Dynamics Journal - 2005 to 2008


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Spring 2005, Volume # 16, Issue # 1

  • Neostigmine:  An alternative treatment for constipation
  • Can minimal patient restraint be safely implemented in the intensive care unit?
  • Knowledge and skill acquisition for critical care nursing practice

Summer 2005, Volume # 16, Issue # 2

  • Dynamics of Critical Care 2005 – Abstracts

Fall 2005, Volume # 16, Issue # 3

  • University of Alberta students wrote the lyrics, CACCN Board of Directors call the tune
  • ISMP Canada – Dangerous abbreviations:  “U” can make a difference !
  • Exemplary care of the palliative patient:  The journey shared
  • Family perceptions of end-of-life care in an urban ICU
  • Improving pain management for critically ill and injured patients

Winter 2005, Volume # 16, Issue # 4

  • CACCN Position Statement:  Family presence during resuscitation
  • ISMP Canada – The challenge:  Balancing competency and error management
  • Developing leadership skills in critical care nurses:  A case scenario – Part one
  • Developing leadership skills in critical care nurses:  A case scenario – Part two
  • J wave and hypothermia
  • A novel systemic approach to ECG interpretation
  • The role of the critical care nurse in improving quality of life in ICU survivors

Spring 2006, Volume # 17, Issue # 1

  • Evidence-based nursing strategies to prevent ventilator-acquired pneumonia
  • Physiologic effects of first-time sitting among male patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • ISMP Canada – Communication of medication orders by telephone – “Writing it right”

Summer 2006, Volume # 17, Issue # 2

  • Dynamics of Critical Care 2006 – Abstracts

Fall 2006, Volume # 17, Issue # 3

  • Knot-So-Fast:  A learning plan to minimize patient restraint in critical care
  • Reduction of musculoskeletal injuries in intensive care nurses using ceiling-mounted patient lifts
  • ISMP Canada – To err is human, to share is divine
  • The Canadian ICU Collaborative to improve patient safety in the ICU:  Accelerating best practice to the bedside
  • Embracing Technology ?  Using change management strategies to improve the use of continuous lateral rotation therapy

Winter 2006, Volume # 17, Issue # 4

  • The Canadian ICU Collaborative:  Our beginning, our partners and our future
  • Mycotic aneurysm as a result of severe salmonella infection in the adult intensive care unit:  Two case studies
  • Reflections on critical care emergency preparedness:  The necessity of planned education and leadership training for nurses
  • ISMP Canada:  Secondary lines require “primary” attention

Spring 2007, Volume # 18, Issue # 1

  • The Canadian ICU Collaborative:  Patient advocacy at its best
  • CE Article:  Roadblock to recovery:  The surgical stress response
  • The standardization of critical care nursing education and training:  Strategies for advancing clinical practice in Ontario’s adult ICUs
  • ISMP Canada:  Neuromuscular blocking agents:  Enhancing safety by reducing the risk of accidental administration

Summer 2007, Volume # 18, Issue # 2

  • Dynamics of Critical Care 2007 – Abstracts

Fall 2007, Volume # 18, Issue # 3

  • Pulsus paradoxus in ventilated and non-ventilated patients
  • Predicting episodes of hypotension by  continuous blood volume monitoring among critically ill patients in acute renal failure on intermittent hemodialysis
  • The Canadian ICU Collaborative:  On being a nurse champion.  Influencing support and change
  • CE Article:  Interventions by critical care nurses reduce VAP
  • ISMP Canada:  Epidural medications given intravenously may result in death

Winter 2007, Volume # 18, Issue # 4

  • Altered fever response in end stage renal disease:  Implications for critical care nurses
  • Cognitive apprenticeship:  Laying the groundwork for mentoring registered nurses in the intensive care unit
  • Should critical care nurses by ACLS-trained?
  • The Canadian ICU Collaborative:  End-of-life care in the ICU:  Does end-of-life care get enough attention in your ICU?
  • ISMP Canada:  Enhancing safety with potassium phosphates injection

Spring 2008, Volume # 19, Issue # 1

  • Exploring CRRT practices in ICU:  A survey of Canadian hospitals
  • Implementing an ICU outreach team model
  • The Canadian ICU Collaborative:  Working together to improve patient outcomes as an interprofessional team
  • ISMP Canada:  Preventing substitution errors involving high-concentration heparin products

Summer 2008, Volume # 19, Issue # 2

  • Dynamics of Critical Care 2008 – Abstracts

Fall 2008, Volume # 19, Issue # 3

  • Building a successful DCD program:  Planning and leading change
  • Family presence during resuscitation:  A survey of Canadian critical care nurses’ practices and perceptions
  • The importance of routine QT interval measurement in rhythm interpretation
  • ISMP Canada:  Desmopressin (dDAVP) incident signals the need for enhanced monitoring protocols

Winter 2008, Volume # 19, Issue # 4

  • Acute cardiac tamponade:  Anticipate the complication
  • Glycemic control in diabetic and non-diabetic cardiac surgical patients and length of hospital stay
  • Implementation of a nurse-driven sedation protocol in the ICU
  • ISMP Canada:  Prefilled syringes of epinephrine and compatibility with intravenous tubing:  Learning from an accident