In consultation with Consulting Editor, Dr. Cynthia Bautista, Guest Editor Christi Delemos has created an issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics that gives the readers an opportunity to discover critical care nursing practices from critical care nurses around the world. Authors will have the opportunity to share the contributions of critical care nurses to health care globally. Current challenges in managing critical care patients anywhere in the world are discussed; articles are specifically devoted to ICU Nursing Priorities in the United States; Caring for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Australian Nursing Perspectives; Use of Diaries in ICU Delirium Patients: German Nursing Perspectives; Caring for Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnnoid Hemorrhage: Nursing Perspectives from the UK; Critical Care Nursing in India; Nursing Priorities in Critical Care Nursing in the Philippines; The Glasgow Coma Scale: A European and Global Perspective on Enhancing Practice; and Care of the Patient with Acquired Brain Injury in Latin America and the Caribbean. Readers will come away with new perspectives of care for the critical care patient.
In this issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics, Guest Editor Justin Dilibero brings his considerable expertise to the topic of resuscitation. Top experts in the field cover key topics such as trauma, sepsis, burns, pediatrics, cardiac arrest, and more. Provides in-depth, clinical reviews on resuscitation for critical care nurses, providing actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field; Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create these timely topic-based reviews. Contains 12 relevant, practice-oriented topics including improving resuscitation outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury; targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest; family presence and support during resuscitation; the role of the tele-ICU; and more.
Along with Consulting Editor, Dr. Cynthia Bautista, Dr. Jenny Alderden has assembled an expert author list to contribute clinical reviews on best practices for improving outcomes in and prevention of pressure injuries. Articles are specifically devoted to the following topics: Risk Factors for Pressure Injury Development among Critical Care Patients; Best Practice in Pressure Injury Prevention among Critical Care Patients; Best Practices in Pressure Injury Treatment; Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in Critically Ill Children; Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries; Unstageable Pressure Injuries: Identification, Treatment, and Outcomes among Critical Care Patients; Deep Tissue Pressure Injuries: Identification, Treatment, and Outcomes among Critical Care Patients; The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Injury Prevention and Healing; and Heel Pressure Injuries in the Adult Critical Care Population; Pressure Injury Prevention Considerations for Older Adults. Readers will come away with best practices for improving pressure injury outcomes in critical care patients.
In consultaton with Consulting Editor, Dr. Cynthia Bautista, Dr. Bartos has put together a comprehensive and succint look at strategies to improve wellness for the critical care nurse. Expert authors have submitted clinical review articles on the following topics: Self-Assessments for Mental Wellness in Critical Care; Developing a Wellness Company for Critical Care Nurses; Self-Care Tips and Tricks for the Critical Care Nurse; Building Resilience in the Critical Care Nurse; The Impact of Rotating Shift Work on Self-Care Behaviors of the Critical Care Nurse; Mitigating the Stress of the Critical Care Nurse; Building a Program of Wellness for Critical Care Nurses; Evaluating the Secondary Stress of Critical Care Providers; Compassion Fatigue in the Intensive Care Unit; Creativity as a Means of Self-Care for Trauma ICU Nurses; and Supporting Self-Care Behaviors throughout the Critical Care Bereavement Process. Readers will come away with the information they need to improve self-care behaviors and mental wellness.
In this issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics, Guest Editor May M. Riley brings her considerable expertise to the topic of Infection Challenges in the Critical Care Unit. Top experts in the field cover key topics such as Implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Pulmonary Infections, Including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), and more. Provides in-depth, clinical reviews on Infection Challenges in the Critical Care Unit, providing actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field; Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create these timely topic-based reviews. Contains 8 relevant, practice-oriented topics including Epidemiology of Invasive Fungal Disease; Management of Sepsis; Multidrug-Resistant Candida Species and Candidiasis Infections; Infections in Geriatric Patients; Transmission and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms; and more.
In collaboration with Consulting Editor, Dr. Cynthia Bautista, Dr. Judy Davidson has put together a comprehensive issue on family and patient experience in the ICU. Expert authors have contributed clinical review articles on the following topics: Humanizing Intensive Care: From Theory to Practice; FiCare; Patient's Own Pets in the ICU; Sleep in the ICU; Implementation of a Patient and Family-Centered ICU Peer Support Program at a Veterans Affairs Hospital; Understanding the Experiences of Patients and Families in the ICU: More than Engagement; Implementing a Patient and Family Communication Bundle in the ICU; Integrating Primary Palliative Care into the ICU: The Critical Care Nurse Communicator Program; Bereavement Care in the Adult ICU: Directions for Practice; A review on the Use of Diaries; Supporting Families of Patients with Rare or Unusual Critical Illnesses; and Meeting the Special Needs of Families of CTICU patients. Readers will come away with the information they need to improve family and patients experiences in the ICU.
A cardiac dysrhythmia is a disturbance in the cardiac rhythm which can be normal (e.g., sinus arrhythmia) or instantly lethal (e.g., sustained ventricular tachycardia). This issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America will provide state of the art diagnostic and treatment information for cardiac dysrhythmias as well as addressing how to achieve the most accurate diagnostic approach to interpreting an electrocardiogram, which is omnipresent in critical care and of critical importance in diagnosing arrhythmias. Articles in this issue are devoted to: The Normal Cardiac Conduction System; The Normal Electrocardiogram: Resting 12-lead and Continuous Cardiac Rhythm Strips; Premature Beats; Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Including the Special Type Called Wolff-Parkinson-White; Atrial Fibrillation, The Most Common Type of Supraventricular Arrhythmia; Ventricular Tachycardia and Its Disorganized Counterpart, Ventricular Fibrillation; Brady-Dysrhythmias, When Heart Rate Slows Myocardial Ischemia & Infarction and their Relationship to Dysrhythmias; Pharmacologically Induced Dysrhythmias; and Implantable Cardiac Devices and their Role in Dysrhythmias Management.
Dr. Goldsworthy has created a state-of-the-art issue that emphasizes the nurse's role in mechanical ventilation. Pertinent clinical topics include the following: basics of mechanical ventilation for nurses; current modes for mechanical ventilation; best practices for managing pain, sedation, and delirium in the mechanically ventilated patient; mobilization of and optimal oxygenation for the mechanicaly ventilated patient; managing complications; and effective weaning strategies. Authors also address mechanical ventilation in both children and neonates. The current content in this issue will leave nurses with the clinical information they need to effectively manage mechanically ventilated patients.
Dr. O'Malley is a well-known nurse researcer in the area of Hemaotology, and she has assembled top experts to write about the most important hemtaologic issues in critical care. The issue has articles devoted to the following topics: Cord blood banking; Leukemia and Lymphomas; Sickle Cell; Anticoagulants; Aplastic anemia & MDS; Hereditary Hemochromatosis and Pernicious Anemia; Hemophilia; Blood book: cells, products, transfusion; Anemia; Multiple Myeloma; DIC; and The lived experience of anemia without a cause. Nurses will come away with the clinical information they need to improve patient outcomes in the critical care setting.
The Guest Editors have assembled expert authors to contribute current reviews devoted to critical care in pediatrics. The articles are devoted to Simulation and Impact on Code Sepsis; Cardiac Rapid Response Team/Modified Cardiac PEWS Development; Impact on Cardiopulmonary Arrest Events on Inpatient Cardiac Unit; Promoting Safety in Post-Tracheostomy Placement Patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Through Protocol; Innovation in Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers Prevention in Neonatal Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients; Utilizing an Interactive Patient Care System in an Acute Care Pediatric Hospital Setting to Improve Patient Outcomes; Advances in Pediatric Pulmonary Artery Hypertension; and Creating a Safety Program in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Assessing Pain in the Pediatric Intensive Care Patients to name a few. Readers will come away with information that is actionable in the pediatric ICU.