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Identifying barriers and enablers for a robust independent second check of medication in adult intensive care

An exploratory design was adopted for this work, using a focus group method to generate data and an interpretative approach to analysis to gain an understanding of the reality experienced by nurses of...

Facial ulcers in patients with COVID-19 admitted to ICU: review of the evidence

A multi-case research study approach, using secondary data, was used to critically analyse the development of pressure ulcers in COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU and nursed in prone position. A case...

The global mental health burden of COVID-19 on critical care staff

The authors started by asking the participants a few general questions around their wellbeing and anxieties (Table 2). The feeling of support from the general public was strong, with 74% of...

Service evaluation of the bereavement care delivered in a UK intensive care unit

The main aim was to evaluate the service delivery of the bereavement care that is provided in a 20-bed general ICU. In addition, the study aimed to explore the experience of bereavement care currently...

Supporting recovery from COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease, so very little is known about its long-term effects. It might be expected that these effects would be more severe in the 5% of COVID-19 patients who become so severely ill...

What are the challenges for nurses when providing end-of-life care in intensive care units?

A comprehensive literature search was conducted between March and July 2018. Key words and synonyms (end of life care, terminal care, nurses, challenges, delivering, provision, quality care, acute...

A review of compliance with pain assessments within a UK ICU

The literature review was conducted using Liverpool John Moores University's Discover More search tool, which was used to search a range of academic journals relevant to pain assessment in the...

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