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Icu Liberation Bundle: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Julie Anne Snyder Amoroso 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Icu Liberation Bundle: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Julie Anne Snyder Amoroso

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: Patients with increased ventilator days see dramatic increases in their chances of developing healthcare-related conditions (HAC). Extended ICU stays increase the potential for problematic issues in patients' physical, mental and spiritual health with short-and-long-term consequences.

PICOT: The PICOT question that guided this project was looking at adult ventilated patients in a medical ICU (P) and what is the effect of initiating interdisciplinary ABCDEF-ICU liberation bundle rounding as (I) compared to no ICU liberation bundle rounding (C) has on the length of ventilator days (O) over eight weeks (T).

Evidence: Evidence from quality studies and backing from the …


The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Telespirometry For Pulmonary Monitoring Of Cystic Fibrosis: A Systematic Review, Tessa Yap, Anne Jones 2022 James Cook University

The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Telespirometry For Pulmonary Monitoring Of Cystic Fibrosis: A Systematic Review, Tessa Yap, Anne Jones

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: Spirometry via telehealth (telespirometry) involves remote monitoring of lung function, which is useful to detect pulmonary changes and increase continuity of care for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Purpose: This systematic review aims to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of telespirometry assessments for paediatric and adult CF patients. Method: A comprehensive search of health-related databases (CINAHL, Emcare (Ovid), Medline (Ovid), PEDRo and Scopus) was conducted. For inclusion, patients had to be clinically diagnosed with CF and studies could be of any study design or level according to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) evidence hierarchy, had to …


Effectiveness Of Acbt On Chest Expansion In A Case Of Bronchiectasis: A Case Study, Riza Pahlawi, Aditya Denny Pratama, Mita Noviana, Anastasia Viastuti Iskandar 2022 Physiotherapy Department, Vocational Education Program, Universitas Indonesia

Effectiveness Of Acbt On Chest Expansion In A Case Of Bronchiectasis: A Case Study, Riza Pahlawi, Aditya Denny Pratama, Mita Noviana, Anastasia Viastuti Iskandar

Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy

Bronchiectasis is a major chronic disease characterized by infection, inflammation, and permanent dilation of the bronchial walls. Interaction of chronic infection, exacerbation, and inflammation resulting in lung injury. Patients with bronchiectasis have several clinical manifestations of primary bronchiectasis, which is the occurrence of recurrent, chronic infections. In patients with bronchiectasis, mechanical efficiency of breathing leads to decreased rib movement and increased abdominal movement leading to a paradoxical breathing pattern. Treatment goals include achieving symptom control, preventing or reducing exacerbations. Various alternative airway techniques have been used in the physiotherapeutic management of patients with bronchiectasis. Techniques are considered the way to …


Duchenne’S Muscular Dystrophy & Occupational Therapy, Vanessa Sagredo, Meagan C. Romero 2022 University of New Mexico

Duchenne’S Muscular Dystrophy & Occupational Therapy, Vanessa Sagredo, Meagan C. Romero

Client Educational Handouts

No abstract provided.


Quantifying The Effect Of Monitor Wear Time And Monitor Type On The Estimate Of Sedentary Time In People With Copd: Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Fiona Coll, Vinicius Cavalheri, Daniel F. Gucciardi, Sheldon Wulff, Kylie Hill 2022 Edith Cowan University

Quantifying The Effect Of Monitor Wear Time And Monitor Type On The Estimate Of Sedentary Time In People With Copd: Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Fiona Coll, Vinicius Cavalheri, Daniel F. Gucciardi, Sheldon Wulff, Kylie Hill

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

In studies that have reported device-based measures of sedentary time (ST) in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we explored if the monitor type and monitor wear time moderated the estimate of this measure. Five electronic databases were searched in January 2021. Studies were included if >70% of participants had stable COPD, and measures of ST (min/day) were collected using wearable technology. Meta-regression was used to examine the influence of moderators on ST, monitor type, and wear time. The studies identified were a total of 1153, and 36 had usable data for meta-analyses. The overall pooled estimate of ST …


Patient And Therapist Perceptions Of Respiratory Functioning Due To Spinal Cord Injury: Implications For Music Therapists, A'Marie Dotson 2022 University of Kentucky

Patient And Therapist Perceptions Of Respiratory Functioning Due To Spinal Cord Injury: Implications For Music Therapists, A'Marie Dotson

Theses and Dissertations--Music

Decreased respiratory functioning is a common symptom of spinal cord injury (SCI) and can impact individuals’ personal, professional, and social lives. In spite of this, researchers have not explored the use of music in the lives of individuals with SCIs or music’s role in their healthcare professionals’ treatment plans to improve respiratory functioning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand how decreased respiratory functioning affects individuals with SCIs and healthcare professionals through a multiple case study design. Participants were two individuals with SCIs and three healthcare professionals (physical therapist, recreational therapist, and music therapist) who worked with …


Pressure Injury As Insidious Comorbidity In Ventilator-Dependent Respiratory Failure (Vdrf) Secondary To Covid-19: A Case Report, Carlos Rodriguez, Karyn R. Doddy, Napatkamon Ayutyanont 2021 HCA Healthcare

Pressure Injury As Insidious Comorbidity In Ventilator-Dependent Respiratory Failure (Vdrf) Secondary To Covid-19: A Case Report, Carlos Rodriguez, Karyn R. Doddy, Napatkamon Ayutyanont

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research Objectives: To highlight opportunities to decrease adverse outcomes in the acute management of COVID-19 infection.

Design: Descriptive single-subject study

Setting: Inpatient/Acute rehabilitation

Participants: A 47-year-old female with Ventilator-Dependent Respiratory Failure (VDRF) secondary to COVID-19.

Interventions: In the ED, Patient was started on antibiotics (azithromycin, ceftriaxone), nebulizer treatments, intravenous fluids, and intramuscular corticosteroids (methylprednisolone).
On hospital admission, she was initiated on antiviral Remdesivir and received 1 unit of convalescent plasma. Self-proning was encouraged, yet Patient required progressive increase in oxygen (O2) supplementation. She was intubated from Hospital Day (HD) 4 to 7. Wound care assessments began on HD10; wounds to …


Assessing The Clinical Characteristics And Ventilator Parameters Of Covid-19 Mechanically Ventilated Patients At Lehigh Valley Health Network, Andrew Kelly, Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS 2021 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Assessing The Clinical Characteristics And Ventilator Parameters Of Covid-19 Mechanically Ventilated Patients At Lehigh Valley Health Network, Andrew Kelly, Kenneth Miller Med, Rrt-Nps

Research Scholars

No abstract provided.


Functional Outcomes Of Infants With Chiari Ii Malformation With Tracheostomy And Home Ventilator Dependence, Abbigayle Carlson 2021 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Functional Outcomes Of Infants With Chiari Ii Malformation With Tracheostomy And Home Ventilator Dependence, Abbigayle Carlson

Research Days

Background: Chiari II malformation is relatively common with an incidence of about 1 in 1000 live birth and is associated with reduced life expectancy. Characteristic features are beaked midbrain, downward displacement of the tonsils, and cerebellar vermis, and spinal myelomeningocele that can be associated with hydrocephalus needing ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt). Mortality is about 50-70% if not recognized early. Survivors have high morbidity and develop neurologic abnormalities and significant developmental delays. Long-term outcome is poorly understood.

Objective: Not much has been published that describes the outcome of infant with Chiari II malformation that received tracheostomy for long-term ventilator support. Our …


Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist: Summation Of The Safety Proofs And Benefits, Landry Carneal 2021 The University of Akron

Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist: Summation Of The Safety Proofs And Benefits, Landry Carneal

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a mode of ventilation that is triggered by neither flow nor pressure but by the electrical activity of the diaphragm (Stein & Firestone, 2018, p. 227). NAVA puts ventilatory control into the hands of the patient and is often used in neonates who are more challenging to ventilate. Medical practitioners, however, are skeptical to put this mode of ventilation into practice with fear that neonates are neither strong enough nor capable to manage their own respiratory efforts without hypoventilation or damage to the lungs (Lubarsky et al., 2020, p. 3). Research shows that despite …


The Successful Rehabilitation Of A Complicated Mva Patient: A Case Report, Mike Hansen, Eric Jonsvold, Stanley Poole, Mark Steinhauer 2020 HCA Healthcare

The Successful Rehabilitation Of A Complicated Mva Patient: A Case Report, Mike Hansen, Eric Jonsvold, Stanley Poole, Mark Steinhauer

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

No abstract provided.


Increasing Kangaroo Care In A New Small Baby Unit, Dianne Wilderson, Barb Haney, Ashley Mirabile, Beckie Palmer, Jenny Heltzer, Erin Keith-Chancy BSN,CCRN, Brooke Smith, Christian Anthony Schneider, Abdebayo Oshodi 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Increasing Kangaroo Care In A New Small Baby Unit, Dianne Wilderson, Barb Haney, Ashley Mirabile, Beckie Palmer, Jenny Heltzer, Erin Keith-Chancy Bsn,Ccrn, Brooke Smith, Christian Anthony Schneider, Abdebayo Oshodi

Posters

Project Aim: Increase the percent of eligible patients receiving kangaroo care from 19% to 30% by September 2019.

Results:

113 staff completed education

OT consults completed on all SBU patients

20 kangaroo wraps purchased

Kangaroo care rate in NICU increased from 19% (prior to SBU) to 36% (Post SBU opening).

Conclusion: Due to increased multidisciplinary awareness of importance of kangaroo care in the SBU more parents are completing kangaroo care.


The Decision Of Families And Hospice Nurses On Use Of Oxygen Therapy At End Of Life, Mary Gathoni, Janis Schiefelbein 2019 Pittsburg State University

The Decision Of Families And Hospice Nurses On Use Of Oxygen Therapy At End Of Life, Mary Gathoni, Janis Schiefelbein

Posters

Minimal research efforts have focused on why family members make the decision to use oxygen therapy for their loved one at end of life, and the thoughts of hospice nurses who recommend the use of oxygen. Many families and nurses believe the use of oxygen therapy in palliative care is a practice endorsed by the medical community. However, this is inconsistent with existing knowledge that oxygen use at end of life contributes to comfort and decreases breathlessness or dyspnea. Dyspnea, the sensation of breathlessness or inadequate breathing, is common for patients with end of life illnesses. Dyspnea occurs when an …


Quickcough: An Instrumentational Proximal Airway Clearance Technique (Act) For Select Patients With Neuromuscular Disease (Nmd), Sean X. Sullivan, Russell K. Catania, Madison K. Plaster, Sydney E. Kandray, Mariah Costa 2019 The University of Akron

Quickcough: An Instrumentational Proximal Airway Clearance Technique (Act) For Select Patients With Neuromuscular Disease (Nmd), Sean X. Sullivan, Russell K. Catania, Madison K. Plaster, Sydney E. Kandray, Mariah Costa

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD) requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation secondary to respiratory failure encounter increased difficulty in removing pulmonary secretions from the airways. To combat issues associated with current treatment modalities for insufficient cough efficacy (cost, poor mobility, discomfort, lack of evidence), we have developed an instrumentational proximal airway clearance technique (ACT) which augments a manual proximal ACT developed by a client with NMD. QuickCough is a 3D-printed PLA attachment to the tracheostomy apparatus which has demonstrated its ability to facilitate pressure changes necessary to increase patient’s peak cough flow (PCF) by providing a stronger exsufflation for the patient. …


Åstrand-Rhyming And Ymca: A Compare And Contrast Literature Review Of Two Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Tests, Sean Roberts 2019 The University of Akron

Åstrand-Rhyming And Ymca: A Compare And Contrast Literature Review Of Two Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Tests, Sean Roberts

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

In the world of exercise prescription there are two major protocols that are used to test an individual’s aerobic capacity at a submaximal intensity using a stationary bicycle. These protocols require participants to exercise at a constant work rate until a specified hear rate is reached. Data can then be analyzed to determine the participant’s aerobic capacity. The objective of this literature review is to look at these two tests – the Åstrand-Rhyming cycle ergometer test (ARCET) and the YMCA cycle ergometer test – and determine if one is better than the other for different populations and which one an …


Patients' Perceptions And Patient-Reported Outcomes In Progressive-Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases, Jeffrey J. Swigris, Kevin K. Brown, Rayid Abdulqawi, Ketan Buch, Daniel F. Dilling, Dirk Koschel, Krishna Thavarajah, Rade Tomic, Yoshikazu Inoue 2018 National Jewish Health

Patients' Perceptions And Patient-Reported Outcomes In Progressive-Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases, Jeffrey J. Swigris, Kevin K. Brown, Rayid Abdulqawi, Ketan Buch, Daniel F. Dilling, Dirk Koschel, Krishna Thavarajah, Rade Tomic, Yoshikazu Inoue

Internal Medicine Faculty Publications

The effects of interstitial lung disease (ILD) create a significant burden on patients, unsettling almost every domain of their lives, disrupting their physical and emotional well-being and impairing their quality of life (QoL). Because many ILDs are incurable, and there are limited reliably-effective, life-prolonging treatment options available, the focus of many therapeutic interventions has been on improving or maintaining how patients with ILD feel and function, and by extension, their QoL. Such patient-centred outcomes are best assessed by patients themselves through tools that capture their perceptions, which inherently incorporate their values and judgements. These patient-reported outcome measures (PROs) can be …


Respiratory Therapists As Physician Extenders: Perceptions Of Practitioners And Educators, Shane Keene, Kristen L. McHenry, Randy L. Byington, Mark Washam 2018 University of Cincinnati

Respiratory Therapists As Physician Extenders: Perceptions Of Practitioners And Educators, Shane Keene, Kristen L. Mchenry, Randy L. Byington, Mark Washam

Kristen L. McHenry

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of practicing respiratory therapists (RT) and respiratory care educators regarding the role of RTs serving as physician extenders. Methods: The survey instrument was an electronic questionnaire that consisted of 17 questions. Participation was voluntary and participants were selected through random and convenience sampling techniques. Results: Of 506 respondents, 234 were respiratory care educators. Overwhelmingly, the respondents held the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (92.7%). Respondents were about equally split among three education levels: 31.7% associate degree, 31.7% bachelor’s degree, and 27.3% master’s degree. Of the respondents 62.45% had considered pursing …


Using The Integrated Pulmonary Index To Predict Extubation Failure, Alicia Godfrey 2018 Providence St. Joseph Health

Using The Integrated Pulmonary Index To Predict Extubation Failure, Alicia Godfrey

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No abstract provided.


Influence Of Muscle Strength On Mobility In Critically Ill Adult Patients On Mechanical Ventilation, Audrey R. Roberson 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Influence Of Muscle Strength On Mobility In Critically Ill Adult Patients On Mechanical Ventilation, Audrey R. Roberson

Theses and Dissertations

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting are prone to develop muscle weakness and the causes are multi-factorial. Muscle strength in adult, critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation decreases with immobility. The influence of muscle strength on different muscle groups and its influence on progressive mobility in the adult, critically ill patient on mechanical ventilation has not been examined. Identifying muscle strength in this patient population can benefit overall muscle health and minimize muscle deconditioning through a progressive mobility plan. The objective of this dissertation was to describe muscle strength in different muscle groups and to describe the influence …


Strategies To Improve Interdisciplinary Communication In An Acute Care Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sarah Thompson, Haley Pelletier, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital-Inpatient, Maine Medical Center, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik 2017 Maine Medical Center

Strategies To Improve Interdisciplinary Communication In An Acute Care Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sarah Thompson, Haley Pelletier, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital-Inpatient, Maine Medical Center, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik

Maine Medical Center

Interdisciplinary patient rounding has been shown to improve patient and family satisfaction as well as reduce patient length of stay and readmission rates. In an acute care inpatient pediatric unit, baseline metrics demonstrated that 100% of the time, nursing was not included in these rounds thus resulting in sub optimal communication.

The goal of this performance improvement project was to attain increased nursing participation. Data collection demonstrated several reasons for lack of participation and corrective actions were instituted. After undertaking this KPI goal and utilizing operational excellence, 95% of the time, nurses were called to morning rounds with the medical …


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