The Central venous access device – Post insertion management guideline was developed to answer the question: “What nursing interventions can reduce the risk of device failure (i.e. acteraemia / bloodstream infection, local infection, blockage, accidental removal or dislodgement, thrombosis, phlebitis) and reduce costs while improving satisfaction for patients with a CVAD?”
The guideline has been developed to provide clinicians with recommendations to guide the development of local policy/procedures in related to suction through an artificial airway in critically ill adult patients in NSW acute care facilities.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a consistent level of support and guidance to clinicians in adult critical care areas and specialist respiratory care units about the care required for patients receiving NIV.
Established in 1969 to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) claims to be the world's largest specialty nursing organization. The more interesting information such as Clinical Practice Guidelines is for members only but there is a fascinating Bulletin Board running called 'Discussions'.
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is published by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. It is the official journal of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society. The Journal presents original articles of scientific and clinical interest in the specialties of Anaesthesia Intensive Care Pain Therapy and related disciplines.
ACCCN. The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (formerly the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses - CACCN) is the professional organisation representing nurses practising or interested in critical care in Australia.
The purpose of the Eye care for critically ill adults guideline is to inform intensive care practice related to the provision of eye care for critically ill patients. The underlying aim of the guideline is to minimise the prevalence of ocular surface disorders in this group of patients.
This guideline offers 16 recommendations to guide the development of a physical activity and movement (PAM) program for critically ill adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) / High Dependency Unit (HDU) patients from the time of admission until discharge.
This guideline is provided so that acute care facilities can develop local practices to support the accurate identification, assessment and associated interventions to reduce the incidence of pressure injuries in critically ill adults in the intensive care environment.