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2018 14 Apr

Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury

2018 16 Mar

More than half of ICU patients in a new study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium was most common, while longer periods of hypoxic delirium and unclassified delirium were associated with worse cognitive function at follow-up one year after hospital discharge. You might also like : Sedative prevents... Read more

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Sedative prevents delirium in ICU patients

2018 06 Mar

Results of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial showed that a low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients. In this study of 100 ICU patients, half of them were randomly assigned to receive intravenous dexmedetomidine; the other half were given the placebo.   The trial published online in... Read more

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Study: ICU delirium a distinct indicator of acute brain injury

2018 27 Feb

More than half of ICU patients in a newly published study experienced delirium for long periods during their stay. Sedative-associated delirium was most common, while longer periods of hypoxic delirium and unclassified delirium were associated with worse cognitive function at follow-up one year after hospital discharge. The researchers write that... Read more

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ARDS, delirium and antipsychotic use reviewed

2018 21 Feb

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often requires prolonged and complicated hospital courses putting patients at risk for intensive care unit (ICU) delirium. Antipsychotics are prescribed to decrease the severity and duration of ICU delirium; however, these drugs are associated with many adverse effects including respiratory failure. "Given... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Study: Delirium High After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

2016 11 Jul

A retrospective study of a small group of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest found a high prevalence of delirium. The researchers reviewed the medical charts of patients treated in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center , Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Of 107 patients who survived... Read more

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Critical Care in Denmark

2016 11 Mar

Interview with Professor Ingrid Egerod Prof. Ingrid Egerod, RN, MSN, PhD is an active critical care researcher who has focused on the wellbeing and recovery of intensive care patients during admission and recovery. Her particular areas of interest are sedation, mechanical ventilator weaning, patient experiences, family care, ICU diaries, ICU follow-up... Read more

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Earplugs Are Effective in Reducing Risk of Delirium

2016 25 Jan

A systematic review of the use of earplugs to reduce delirium in intensive care patients has found that they significantly reduce the risk of delirium. The review, by Edward Litton, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St John of God Hospital Subiaco , Australia and colleagues is published in Critical Care Medicine . The review analysed data from... Read more