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HOTTEST TOPICS IN ICU NURSING: APPLYING THE EVIDENCE

HOTTEST TOPICS IN ICU NURSING: APPLYING THE EVIDENCE

HOTTEST TOPICS IN ICU NURSING: APPLYING THE EVIDENCE

STATE OF THE ART SESSION ~ N&AHP

Non invasive techniques for respiratory failure, decontamination strategies and malnutrition are just a few of the hot topics on offer for this comprehensive state of the art session. Covering all topics in the forefront of ICU nursing, this session serves as an unmissable two hours for any nurse or allied healthcare professional aiming to expand their practical knowledge and play an even greater role in improving patient outcomes.

Chairs Silvia Calvino Günther (Grenoble, France) and Terence O'Reilly (London, United Kingdom) lead this top session organised by the Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals committee. Beginning with a presentation by Dani Martí Romeu (Barcelona, Spain) on an always "hot" topic - non invasive techniques for respiratory failure, followed by a focus on decontamination with Anne-Sophie Debue (Paris, France).

Decontamination: Implications for patient and practice
Aspiration of colonised oropharyngeal secretions into the lower respiratory tract is the most important mechanism for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia. The use of selective digestive decontamination (SDD) and selective oral decontamination (SOD) has been proposed to reduce the number of oral microorganisms and the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Despite several studies that have shown beneficial effects of decontamination, SDD and SOD are still not widely used. In this lecture, the current evidence to support the use of decontamination, will be reviewed with a specific focus on implications for patient care and nursing practice. Barriers to widespread implementation of digestive decontamination will be discussed, with an attempt to define protocols and patients groups that may clearly benefit from these procedures.
 
"As studies demonstrate unequivocal benefits of oral antiseptic use in prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, ICU teams should consider implementation of decontamination protocols when providing oral care to intubated patients". 
~ Anne-Sophie Debue

David McWilliams (Birmingham, United Kingdom) brings his considerable knowledge on rehabilitation in the ICU setting to this session with an update on prevalence and progression of these practices in European hospitals. Early warning for deterioration: The Whistle Blower is the topic of an undoubtedly intriguing presentation by Carole Boulanger (Exeter, United Kingdom). Technology and how to integrate it into the modern ICU is the topic of Elsa Afonso's (Cambridge, United Kingdom) presentation.
 
EMR: Integrating SBAR and goal setting into multi-professional rounds     
Inevitably we are shifting more and more into paperless ICUs. As Electronic Medical Records become a close reality to the critical care setting, how is this likely to influence communication between the multidisciplinary team, especially during ward rounds?  How do we integrate known best practice tools into new technology systems? 
~Elsa P. Afonso
 


This session concludes with an important look at the role of nutrition in our patients -  Deborah Dawson (London, United Kingdom) covers the current data in her presentation: Malnutrition in ICU: Pump up the calories?    

 

Be sure to mark this essential state of the art session on your congress schedule now...

 

State of the Art Session ~ HOTTEST TOPICS IN ICU NURSING: APPLYING THE EVIDENCE   

06.10.2015, 16:00 – 18:00, room Paris  

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