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Examination of a Palliative Care Screening Tool in Intensive Care Unit Patients
No standardized screening tool for the assessment of a patient's needs for palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU) exists. This retrospective, descriptive, exploratory study examined the Center to Advance Palliative ...
Enteral Nutrition in Adult Patients in the Critical Care Patients
Guidelines have been established on when to initiate enteral nutrition, but current research indicates multiple inconsistencies. This scholarly project sought to determine when health care providers were initiating enteral ...
Use of Coagulation Algorithm at the Bedside During Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
It can be difficult to achieve the perfect balance of coagulation of the blood for patients on extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy. The anticoagulation of the blood must be adequate to allow the ECMO pump ...