Search for dissertations about: "intensive care"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 469 swedish dissertations containing the words intensive care.

  1. 1. The circle of strength and power : Experiences of empowerment in intensive care

    Author : Ingrid Wåhlin; Ewa Idvall; Anna-Christina Ek; Britt-Marie Ternestedt; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Empowerment; Critical care; Experiences; Relationships; Work satisfaction; Patient; Family; Nurse; Physician; Comparison; Atmosphere; Quality of care; Interview; Intensive care; Intensivvård;

    Abstract : Patients and next of kin in intensive care often experience powerlessness, anxiety and distress and intensive care staff are repeatedly exposed to traumatic situations and demanding events. Empowerment has been described as a process of overcoming a sense of powerlessness and a model through which people may develop a sense of inner strength through connections with others. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tactile touch in intensive care : Nurses' preparation, patients' experiences and the effect on stress parameters

    Author : Maria Henricson; Bengt Fridlund; Anna-Lena Berglund; Sylvia Määttä; Kerstin Segesten; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Tactile touch; intensive care; stress; oxytocin; complementary method; nursing; preparation; randomised controlled trial; comfort; lifeworld research; narratives; Nursing; Omvårdnad; Nursing Science; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to acquire knowledge about whether tactile touch as a complementary method can (i) promote comfort and (ii) reduce stress reactions during care in an intensive care unit (ICU) Method: In Paper I, five nurses with a touch therapist training were interviewed about their experiences of preparation before giving tactile touch in an ICU. To analyse the meaning of preparation as a phenomenon, Giorgi’s descriptive phenomenological approach was used. READ MORE

  3. 3. Patient safety in the Intensive Care Unit : With special reference to Airway management and Nursing procedures

    Author : Joakim Engström; Anders Larsson; Camilla Fröjd; Henrik Reinius; Peter Sackey; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; intensive care unit; patient safety; nursing procedures; airway managment; Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care; Anestesiologi och intensivvård;

    Abstract : The overall aim of the present thesis was to study aspects of patient safety in critically ill patients with special focus on airway management, respiratory complications and nursing procedures. Study I describes a method called pharyngeal oxygen administration during intubation in an experimental acute lung injury model. READ MORE

  4. 4. Oral care quality in intensive care units and short-term care units : Nursing staff and older people's perspectives

    Author : Maria Andersson; Bodil Wilde-Larsson; Mona Persenius Wentzel; Karin Josefsson; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Oral care; quality of care; intensive care; short-term care; older people’s perceptions; nursing staff’s perceptions; person-related conditions; Nursing Science; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate oral care and its quality through the perspectives of nursing staff in intensive care units and short-term care units and from the perspectives of older people in short-term care units. Methods: The mix-method study (I) had a concurrent embedded design and was cross-sectional. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Intensive Care Unit syndrome/delirium, patients' perspective and clinical signs

    Author : Anetth Granberg Axèll; Anestesiologi och intensivvård; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; intensive care; delirium; ICU-syndrome; acute confusion; psychosis; critical care; experiences; sleep-deprivation; sensory overload; sensory underload; Anaesthesiology; environment.; Anestesiologi; intensivvård;

    Abstract : When a person becomes critically ill, injured and/or undergoes major surgery and requires intensive care, a complex dilemma can arise. The condition of the illness, the specific caring situation and the environment lead to significant changes and effects in the senses and perceptional abilities. READ MORE