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ICU Management

Volume 20 - Issue 2, 2020

2020 11 Aug

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The Night in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

T hey say that in the world of the intensive care unit (ICU), there is no night. It can be qualified as a lesser day, but not really as a night. The hustle and bustle may be slower, patient flow and activity may be less, conversations may be negligible, and the staff on duty may be limited, but patient care continues, alarms are in place, and the... Read more

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Nine Nurse-Recommended Design Strategies to Improve Alarm Management in the ICU: A Qualitative Study

2020 11 Aug

We asked intensive care nurses how they experience medical alarms in the critical care context and how they can help ideate strategies for better alarm management. Our study revealed that excessive medical alarms are one of the sources of discomfort at the workspace for critical care nurses and nurses’ wellbeing is fundamental in providing better... Read more

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Making Decisions During ICU Night Shifts: Challenges and Considerations

2020 11 Aug

We review the decision-making processes during night shifts focusing on the perspective of residents and fellows. We explore nighttime decisions about extubations, ICU discharge, withholding/withdrawing and night shift cross-coverage. T aking a night shift in the ICU can be challenging, particularly from a resident/fellow perspective.... Read more

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Night Service in the Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital

2020 11 Aug

This article draws attention to the extensive range of tasks and the stresses and strains during night duty in intensive care units. To this end, the range of activities of night duty nursing staff is presented using the example of the Hannover Medical School. Night Service - An Important Service in the Multiple-Shift System In... Read more

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Shadowing the Nightwatch: Nocturnal Activity in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

An article exploring the experience of an intensive care registrar overnight and the evidence supporting admissions, fatigue, judgement and morality in the circadian cycle. A t night, ICU feels like a fortress that has been put to bed for the night, and as a registrar, you have a role blended from sentinel, secretary, detective and... Read more

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Engaging the Night Shift Nurse With Activities & Educational Opportunities

2020 11 Aug

Providing different modalities and strategies helps engage the night shift and can enhance job satisfaction, workforce commitment, and recruitment and retention of nurses. C aring for critical care patients during the nightshift hours has many unique challenges. In order to provide high quality nursing care at the bedside, continuing... Read more