ICU Journal of Nursing

Knowing Sepsis

Knowing Sepsis

Tags: death end of life ICU sepsis

Sepsis is a major challenge in the hospitals, one of the leading causes of death, It must be diagnosed early so immediate treatment can be instituted.

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Scope of Advanced Practice for Nurses in the United Kingdom

Scope of Advanced Practice for Nurses in the United Kingdom

Tags: advanced practice apn clinical critical care ICU nursing leadership united kingdom

A 3,500 word article which critically discusses advanced practice for nurses within the United Kingdom. This was originally written for an MSc in Advanced Practice.

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Love in the ICU

Love in the ICU

Tags: ICU ICU Nurse love

The love I have witnessed between people during my time as an ICU nurse.

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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Tags: critical care Emergency nurse ICU ICU Nurse nursing experiences surgical unit transition

Exemplar of my nursing experience of my transition from ER nurse to an ICU nurse.

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True Suffering In An ICU

True Suffering In An ICU

Tags: ICU intensive care unit love suffering

Essay concerning the view of various interactors in an ICU. Told from the perspective of a Professional therapeutic counselor who has counseled doctors, nurses, family, allied health and patients. Considers the suffering of all involved in the daily interactions of the ICU milieu.

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Literature Review: Safe Nurse Staffing

Literature Review: Safe Nurse Staffing

Tags: Competent Care float nurse float pool Floating floating nurse health ICU medication errors nurse Nurse and Burnout nursing ethics patient outcomes performance retention Staffing Issues stress Stress among Nurses work environment

The purpose of this literature review is to exam nurse staffing and staffing related issue and its impact on the healthcare world. Safe nurse staffing poses substantial issues at the clinical level including its tremendous impact on patient mortality, patient satisfaction, increased incidence of medical errors, and nurse dissatisfaction and burnout.

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Multidisciplinary Rounds In Various Hospital Settings

Multidisciplinary Rounds In Various Hospital Settings

Tags: Bedside Manner conflict resolution hospital ICU ICU Nurse Multidisciplinary Rounds nurse

This paper focuses on the use of multidisciplinary rounds in various hospital settings with an emphasis on intensive care units. A comprehensive literature review on the studies that focused on the use of multidisciplinary rounds will be incorporated and referenced. Topics to be discussed in regard to application of multidisciplinary rounds are benefits, barriers, gaps in current literature, and recommendations for baccalaureate level nursing.

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My Professional Path as a Nurse

My Professional Path as a Nurse

Tags: ICU ICU Nurse nurse path professional

When I was a little girl, I’ve always been fascinated to see nurses in white uniform. I have this inner desire that nursing is something that I really wanted to do. Eventually, I enrolled in the nursing program and finished my degree. I started working in medical area and I learned that to be a nurse you have to be caring, patient, integrity, intelligent, have a compassionate and listening ear, and always seek knowledge for advancement.

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Basic Cardiac Assessments: Physical Examination, Electrocardiography, and Chest Radiography 

Basic Cardiac Assessments: Physical Examination, Electrocardiography, and Chest Radiography 

Tags: cardiac cardiac assessments chest radiology electrocardiography ICU physical examination risk factors surgical unit

The human heart is one of the major organs adversely affected by high blood pressure. Therefore, the registered nurse must provide a careful and thorough evaluation of the assessments needed via the cardiac structure and function (i.e., including visual signs, all non-and invasive cardiac medical devices), which is an obligatory part of the examination of the hypertensive patient.

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Detour Off The Sepsis Road: Early Recognition is Key

Detour Off The Sepsis Road: Early Recognition is Key

Tags: advocacy Case Study death early recognition end of life health care ICU ICU Nurse patient outcomes Rapid Response RN RRT Nurse sepsis

At present, the US reports approximately 750,000 cases of sepsis a year and estimates 1 million cases by 2020 With a mortality rate of 30%, an estimated 250,000 annual deaths, and hospital costs exceeding $16 billion, sepsis has become a burden. It is imperative to increase the awareness and early recognition of sepsis.

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