"Intensive Care Medicine" Essays and Research Papers

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Intensive Care Medicine

mentioned, Grady is the only level one trauma center within one hundred miles of metro Atlanta. Full trauma surgical teams are available 24/7. Emergency services also include asthma, burn, sickle cell and stroke care as well as critical care and intensive care units, including neonatal intensive care unit. So no matter what the problem is or how small the patient is, trained doctors, and staff are always available. Because of around the clock service and medical expertise, Grady houses Georgia’s Poison...

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Clinical Decision Making and end of life care

Clinical decision making and end of life care The purpose of this essay is to discuss important aspects of clinical intervention in Australia health care settings and end of life care. A vast number of the population in Australia is ageing and numerous people suffer form chronic illnesses, they have more chances to die in the near future. As a consequence the focus of the end of life care resources is concentrated in the elderly and chronic sufferers. Resources such as financial, human and...

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Nicu Nursing Care Plan

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Neonates who need to go to the unit are often admitted within the first 24 hours after birth. Newborns may be sent to the NICU if: • they're born prematurely • difficulties occur during their delivery • they show signs of a problem in the first few days of life (sepsis/infection, congenital defects, cardiac / respiratory abnormalities, low birth weight) NICU EQUIPMENT: ...

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Proper Wrist Restraint Tying Technique

Problem Statement Unplanned extubation in critical care patients has been greatly scrutinized over the past years because of its contribution in higher risk for mortality, morbidity, and resource utilization (Epstein et al, 2000). Unplanned extubation is defined as a "premature removal of the endotracheal tube by the patient" (Chevron et al, 1998), i.e., self-extubation or "premature removal during nursing care and manipulation of the patient" (Betbese et al, 1998), i.e., accidental extubation...

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

 Oral Care in Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia September 19, 2013 Literature Review The review of literature was conducted using the following databases CINAHL, PubMed and Medline using the keywords oral care, mouth care, ventilator-associated pneumonia, ventilator, critical care and hygiene. Of the articles retrieved there were randomized, nonrandomized and quasi experimental. Location of the studies included single centers to university hospital settings...

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Health and Health Promotion

2014 Health and Health Promotion Introduction A traditional approach to health care in general is one in which the goal of intervention is disease management in an attempt to minimize the harmful effects of a health crisis. Once a health crisis occurs, the quality of life for an individual is already negatively impacted. Therefore, health promotion is an equally, if not more important, component of health care that aims to improve the quality of life. Through the primary prevention efforts of...

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Research Paper Proposal

Burnout among Nurses in Intensive Care Units and Emergency Departments: An empirical study of Pakistani Government Hospitals 1. Introduction Burnout is a pattern of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion in response to chronic job stressors. It is a disorder characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a low level of personal accomplishments, which primarily affects people who are dealing with other people in their work (Maslach, 1982). Burnout develops due to the persistent...

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Profit vs Non Profit Organization

its services and the center for spinal surgery hospital will be discussed as a for-profit hospital. Body The University of Michigan’s health system is a non-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is composed of hospitals, health care centers and clinics. The hospitals and centers that the University of Michigan is comprise of are: medical centers, Mott Children’s Hospital, cardiovascular center, comprehensive medical center, University Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital...

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SMART Goal: Managing Patient-Centered Care SMART Goal: Managing Patient-Centered Care Historically, a career in Nursing has not always been one that was respected as a noble and honorable job. Once frowned upon by the elite classes, nursing was a job expected of the lower class. In 1853 however, a young woman belonging to an elite British family, named Florence Nightingale, would change that. From a young age, she believed that her divine purpose in life was to care for the ill and wounded. After reforming...

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Community Assessment

which is the only San Diego hospital dedicated to woman’s care. Services Sharp Mary Birch Hospital offers include medical service, health services classes, labor and delivery programs, and robotic gynecologic surgery and seminars. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of the largest of its kind in Southern California and ranks among the top four in the nation for NICU infection prevention. They are devoted to providing medical and surgical care for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgical...

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