Abstract Background Healthcare systems globally are experiencing a shortage of nursing personnel. The nurses comprise a critical portion of the healthcare workforce. It can be argued that within the healthcare industry, nursing is the largest profession whose roles in achieving patient wellbeing are critical. In any industry, an imbalance between...
Summary Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an infection that is acquired in hospitals. It is considered among the most commonly acquired hospital infections, especially among pediatric patients in the intensive care unit. This infection is diagnosed via empiric therapy, which is considered to be around 50% of the antibiotics used in...
Administration and Regulation
Abstract This paper is an integrative review regarding the education and training requirements of critical care providers during pandemic outbreaks. It shows that different jurisdictions have different education requirements for critical care providers to work as such. However, training requirements are universal and cover five key areas – emergency planning,...
Introduction ADHD has emerged to be one of the major mental problems in our children today. It has been the main reason behind our children shocking behavior change. Several parents find it hard to understand these behavior changes. For example, our children may become hyperactive in one area posing questions...
Introduction Background information During the last several decades, the problem of pressure sores in the intensive care units (ICU) did not receive the attention it deserved from scholars in the medical field. This is despite the fact that ICU patients are at high risk of developing pressure sores due to...
Abstract Objectives This research was conducted to determine deficiencies of autonomy in patient management at the end of life hence; determine conflicts in autonomy and how they impact on nurse capacity to exercise patient advocacy and determine and identify mechanism through which nursing principles of practices could be exploited in...
Introduction The effects of aspirin and other substances having the same effect as aspirin have been known since the ancient Greeks recorded the use of the willow bark as a fever fighter thousands of years ago. It was discovered that the leaves and bark of the willow tree contain a...
Abstract A project to cater to the customer specifications for a first aid response system has been conceived. This was implemented using paging electronics in addition to the software that works in sync with it. The software was designed to gradually expand with the response of the people who are...
Abstract The future of healthcare in America looks bleak—but it does not have to be. Envoy Paul Ryan (R–WI) has proposed “A Roadmap for America’s Future”—the only complete plan in America that deals with the threatening pecuniary and economic crisis, driven by ever-increasing government spending on health care. Ryan’s Roadmap...
Abstract A literature study of the existing research on Ward atmosphere has been taken up. The Ward atmosphere scale was found to be one of the best in the field employed by a number of researchers. The same has been suggested for usage in the current context as well. The...