I'll Stand by You

I’ll Stand by You

“This may be the book that changes your life.”—Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone “The saint of Staten Island” (People magazine) shares the inspirational story of how she’s changing the world, one child at a time. Over a decade ago, Elissa Montanti was reeling from the loss of several loved ones […]

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Critically ill patients may require investigations and procedures that cannot be performed within the intensive care unit, thus necessitating intrahospital transfer. (2-4) The decision to transfer a critically ill patient needs to be carefully balanced between the benefit of the diagnostic or interventional procedure and the risks associated with the transfer. (4) Adverse physiological changes […]

Depression, Anxiety, And Delirium in the Terminally Ill Patient (Case Study)

Depression, Anxiety, And Delirium in the Terminally Ill Patient (Case Study)

In this article, I discuss depression, anxiety, and delirium in the context of terminal illness. These highly prevalent disorders are frequently underdiagnosed in this setting. The failure to diagnose and treat them may subsequently prevent “quality dying.” Death is not a good thing, to say the least, but sooner or later it comes to us […]

Nursing Care of Critically Ill Patients/Yogun Bakim Hastasinda Hemsirelik Bakimi (Report)

Nursing Care of Critically Ill Patients/Yogun Bakim Hastasinda Hemsirelik Bakimi (Report)

Giris Yogun bakim uniteleri (YBU), yasami tehdit altinda olan bireylere, olabilecek en ust duzeyde yarar saglamak amaciyla kullanilan cok sayida yasam kurtarici teknolojik arac gereclerin bulundugu, disiplinler arasi bir ekip yaklasiminin zorunlu oldugu bakim merkezleri olarak tanimlanmaktadir (1).

Evaluation of Blood Glucose Values in Critically Ill Patients Before and After Implementation of an Intensive Insulin Infusion Protocol (Clinical Report)

Evaluation of Blood Glucose Values in Critically Ill Patients Before and After Implementation of an Intensive Insulin Infusion Protocol (Clinical Report)

This retrospective study evaluated the effect of an intensive insulin infusion protocol on blood glucose values in five intensive care units at Baylor University Medical Center. The protocol involved an equation in which the hourly blood glucose value and an adjusted multiplier were used to determine the insulin infusion rate. The default target blood glucose […]