Articles by Alicia L. Culleiton, DNP, RN, CNE

Burn injuries in the ICU: A case scenario approach Part 2

Simko, Lynn Coletta; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing Critical Care. 12(5):26-36, September 2017.

This article is the second part of a case study about Abe, a young Amish patient with severe burn injuries. In Part 1, various types of burns were described, as well as initial resuscitative care for patients with severe burn injuries. In Part 2, the authors detail Abe's unfolding case scenario and conclusion, cultural concerns in nursing care for an Amish patient, and the treatment modalities necessary to manage patients with burn injuries in the ICU.

Burn injuries in the ICU: A case scenario approach

Simko, Lynn Coletta; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing Critical Care. 12(2):12-22, March 2017.

This article uses a case scenario to review various types of burn injuries, burn pathophysiology, and what nurses need to know to provide comprehensive assessment and resuscitative care to patients with this type of injury.

Pulmonary embolism: Know the signs, act fast, save lives

Simko, Lynn C.; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing Critical Care. 8(5):26-31, September 2013.

One-third of patients who develop pulmonary embolism die. Here's how to recognize the problem and intervene appropriately to save lives.

Managing burn injuries in the ICU

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Simko, Lynn M.

Nursing Critical Care. 8(2):22-30, March 2013.

Learn about the interventions necessary to prevent burn shock and infection, ensure adequate nutrition for healing, and keep your patient on the road to recovery.

Caring for patients with burn injuries

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Simko, Lynn M.

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):14-22, January 2013.

Caring for a patient with severe burn injuries offers many challenges for critical care nurses. Find out about various types of burns and providing initial resuscitative care for a patient if treatment in a designated burn center facility or burn ICU isn't possible.

Keeping electrolytes & fluids in balance, part 2

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Simko, Lynn C.

Nursing Critical Care. 6(3):27-32, May 2011.

The second part of this series focuses on what you need to know about managing potassium, calcium, and magnesium imbalances in critically ill patients.

Keeping electrolytes & fluids in balance part 1

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Simko, Lynn C.

Nursing Critical Care. 6(2):30-35, March 2011.

This is the first part of a general overview of the electrolytes tested and I.V. fluids used in critical care areas. The article focuses on imbalances in sodium and water, and describes the common causes, signs and symptoms, and available treatments for correcting electrolyte abnormalities and fluid imbalances.

Pointing new nurses in the right direction

Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing Critical Care. 5(4):18-23, July 2010.

An effective preceptor isn't just a great clinician, but someone who can incorporate educational techniques from the classroom to develop a memorable learning experience for new graduate nurses.

Hey, teacher!

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Shellenbarger, Teresa; Stoker, Amy

Nursing Critical Care. 2(6):46-51, November 2007.

For an effective partnership, staff and faculty must work together to plan and implement care and evaluate students. Adherence to these partnership strategies may help ensure a positive learning experience for all involved parties.