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The Effects Of Sleep Disturbances On Patients In The Intensive Care Setting, Bronwyn Schmidt 2021 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Sleep Disturbances On Patients In The Intensive Care Setting, Bronwyn Schmidt

Nursing | Senior Theses

The objective of this research proposal is to identify short-term and long-term health consequences due to sleep disturbances in patients admitted to intensive care units. When reviewing published literature regarding sleep loss in the intensive care unit (ICU), it was discovered that adult patients admitted to a variety of ICU settings both in the United States and abroad reported disruptions in sleep to be a common complaint and barrier to their recovery. This is due to noises made by bedside alarms such as IV pumps, lights in the unit, and interruptions made by medical staff members to provide time-sensitive care ...


The Impact Of A 12-Hour Shift Compared To An 8-Hour Shift On Nurse Health And Safety, Matthew Kramer, Andrea Howell, Kayla Kloes, Emmy Lam, Brittney Levy 2021 Kennesaw State University

The Impact Of A 12-Hour Shift Compared To An 8-Hour Shift On Nurse Health And Safety, Matthew Kramer, Andrea Howell, Kayla Kloes, Emmy Lam, Brittney Levy

Symposium of Student Scholars

Abstract

Background: An international healthcare concern is extensive shift length among registered nurses and the negative factors associated with nurse burnout. Cognitive impairment, medical errors, sleep deprivation, job dissatisfaction, and overall declined health and safety of nurses have been associated to long shift work hours among registered nurses globally. However, there is limited published evidence about the difference between 8-hour and 12-hour shift work.

Objective: This systematic review summarized evidence on the impact that 12-hour shifts compared to 8-hour shifts has on the health and safety of registered nurses.

Methods: PubMed, SCOPUS, EBSCOHost, NCBI, Google Scholar, and APHA’s Medical ...


The Use Of Physical Restraints In Prevention Of Self Extubation, Travis Tack, Craig Melton 2021 Murray State University

The Use Of Physical Restraints In Prevention Of Self Extubation, Travis Tack, Craig Melton

Scholars Week

Having been in clinical settings and hearing stories from nurses about the amount of harm and trouble that arises from patients who successfully commit a self-extubation makes one wonder, what else could have been done? Was it a staffing issue? Were the restraints secure? Should the medication order have been questioned and altered for that specific patient? Many things may rush through someone's head in an event such as this. This topic is more of an issue in today’s world. With an increased number of patients being placed on ventilators and intubated due to Covid-19, information such as ...


Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Ally Samuel, Anna Grace Terry 2021 Murray State University

Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Ally Samuel, Anna Grace Terry

Scholars Week

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia is a serious infection in the lungs that affects individuals who are being mechanically ventilated. These patients, who are already critically ill, have decreased defense mechanisms that allow pathogens such as bacteria to invade the sterile respiratory tract (Cooper, 2021). Many of the risk factors for the development of VAP may be preventable, and it is up to the ICU nurses, who care for these mechanically ventilated patients, to play a role in the implementation of certain guidelines and/or bundles that may help with the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia ( Aysegul et al., 2020). Although ventilator ...


Best Practices For Preventing Delirium In Critically-Ill Patients, Madi Williams, Hailey Trexler Price, Natalie Hosman 2021 Murray State University

Best Practices For Preventing Delirium In Critically-Ill Patients, Madi Williams, Hailey Trexler Price, Natalie Hosman

Scholars Week

Abstract:

Utilizing and integrating best evidence-based research to improve nursing care is a core responsibility of a nurse. Implementing best nursing practices leads to better patient outcomes and patient experiences. Through research, specific interventions that can reduce the incidence of delirium in critically ill patients were uncovered. Through utilization of theoretical framework, and multiple evidence-based research articles, a protocol was formed to initiate in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, KY. This protocol consists of a multi-component intervention plan to hopefully decrease incidence of ICU delirium.


Environmental Stressors Perceived By Patients In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit And Their Level Of Satisfaction With Nursing Care, Hacer Karaer, Esma Ozsaker 2021 Ministry of Health Kutahya University of Health Sciences Evliya Celebi Education and Research Hospital, Kutahya

Environmental Stressors Perceived By Patients In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit And Their Level Of Satisfaction With Nursing Care, Hacer Karaer, Esma Ozsaker

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine environmental stressors perceived by patients in the surgical intensive care unit and their level of satisfaction with nursing care.

Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used in this study.

Methods: This study was conducted between January 2019 and June 2019 with 120 patients who were hospitalised in the surgical intensive care unit. Data collection was via a patient information form, the Intensive Care Unit Environmental Stressor Scale (ICUESS) and the Experiences of Nursing Care Scale (ENCS) component of the Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales (NSNS).

Findings: The mean ICUESS score ...


A Research Framework For Evaluating Next Generation Sequencing In Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Ashley M. Wilde, Elena Swingler, Sarah E. Moore PharmD, Brian C. Bohn PharmD, Matthew Song PharmD, BCIDP, Ruth Carrico, Julio A. Ramirez 2021 Norton Healthcare

A Research Framework For Evaluating Next Generation Sequencing In Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Ashley M. Wilde, Elena Swingler, Sarah E. Moore Pharmd, Brian C. Bohn Pharmd, Matthew Song Pharmd, Bcidp, Ruth Carrico, Julio A. Ramirez

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

No abstract provided.


University Of Louisville International Travel Clinic: Pivoting During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Dawn Balcom, Subathra Marimuthu, Leslie A Wolf, Luanne Didelot, Sarah Tan, Daniel Hall, Ruth Carrico 2021 University of Louisville

University Of Louisville International Travel Clinic: Pivoting During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Dawn Balcom, Subathra Marimuthu, Leslie A Wolf, Luanne Didelot, Sarah Tan, Daniel Hall, Ruth Carrico

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

No abstract provided.


Pulmonary Inflammation And Injury Triggered By Spine Surgery In Recovered Covid-19 Patients Demand Consideration, Luciano Rodrigo Lopes, Silvana Kertzer Kasinski 2021 Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp)

Pulmonary Inflammation And Injury Triggered By Spine Surgery In Recovered Covid-19 Patients Demand Consideration, Luciano Rodrigo Lopes, Silvana Kertzer Kasinski

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

No abstract provided.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19): A Literature Review From A Nursing Perspective, Amir Emami Zeydi, Mohammad Javad Ghazanfari, Farzam Shaikhi Sanandaj, Reza Panahi, Hamed Mortazavi, Keyvan Karimifar, Samad Karkhah, Joseph Osuji 2021 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19): A Literature Review From A Nursing Perspective, Amir Emami Zeydi, Mohammad Javad Ghazanfari, Farzam Shaikhi Sanandaj, Reza Panahi, Hamed Mortazavi, Keyvan Karimifar, Samad Karkhah, Joseph Osuji

BioMedicine

Introduction: As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, nursing resources, and capacities play an essential role in disease management. This literature review focuses on the central issues related to the nursing care of patients affected by COVID-19.

Material and Methods: This literature review was conducted with an extensive search of databases, including PubMed, Web of Science (WOS), and Scopus, using the keywords "COVID19", "2019-nCoV disease", "2019 novel coronavirus infection", "Nurse", "Nursing Care", and "Nursing management." The span of the literature search was between December 01, 2020, and January 12, 2021. A total of 28 original and English-language articles were selected ...


Why Should People Use Face Masks In The Time Of Covid? The Jri Position, Jose Bordon, Alex Glynn, Forest W. Arnold 2021 University of Louisville, Division of Infectious Diseases

Why Should People Use Face Masks In The Time Of Covid? The Jri Position, Jose Bordon, Alex Glynn, Forest W. Arnold

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

No abstract provided.


Maximizing Mobility In The Icu, Stephen Kupiec 2021 University of San Francisco

Maximizing Mobility In The Icu, Stephen Kupiec

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: In a large tertiary medical center in Northern California, the patients in the 20-bed ICU achieved averaged maximum mobility (AMM) scores well below the regional target. These patients had longer lengths of stay in the ICU and spent more days on ventilators, as compared to patients in other ICUs in the region. Barriers to mobilization included patient diagnosis, sedation practices, staff burnout, insufficient staffing, a knowledge deficit around the safety and benefits of mobility, lack of standard workflows, and lack of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Context: A microsystem assessment focused on metrics-that-matter to determine the focus of this quality improvement project ...


The Impact Of Nurse-Led Initiative Interventions On Cauti, Dalveer Kaur 2021 University of San Francisco

The Impact Of Nurse-Led Initiative Interventions On Cauti, Dalveer Kaur

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) has reported U.S. hospitals having 0.2 to 4.8 per 1000 catheter-days for adult inpatient units. The insertion of a catheter and delay in removal have a significant impact on morbidity, mortality, length of stay, and reimbursement.

Context: Post-Acute Care Unit (PACU) is a microsystem that provides rehabilitation services for a patient with various post-surgical procedures. The staff of this unit was well aware of policies of catheterizations that led to prolonged use of urinary catheters and an increased rate of CAUTIs in the last quarter of this year. This project aims ...


Addressing Critical Care Nurse Burnout, Julie Suarez 2021 University of San Francisco

Addressing Critical Care Nurse Burnout, Julie Suarez

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Critical care nurses are at higher risk for developing burnout than nurses from other areas of clinical practice. If not addressed promptly, the problem of burnout can worsen, negatively affecting the healthcare provider, organization, and patient outcomes.

Context: Increased stress and burnout observed in the microsystem with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted consideration of ways to address the well-being of critical care nursing staff with targeted interventions that could be implemented quickly with readily available resources.

Interventions: The project aim was to reduce critical care nurse burnout scores through implementation of evidence-based strategies addressing participative management, camaraderie ...


Delirium, Angela Lee 2021 Otterbein University

Delirium, Angela Lee

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Delirium is a severe neurocognitive syndrome characterized by acute changes in consciousness and cognition (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Wilson et al., 2020). The syndrome is found to be prevalent within the adult intensive care population resulting from various triggers and stressors in the critical care setting (Wilson et al., 2020). On average, the prevalence of delirium is 23%, but the incidence significantly increases to 50-70% in mechanically ventilated patients (Wilson et al., 2020). As a result of the extension of cognitive deficits, if left untreated, delirium may lead to long-term impairments in cognitive disfunction (Wilson et al., 2020). Current studies ...


Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19), Matthew Baker 2021 Otterbein University

Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19), Matthew Baker

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) emerged in the fall of 2019 and impacted millions of people worldwide deeming it a global pandemic. The virus primarily impacts the respiratory system, but has shown to affect other organ systems such as the kidneys, heart, and brain. Respiratory failure leading to Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) associated with COVID-19 requires ventilatory support and possibly prone therapy to increase lung volumes and prevention of atelectasis. There are several treatment modalities for mild and severe cases of COVID-19 that range from antivirals to vaccine development. COVID-19 is a complex virus that can vary from mild to severe cases ...


Reduction Of Clabsi In Telemetry Patients Through Limiting Central Line Blood Draw, Caselyn Lok 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Reduction Of Clabsi In Telemetry Patients Through Limiting Central Line Blood Draw, Caselyn Lok

Student Scholarly Projects

CLABSI is known to be one of the many healthcare-associated infections that has led to an increase in health complications, length of hospital stays, and increased in healthcare cost. There is about 25000 bloodstream infection that occurs annually (Haddadin, Annamaraju, & Regunath, 2020). The PICOT question that guided this project was “How does limiting blood-draw from central venous catheter lines influence the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) post-implementation compared to rate of CLABSI pre-implementation after eight weeks?” CLABSI prevention bundles were already being used to guide healthcare providers in handling CVC access. There were 15 scholarly articles that supports ...


The Satisfaction Of Nursing Care Among Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Cross-Sectional Study, Sivakami S, Kanitha D 2021 College of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The Satisfaction Of Nursing Care Among Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Cross-Sectional Study, Sivakami S, Kanitha D

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing services are considered as one of the most important components of hospital services. Quality nursing care adds to the overall satisfaction of patient hospitalization experience. Patient satisfaction is one of the indicators in determining the quality of care in healthcare settings. Objectives: To assess the level of satisfaction on nursing care among traumatic brain injury patients and associate the level of satisfaction on nursing care with their sociodemographic variable. Method: A descriptive research design was adopted to study the satisfaction of nursing care among traumatic brain injury patients in a selected setting. A non-probability convenience sampling technique was used ...


Implementation Of The National Early Warning Score Tool In The Acute Care Setting, Amanda Reyes 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Implementation Of The National Early Warning Score Tool In The Acute Care Setting, Amanda Reyes

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: The organization arbitrarily called a rapid response or code blue call based on abnormal vital signs or intuition and needed a new process to identify early recognition of patient deterioration.

PICOT: For adult inpatients in an acute care setting in a large healthcare system (P), will implementation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across the organization (I) compared to data from the last fiscal year where NEWS was not used (C) decrease code blue calls (O) within 8-weeks (T)?

Evidence: Eleven high quality studies met the inclusion criteria and found that the NEWS is a validated track ...


Psychosocial Effects Of Providing Nursing Care To Patients From A Multi-Casualty, School-Associated Shooting Event, William Travis McCall 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Psychosocial Effects Of Providing Nursing Care To Patients From A Multi-Casualty, School-Associated Shooting Event, William Travis Mccall

Doctoral Dissertations

Secondary traumatic stress describes symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder but that result from witnessing or experiencing the trauma of another individual through a helping relationship. The associated symptoms include intrusions, avoidance, and hyperarousal. Secondary traumatic stress is also associated with the development of compassion fatigue and burnout. The current state of the science identifies that secondary traumatic stress may affect those nurses who provide care to critically ill or injured patients. Research has most commonly examined the prevalence of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout among nurses in emergency department settings. While attention is frequently given to the ...


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