Focused Issue on Performance Improvement in Critical Care Nursing to Improve Outcomes

Posted On 2019-10-10 01:47:55

Guest Editor: Jami Zipf
Director Trauma Services
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA

This focused issue on “Performance Improvement in Critical Care Nursing to Improve Outcomes” is edited by Dr. Jami Zipf, Director Trauma Services, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA.

This edition showcases examples of Performance Improvement initiatives that have perfected the treatment of the most severely injured patients. This special edition highlights the progression of performance improvement; where we started, where we are now, what the future holds, and how some are leading the way in identifying unique solutions. This issue explores opportunities in all populations, pediatric and adult, utilizing not only process or system changes in individual settings, but also at regional and national levels.



Preface

Performance Improvement in Critical Care Nursing to Improve Outcomes

Jami Zipf

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Review Article

The evolution of trauma performance improvement

Matthew Mowry

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Editorial

Pediatric Solid Organ Injury Management: The Role of Initial Hematocrit in LEAN Times

Marianne Miller, Christine Perlick

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Brief Report

The Missing Piece of the Concussion Discussion: Primary Prevention of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Student Athletes

Shawna Morrissey, Russell Dumire, Thomas Causer, Andrea Colton, Emma Oberlander, David Frye, Kosie Shepherd-Porada, Linda Frye

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Review Article

Pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion injury and its management with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO): a review

E. Cuauhtémoc Sánchez

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Nursing workload of trauma victims: an integrative literature review

Lilia de Souza Nogueira, Cristiane de Alencar Domingues

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Case Report

Nursing in a critical care hyperbaric unit at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: report of a case of an acute pediatric burn patient

Judith Ruiz-Aguilar, Rodrigo Diaz-Ibañez, E. Cuauhtemoc Sanchez-Rodriguez

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Original Article

An observational study of the effects of a clinical nurse specialist quality improvement project for clinical reminders for sepsis on patient outcomes and nurse actions

Dawn Marie Drahnak

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Brief Report

An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)-led initiative to improve post-splenectomy education and vaccine follow-up in adult trauma patients

Allison Andersen

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Mini Review

Trauma system performance improvement: a review of the literature and recommendations

Kathleen D. Martin, Warren C. Dorlac

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Brief Report

Knowledge retention of the traumatic brain injury guidelines at a Level 1 trauma center

Kimberly M. Gorman, Russell D. Dumire

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Review Article

Probiotics in the Critical Care Unit, Fad Fact, or Fiction?

Heather A. Vitko, Jordan J. Troxell

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Mini-Review 

Developing a culture of quality, safety, and trust through continuous performance improvement within a state trauma system

Theresa M. Snavely

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