Subscribe Publish
Subscribe Publish

Exp May 2, 2024

The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing is the journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses.

The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing is the only peer-reviewed OPEN ACCESS critical care nursing journal in Canada.

FIND AN ARTICLE

Includes all articles in the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (CJCCN).

View our Journals

PUBLISH WITH US

The CJCCN invites submissions on the following critical nursing topics: Clinical, Education, Management, Research and Professional Issues. Original articles on any aspect of critical care nursing are welcome.

Learn More

Assessing the impact of creating virtual windows on the incidence of delirium in a surgical intensive care unit: a before and after study

January 31, 2024

Olivier Gobeil MD, VĂ©ronique Savard, RN, and Michael Mayette, MD

Abstract

Introduction: Delirium is a frequent and important problem in the intensive care unit (ICU), and non-pharmacological means of prevention are limited. The importance of the physical environment in the occurrence of delirium in intensive care has been reported, particularly the presence of windows and daylight. We organized a trial to evaluate if the installation of virtual windows in the form of paintings in rooms without an actual window can limit the occurrence of delirium in ICU patients.

Read More >

Best Practice in Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Provider Perspectives

January 31, 2024

Matthew Munan MSc., Harleen Cheema BSc., Kimberly Scherr NP., Kevin Solverson MD, MSc, FRCPC, Sarah K Andersen MD, MS., FRCPC and Erika MacIntyre MD, FRCPC

Abstract

Background & Purpose: Patients who require Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation (PMV) are a relatively small but complex and vulnerable subset of patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Significant heterogeneity in practice patterns exists and best practice is largely unknown. The goal of this study is to engage healthcare providers (HCPs) to identify and describe best care practices for patients requiring PMV.

Methods: A qualitative descriptive method was used. Using purposeful sampling,

Read More >