms of anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress resulting in reduced health-related quality of life. Recovery programmes for patients have been implemented, but their effect on relatives is uncertain.

Aim: To determine whether relatives benefit from a recovery programme intended for intensive care survivors. Read More

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February 2019
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Closing the theory-practice gap: A bridge too far?

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Sonia O Labeau

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 6;52:61-62. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine & Health Science, Ghent, Belgium; University College Ghent, Faculty of Education, Health and Social Work, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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June 2019
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Brief training increases nurses' comfort using tele-ultrasound: A feasibility study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 1;51:45-49. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 S. Paca St, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States; Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland Midtown Campus, 827 Linden Ave, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Nurses and other non-physician providers have demonstrated proficiency at obtaining images in the tele-ultrasound system. However, use of this skill requires comfort with the procedure and willingness to incorporate it into practice.

Objectives: To assess 1) level of comfort of non-physician providers performing tele-ultrasound before and after brief training and 2) feasibility of implementing an educational programme that improves level of comfort. Read More

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April 2019
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Cervical spine clearance in the adult obtunded blunt trauma patient: A systematic review.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 1;51:57-63. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Integrative Physiology and Critical Illness Group, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; Critical Care Research Group, Southampton NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Background: A missed cervical spinal injury could have devastating consequences. Patients with a suspected cervical spinal injury are kept in rigid collars for cervical immobilisation. Prolonged collar use has important clinical implications. Read More

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April 2019
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Patient decision-making regarding left ventricular assist devices : A multiple case study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 23;51:7-14. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

The Pless Center for Nursing Research, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, 433 First Avenue, #742, New York, NY 10010, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: To understand how patients make decisions regarding a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

Design: A qualitative multiple case study design was used to explore the context and influence of individuals regarding patients' decision-making processes through: 1) detailed, in-depth interviews of those mostly involved in the patient's decision and 2) pertinent data including observations, medical records, educational information and physical artifacts. Data clusters and patterns of co-occurring codes were examined using thematic analysis. Read More

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April 2019
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The burden of not-weighted factors in nursing workload: Can Nursing Activities Score be more suitable than TISS 28 and NEMS?

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 22;51:82-83. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Neurosurgical ICU, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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April 2019
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Promoting a nursing team's ability to notice intent to communicate in lightly sedated mechanically ventilated patients in an intensive care unit: An action research study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 19;51:64-72. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University Japan, Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0808, Japan.

Objectives: This study aimed to examine changes in the practice of nurses who received an intervention designed to increase their awareness of endotracheally intubated, lightly sedated mechanically ventilated patients' intent to communicate.

Research Methodology: Action research was applied. Specifically, three interventions promoting awareness of patients' intent to communicate were administered and pre- and post-intervention, observations of patient-nurse interactions, unstructured interviews with nurses and a patients' satisfaction survey were conducted. Read More

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April 2019
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Parents' and carers' experiences of transition and aftercare following a child's discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit to an in-patient ward setting: A qualitative systematic review.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 16;51:35-44. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; The University of Nottingham Centre of Evidence Based Health Care: A Collaborating Centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; Nottingham Children's Hospital and Neonatology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK; Children and Families Research, Centre for Innovative Research Across a Life Course, Coventry University, UK. Electronic address:

Objectives: To explore parents' experiences of transition and aftercare following their child's discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit to an in-patient ward.

Methods: A qualitative systematic review was conducted. Electronic databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Psych INFO, and ASSIA were searched for qualitative studies with no date limits imposed. Read More

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April 2019
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Application of a ventilator associated pneumonia prevention guideline and outcomes: A quasi-experimental study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Apr 23;51:50-56. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Centro Hospitalar S. João, E.P.E., Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal; Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal.

Objective: Ventilator associated pneumonia is the most frequent health-care-associated infection in Intensive Care Units, causing increased antibiotic consumption and resistance, length of stay, plus multiple health and economic costs. The aim of the study was to assess whether a customised guideline implementation would improve ventilator-associated pneumonia incidence and associated intensive care outcomes.

Design: This was a quasi-experimental, before-after study consisting of pre-intervention, intervention and post-intervention periods. Read More

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April 2019
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Family-centred care in the intensive care unit: More than just flexible visiting hours.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 02 19;50:1-2. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, Level 7 Clinical Services Block, Wellington Regional Hospital, Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Intensive care nurses fail to translate knowledge and skills into practice - A mixed-methods study on perceptions of oral care.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 5;52:51-60. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Health Science, Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology, Karlstad, Sweden.

Objectives: To identify intensive care nurses' perceptions of oral care according to Coker et al.'s (2013) conceptual framework and to contribute to the knowledge base of oral care in intensive care.

Design/methods: This was a concurrent embedded mixed-methods design, with more weight given to the quantitative part. Read More

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June 2019
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A multicase study of prolonged critical illness in the intensive care unit: Families' experiences.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Feb 5;50:21-27. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

School of Nursing, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Background: It is widely acknowledged a critical illness is a stressful life event for not only the patient but also their family members; when an illness becomes prolonged, the impact is profound. It is suggested that as medical technologies advance, the number of days patients stay in an intensive care unit will increase. Therefore, it is important nurses understand how families experience a prolonged critical illness of their family member in an intensive care unit. Read More

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February 2019
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Lived experiences of grief of Muslim nurses caring for patients who died in an intensive care unit: A phenomenological study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 5;52:9-16. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand. Electronic address:

Objective: To describe the meaning of the lived experiences of grief of Muslim nurses caring for patients who died in an intensive care unit.

Methodology: Gadamerian philosophy was used to underpin the hermeneutic phenomenological approach followed to analyse and interpret the lived experiences of nurses who cared for patients who died in intensive care units. Fourteen nurses met the inclusion criteria. Read More

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June 2019
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Exploring nurses' end-of-life care for dying patients in the ICU using focus group interviews.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Jun 5;52:3-8. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

College of Nursing, Korea University, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: The aim of this study is to illuminate how nurses working in an intensive care unit perceive their professional duties regarding end-of-life care based on their end-of-life care experience.

Design And Methods: A qualitative research design utilising focus-group interviews was employed. Two focus groups with twelve nurses were recruited, one consisting of nurses with less than five years of clinical experience in intensive care units and the other with more than five years of experience. Read More

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June 2019
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Re: Effectiveness of institutional policies, protocols and order sets on organ donation rates in the Intensive Care Unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 12 27;49:80. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada; School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

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December 2018
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Effectiveness of institutional policies, protocols and order sets on organ donation rates in the Intensive Care Unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 12 27;49:79-80. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of General Internal Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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The impact of family centred care interventions in a neonatal or paediatric intensive care unit on parents' satisfaction and length of stay: A systematic review.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Feb 22;50:63-70. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore the impact of family centred care interventions on parents' satisfaction and length of stay for patients admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit or a neonatal intensive care unit.

Methods: A systematic review was conducted. Searches have been done in Cinahl, Cochrane, Embase and PubMed from February 2016 till October 2017. Read More

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February 2019
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Ward visits- one essential step in intensive care follow-up. An interview study with critical care nurses' and ward nurses'.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 Dec 20;49:21-27. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe critical care nurses' and ward nurses' perceptions of the benefits and challenges with a nurse-led follow-up service for intensive care-survivors at general wards.

Background: Patients recently transferred from intensive care to the general ward are still vulnerable and require complex care. There are different models of intensive care follow-up services and some include ward visits after transfer from intensive care. Read More

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December 2018
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The impact of follow-up visits and diaries on patient outcome after discharge from intensive care: A descriptive and explorative study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 Dec 18;49:14-20. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 141 52 Stockholm, Sweden.

Objectives: To explore the possible effects of intensive care follow-up visits and diaries on patients physical and psychosocial problems at 2, 6, and 12 months after unit discharge as well as the patient' experiences of follow-up visits and diaries.

Methods: A descriptive and explorative cohort design. Patients (n = 441) with a length of ICU stay for ≥24 hours, who responded to the 3-set 4P questionnaire were included. Read More

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December 2018
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Parent's experiences of their child's withdrawal syndrome: a driver for reciprocal nurse-parent partnership in withdrawal assessment.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Feb 14;50:71-78. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Blackberry Hill, Bristol BS16 1DD, UK. Electronic address:

Withdrawal assessment in critically ill children is complicated by the reliance on non-specific behaviours and compounded when the child's typical behaviours are unknown. The existing approach to withdrawal assessment assumes that nurses elicit the parents' view of the child's behaviours.

Objective And Research Methodology: This qualitative study explored parents' perspectives of their child's withdrawal and preferences for involvement and participation in withdrawal assessment. Read More

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February 2019
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Response from Authors.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 10;48:93-94

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Beer-Jaacov 70300, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

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October 2018
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Carbon monoxide poisoning in a young, healthy patient: A case study of heart failure recovery after Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 10;48:92

Institute of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China. Electronic address:

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October 2018
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The needs of families of trauma intensive care patients: A mixed methods study.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Feb 5;50:11-20. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: To identify the needs of families of trauma patients in the Intensive Care Unit and to assess nurses' perceptions of those needs.

Methodology: A sequential mixed-methods study was utilised combining survey data and semi-structured interviews.

Setting: A tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2018.08.009DOI Listing
February 2019
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Embracing the new vulnerable self: A grounded theory approach on critical care survivors' post-intensive care syndrome.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 Dec 5;49:44-50. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Nursing, Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study explored critical care survivors' experience of post-intensive care syndrome.

Research Design And Setting: This qualitative study employed a classic grounded theory approach with 13 survivors after intensive care unit treatment.

Main Outcome Measures: Data were collected through one-to-one in-depth interviews. Read More

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December 2018
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The validity and reliability study of Turkish version of the fathers' support scale: Neonatal intensive care unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2019 Feb 1;50:125-130. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Faculty of Health Science, Pediatric Nursing Department, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey.

Background: Fathers whose infants are cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit have negative experiences and thus require support.

Aim: This study was carried out with the aim of performing a validity and reliability study of the Turkish version of the "Father's Support Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" (FSS: NICU).

Method: The study included 165 fathers whose infants were hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care units of a university hospital and a state hospital in the west of Turkey. Read More

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February 2019
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High rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in a Brazilian Intensive Care Unit.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 Dec 29;49:51-57. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Universidade federal do piauí, Bairro ininga, Teresina, PI CEP 64049-550, Brazil.

Objective: To evaluate the colonisation rate of Staphylococcus aureus in the oropharynx and the insertion site of central venous catheters in intensive care unit patients.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Setting: Brazilian intensive care unit. Read More

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December 2018
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