Critical care and nursing : an inquiry

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dc.contributor.advisor Siela, Debra L. Halstead, Amy 2019-09-27T19:02:26Z 2019-09-27T19:02:26Z 2019-05-04
dc.description.abstract The following bullet points are the discussion points for each case study that will be explored in depth in the thesis: Patient History (description of patient); Course of Illness (reason for current admission to critical care and/or emergent care); Pathophysiology (related to main acute illnesses/body systems for ICU/CIC/ED); Assessments-physical exam findings/subjective findings, Vital Signs, Hemodynamics, spontaneous breathing parameters, pain, delirium, etc.; Nutrition (describe nutritional needs and interventions); Diagnostics (actual findings, what results mean or indicate, and how findings impact care); Nursing Diagnoses; Nursing Interventions, Drugs/IV solutions (how drugs work in the body, not just the desired outcome of using the drug or IV solution, consider IV solution tonicity [movement of water] specific drug nursing implications, process of titration with analysis and synthesis of patient responses to the drug/fluid); Medical Interventions and the nurse’s role in it (drugs/IVs as above, discuss any mechanical ventilation/weaning, CVVHD, ventriculostomy, surgery, PCI, etc.); Patient Safety and Quality (related to IOM and QSEN guidelines in Blackboard including patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, use of EBP, quality improvement, safety, and informatics); Interpretation, Analysis, and Synthesis-includes rationale for clinical judgments. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing.
dc.title Critical care and nursing : an inquiry en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?) en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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