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A call for standardized national guidelines on QT/QTc monitoring in Canada

Background: With QT-prolonging drugs being trialed for the treatment of COVID-19, national health associations allude to the importance of proficient QT interval assessment, however in Canada, there is no policy in place that clearly identifies a single method for routine QT monitoring.

Aim: To demonstrate the need for a clear Canadian guideline for the measurement of the QT/QTc interval and to advocate for a standardized approach to education.

Methods: This paper uses a medical anthropological approach to scale this practice gap from the individual provider to the institutions which govern practice and education.Nurses and emergency medical personnel from hospitals across Canada were polled with questionnaires on their confidence and knowledge of assessing the QT/QTc interval.

Rôle de l’infirmière lors de la prise en charge d’une personne ventilée aux soins intensifs : une revue narrative

Résumé : En pratique clinique, l’infirmière joue un rôle essentiel dans la prise en charge de la personne ventilée aux soins intensifs. Afin de mieux comprendre ce rôle, une revue narrative de la littérature a été effectuée en sciences infirmières et plus précisément, la littérature qui porte sur la prise en charge des personnes ventilées aux soins intensifs. Une recherche des bases de données MEDLINE, Nursing & Allied Health Database, CINAHL et PsycINFO a généré 1107 écrits.

CJCCN, Volume 32, Number 1, Spring 2021

Explicit recall related to mechanical ventilation: An evolutionary concept analysis

By Mylène Suzie Michaud, PHD(C), MScN, RN, and Marilou Gagnon, PHD, RN

Mechanical ventilation combined with sedation is widely used in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, this intervention is not without consequence on the patient. ICU patients can, in fact, remember perceptions that occurred during their mechanical ventilation—a phenomenon known as explicit recall. This phenomenon is not well defined, and no common terminology exists in the medical and nursing literature,

CJCCN, Volume 31, Number 3, Winter 2020

Editorial
To our Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses Members and Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing™ Readership,

Over the past year, the editorial team in collaboration with the editorial review board and the national board of directors of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN), have had many conversations regarding the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing™ (CJCCN). Our aim has been to ensure that the CJCCN continues to be a major vehicle for critical care nursing scholarship and knowledge dissemination in Canada and internationally.

CJCCN, Volume 21, Number 4, Winter 2010

Edmonton was alive with the voices of critical care nurses in September at Dynamics 2010. Four hundred and forty critical care nurses to be exact… and what a noise we made together, as we shared our knowledge, told our stories, played, laughed and enjoyed each other’s company for three days. I sat in the audience listening to many presentations and was in awe (but not surprised) of the expertise nurses had to share and had taken the time to speak on a subject or a story that needed to be told.

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