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A descriptive study of the structure and process standards in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the University Central Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) in Rwanda.
Introduction Patient safety IS fundamental to quality health and nursmg care and the ongomg improvement of patient safety is one of the most urgent issues facing health care today. Quality health and nursing care is a ...
Exploring perceptions and practices of ICU nurses when supporting families of critically ill patients in two hospitals in Blantyre, Malawi.
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore perceptions and practices of ICD nurses, when supporting families of critically ill patients, in two hospitals in Blantyre, Malawi. Methodology: A descriptive qualitative approach ...
Evaluation of a protocol to control methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a surgical cardiac intensive care unit.
Introduction. MRSA is a major healthcare problem with particular relevance to morbidity and mortality in ICU (Byers & Decker 2008). Due to the increased infection risks associated with cardiac surgery, MRSA screening and ...
A comparative descriptive study of the perspectives of families and nurses regarding the needs of families in adult intensive care unit in two tertiary hospitals in eThekwini district.
The aim of this study was to describe and compare the needs of families of critically ill patients in two adult ICUs from both the family and the nurses' perspectives. A non-experimental descriptive survey design with ...
Closed suctioning system of endotracheal tube (CTSS) : the practice and perception of intensive care nurses.
Purpose: The of this study was to explore the knowledge, level of practice, and the frequency of problems met during the use of CTSS amongst intensive care unit (ICU) nurses and suggest ways to improve the use of the system. ...
The knowledge and practice of ICU practitioners with regard to the instillation of normal saline solution during endotracheal suctioning.
Background Instillation of nonnal saline before suctioning is a common nursing intervention although little research supports the practice. Objectives To detennine when and how often saline is used during suctioning and ...