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September 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 5
pp: 4-46

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Virtual critical care nursing: A look behind the cameras

Arneson, Sandy; Denman, Deena; Mercier, Marie

Nursing Critical Care. 15(5):11-17, September 2020.

Tele-ICU nurses provide proactive, holistic care for critically-ill patients virtually over a camera. Tele-ICU nurses must adapt to an office work environment that redefines their place on the healthcare team from bedside leader to a more supportive role. This article relates the experiences of tele-ICU nurses in Atrium Health's virtual critical care center and explores how tele-ICU nurses can adapt, continue to learn, and support their patients and bedside colleagues.

Solving the puzzle of Brown-Séquard syndrome

Franges, Ellie Z.

Nursing Critical Care. 15(5):18-23, September 2020.

Incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) is the partial preservation of sensory, motor, or a combination of sensory-motor function including the lowest sacral segments. It is challenging to diagnose and treat. This article examines one of the several syndromes related to incomplete SCI, Brown-Séquard syndrome, outlining key assessment and nursing considerations important to enhancing recovery outcomes.

Evidence-based practice knowledge, attitudes, practices, and barriers: A nurse survey

Crable, Jane; Highfield, Martha E. Farrar; Patmon, Frances

Nursing Critical Care. 15(5):24-32, September 2020.

This study assessed nurses' knowledge, attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers related to evidence-based practice (EBP). Nurses reported highly positive attitudes toward EBP, and relatively strong EBP knowledge and practices, but they also identified several barriers. Removing barriers and building on strengths may close this knowledge-practice gap.