Search for dissertations about: "critical care"

Showing result 6 - 10 of 267 swedish dissertations containing the words critical care.

  1. 6. The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) - Testing and evaluation in a Swedish setting

    Author : Martin Spångfors; Anestesiologi och intensivvård; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Early Warning Score; Critical Care; National Early Warning Score; in-hospital cardiac arrest; Patient Safety; Critical care outreach;

    Abstract : BackgroundDeviating vital signs have been known to precede Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) like In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (IHCA), unplanned Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission or unexpected death for more than a decade but still the recognition of these deteriorating patients is poor.The British National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is a ‘‘track and trigger’’ scale designed to assess in-hospital patients’ vital signs and detect clinical deterioration. READ MORE

  2. 7. Heparin-binding protein and organ failure in critical illness

    Author : Jonas Tydén; Joakim Johansson; Magnus Hultin; Jakob Walldén; Sören Berg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heparin-binding protein; Critical care; Shock; Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Acute kidney injury; Ventilator induced lung injury; Renal clearance; Anaesthesiology; anestesiologi;

    Abstract : Background: For patients severely ill enough to require care in an intensive care unit (ICU), both the disease itself (e.g. bacteria in the blood in sepsis or fractures after trauma) and effects of the immune system can cause circulatory, pulmonary, or renal dysfunction. Leukocytes play a dominant role in the immune system. READ MORE

  3. 8. Safety and efficacy of oral care for intubated neuroscience intensive care unit patients

    Author : Virginia Prendergast; Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Oral hygiene; Tooth Brushing; RCT; Nursing Care; Critical Care;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this research was to investigate the safety of oral care in terms of intracranial dynamics and changes in oral health during intubation and 48 hours after extubation among neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU) patients. Additional aims included comparison of a comprehensive oral care protocol (i.e. READ MORE

  4. 9. Close relatives of critically ill persons in intensive and critical care : the experiences of close relatives and critical care nurses

    Author : Åsa Engström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Nursing; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : The aim of the licentiate thesis was to describe close relatives of critically ill persons within intensive and critical care from the perspective of close relatives and of critical care nurses. The data were collected by means of qualitaive research interviews with seven partners of persons who had been critically ill and cared for in an intensive care unit, and with focus groups discussions with 24 critical care nurses. READ MORE

  5. 10. Municipal elderly care : implications of registered nurses' work situation, education, and competence

    Author : Karin Josefsson; Örebro universitet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; registered nurse ; nursing ; municipal elderly care ; work situation ; demand ; control ; influence ; support ; violence ; education ; competence ; competence development ; questionnaire ; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; registered nurse; nursing; municipal elderly care; work situation; demand; control; influence; support; violence; education; competence; competence development; questionnaire;

    Abstract : Registered nurses (RNs) are key figures in municipal elderly care. It is a challenge to create necessary conditions that enable them to provide quality nursing care. READ MORE