Affiliation: University College Cork
- A review of oral preventative strategies to reduce ventilator-associated pneumoniaTom Andrews
School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork Cork Ireland
Nurs Crit Care 18:116-22. 2013..This article evaluates the evidence for and efficacy of the use of mechanical hygiene and chlorhexidine in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
- Packaging: a grounded theory of how to report physiological deterioration effectivelyTom Andrews
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
J Adv Nurs 52:473-81. 2005..The aim of this paper is to present a study of how ward-based staff use vital signs and the Early Warning Score to package physiological deterioration effectively to ensure successful referral to doctors...
- What factors influence arterial blood gas sampling patterns?Tom Andrews
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Nurs Crit Care 13:132-7. 2008..To investigate if patterns of arterial blood gas (ABG) sampling were influenced by values of fractional inspiratory oxygen (FiO2), partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2), partial pressure of oxygen (PO2) and oxygen saturation (%SaO2)...
- An observational study on the open-system endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nursesSean Kelleher
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland
J Clin Nurs 17:360-9. 2008..Specific objectives were to examine nurses' practices prior to, during and post-ETS and to compare nurses' ETS practices with current research recommendations...
- How grounded theory can improve nursing care qualityAlvita K Nathaniel
School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 22:350-7. 2007..This article presents 2 exemplar grounded theories with suggestions as to how nurses can apply these and other grounded theories to improve the provision of quality nursing care...