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Critical care nurses' workload estimates for managing patients during induced hypothermia.
Nurs Crit Care. 2008 Nov-Dec; 13(6):305-9.NC

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this study was to provide an initial foundation for exploring how induced hypothermia impacts nursing workload in an intensive care unit setting.

METHODS

This descriptive study used a questionnaire to obtain input from critical care nurses.

RESULTS

The results represent 107 returned surveys from 120 surveys distributed to seven different critical care units. Nurses estimate a mean time of 9.27 min (95% CI = 5.63-12.92 min) per shift for each intervention. Nurses indicate that they typically consider employing over 10 interventions to reduce temperature or induce hypothermia (95% CI = 9.67-10.81).

CONCLUSIONS

Nurses are open to using a variety of different interventions to manage temperature in critically ill patients. The time required to complete any one intervention varies significantly, but the combination of interventions most certainly has a significant impact on the workload for bedside nurses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medicine/Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. olson006@mc.duke.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19128314

Citation

Olson, DaiWai M., et al. "Critical Care Nurses' Workload Estimates for Managing Patients During Induced Hypothermia." Nursing in Critical Care, vol. 13, no. 6, 2008, pp. 305-9.
Olson DM, Kelly AP, Washam NC, et al. Critical care nurses' workload estimates for managing patients during induced hypothermia. Nurs Crit Care. 2008;13(6):305-9.
Olson, D. M., Kelly, A. P., Washam, N. C., & Thoyre, S. M. (2008). Critical care nurses' workload estimates for managing patients during induced hypothermia. Nursing in Critical Care, 13(6), 305-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1478-5153.2008.00298.x
Olson DM, et al. Critical Care Nurses' Workload Estimates for Managing Patients During Induced Hypothermia. Nurs Crit Care. 2008 Nov-Dec;13(6):305-9. PubMed PMID: 19128314.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Critical care nurses' workload estimates for managing patients during induced hypothermia. AU - Olson,DaiWai M, AU - Kelly,Amy P, AU - Washam,Nicole C, AU - Thoyre,Suzanne M, PY - 2009/1/9/entrez PY - 2009/1/9/pubmed PY - 2009/5/12/medline SP - 305 EP - 9 JF - Nursing in critical care JO - Nurs Crit Care VL - 13 IS - 6 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to provide an initial foundation for exploring how induced hypothermia impacts nursing workload in an intensive care unit setting. METHODS: This descriptive study used a questionnaire to obtain input from critical care nurses. RESULTS: The results represent 107 returned surveys from 120 surveys distributed to seven different critical care units. Nurses estimate a mean time of 9.27 min (95% CI = 5.63-12.92 min) per shift for each intervention. Nurses indicate that they typically consider employing over 10 interventions to reduce temperature or induce hypothermia (95% CI = 9.67-10.81). CONCLUSIONS: Nurses are open to using a variety of different interventions to manage temperature in critically ill patients. The time required to complete any one intervention varies significantly, but the combination of interventions most certainly has a significant impact on the workload for bedside nurses. SN - 1478-5153 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19128314/Critical_care_nurses'_workload_estimates_for_managing_patients_during_induced_hypothermia_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1478-5153.2008.00298.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -