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Applying the ICU Liberation Bundle to Critically Ill Children
This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . The aim of this article is to provide pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) practitioners with general guidance on implementation of the ICU Liberation Bundle.
The Importance of Good Sleep in the ICU
This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Critically ill patients commonly experience severe sleep disruption and deprivation. Excessive sleep fragmentation, reduced REM sleep, and loss of normal circadian rhythm are common.
Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan
Leading sepsis experts discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis. This webinar discusses sepsis in acute care settings, septic shock guidelines for pediatrics, as well as seps...
Empowering Nurses for Early Sepsis Recognition
Leading sepsis experts discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent sepsis Vital Signs and protocols for early recognition of maternal sepsis. This webinar features an overview of CDC's sepsis Vital Signs report, a discussion on expanding sepsis early ...
Spreading Quality Just in Time: IHI’s Will, Ideas & Execution
Jane Taylor, EdD, discusses the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) concepts of will, ideas and execution as a framework for spread of change. She discusses lessons learned from Project Fives Alive!, an IHI quality improvement initiative that seeks to develop, test, a...
Spreading Quality Just in Time: Leadership for Spread
Jane Taylor, EdD, explores the required leadership to spread improvement projects once tested and validated. Specific focus is placed on the Sepsis on the Wards project from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Surviving Sepsis Campaign/Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Does My Documentation Tell the Story in Critical Care?
This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . In critical care, documentation requirements are not spelled out in as much detail as they are for non-critical care, which prompts the question, What do I need to document to support billing ...
Navigating a Child's Care When Parents Are Resistant to the Care Plan
This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections . A collaborative relationship between parents and the medical team is established and maintained in the vast majority of pediatric cases, particularly when patient-focused, family-centered init...