B Blackwood

Summary

Affiliation: Queen's University Belfast
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Can protocolised-weaning developed in the United States transfer to the United Kingdom context: a discussion
    Bronagh Blackwood
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Queen s University of Belfast, 50 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast BT9 6AZ, Northern Ireland
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 19:215-25. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe sepsis: patient management focusing on administration of drotrecogin alpha (activated) infusion
    Caroline Riddell
    Intensive Care Unit, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, UK
    Nurs Crit Care 11:7-15. 2006
  3. pmc Use of weaning protocols for reducing duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, BT9 5BN, Northern Ireland
    BMJ 342:c7237. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Role responsibilities in mechanical ventilation and weaning in pediatric intensive care units: a national survey
    Bronagh Blackwood
    School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Am J Crit Care 22:189-97. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Tea tree oil (5%) body wash versus standard care (Johnson's Baby Softwash) to prevent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in critically ill adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Queen s University Belfast, Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:1193-9. 2013
  6. pmc Decisional responsibility for mechanical ventilation and weaning: an international survey
    Louise Rose
    Lawrence S, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College St, Toronto, M5T 1P8, Canada
    Crit Care 15:R295. 2011
  7. pmc A randomized controlled trial of tea tree oil (5%) body wash versus standard body wash to prevent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in critically ill adults: research protocol
    Gillian Thompson
    Regional Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hospitals, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 8:161. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Research priorities of adult intensive care nurses in 20 European countries: a Delphi study
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queens University Belfast, N Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 67:550-62. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Protocolized vs. non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients: Cochrane review protocol
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    J Adv Nurs 65:957-64. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Commentary: Nemoto T et al. (1999). Automatic control of pressure support mechanical ventilation using fuzzy logic
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, 10 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BN, Northern Ireland
    Nurs Crit Care 13:178-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Can protocolised-weaning developed in the United States transfer to the United Kingdom context: a discussion
    Bronagh Blackwood
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Queen s University of Belfast, 50 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast BT9 6AZ, Northern Ireland
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 19:215-25. 2003
    ..The discussion is structured around the three core elements from Kitson et al.'s conceptual framework and it draws upon examples of UK and USA contextual differences from Northern Ireland (NI) and Virginia (VA)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Severe sepsis: patient management focusing on administration of drotrecogin alpha (activated) infusion
    Caroline Riddell
    Intensive Care Unit, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, UK
    Nurs Crit Care 11:7-15. 2006
    ..This is especially welcome, as drotrecogin alpha (activated) is internationally recommended in the treatment of severe sepsis...
  3. pmc Use of weaning protocols for reducing duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, BT9 5BN, Northern Ireland
    BMJ 342:c7237. 2011
    ..To investigate the effects of weaning protocols on the total duration of mechanical ventilation, mortality, adverse events, quality of life, weaning duration, and length of stay in the intensive care unit and hospital...
  4. doi request reprint Role responsibilities in mechanical ventilation and weaning in pediatric intensive care units: a national survey
    Bronagh Blackwood
    School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Am J Crit Care 22:189-97. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Tea tree oil (5%) body wash versus standard care (Johnson's Baby Softwash) to prevent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in critically ill adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Queen s University Belfast, Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:1193-9. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Decisional responsibility for mechanical ventilation and weaning: an international survey
    Louise Rose
    Lawrence S, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College St, Toronto, M5T 1P8, Canada
    Crit Care 15:R295. 2011
    ..Our objective was to describe the professional group with responsibility for key ventilation and weaning decisions and to examine organizational characteristics associated with nurse involvement...
  7. pmc A randomized controlled trial of tea tree oil (5%) body wash versus standard body wash to prevent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in critically ill adults: research protocol
    Gillian Thompson
    Regional Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hospitals, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 8:161. 2008
    ..In addition, detecting MRSA by usual culture methods is slow. A faster method using a PCR assay has been developed in the laboratory, but requires evaluation in a large number of patients...
  8. doi request reprint Research priorities of adult intensive care nurses in 20 European countries: a Delphi study
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queens University Belfast, N Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 67:550-62. 2011
    ..This paper is a report of a three round Delphi study of intensive care nursing research priorities in Europe (October 2006-April 2009)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Protocolized vs. non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients: Cochrane review protocol
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    J Adv Nurs 65:957-64. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Commentary: Nemoto T et al. (1999). Automatic control of pressure support mechanical ventilation using fuzzy logic
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, 10 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BN, Northern Ireland
    Nurs Crit Care 13:178-9. 2008
  11. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of protocolised weaning on the duration of mechanical ventilation
    B Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, 21 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, N Ireland
    Anaesthesia 61:1079-86. 2006
    ..Protocolised weaning did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation and was not associated with an increased rate of re-intubation or intensive care unit mortality...
  12. ncbi request reprint Normal saline instillation with endotracheal suctioning: primum non nocere (first do no harm)
    B Blackwood
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Queen s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 29:928-34. 1999
    ..It is proposed that after 25 years of inconsistent practice in trying to remove thick and tenacious secretions, it is time to focus on techniques to prevent thick and tenacious secretions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Methodological issues in evaluating complex healthcare interventions
    Bronagh Blackwood
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, UK
    J Adv Nurs 54:612-22. 2006
    ..This paper outlines the difficulties in defining and evaluating a complex intervention and a number of currently available models for assisting this process are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint The art and science of predicting patient readiness for weaning from mechanical ventilation
    B Blackwood
    The Queen s University of Belfast, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 1 3 College Park East, Belfast, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 37:145-51. 2000
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint The impact of nurse-directed protocolised-weaning from mechanical ventilation on nursing practice: a quasi-experimental study
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, 21 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AF N Ireland
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:209-26. 2007
    ..Internationally, nurse-directed protocolised-weaning has been evaluated by measuring its impact on patient outcomes. The impact on nurses' views and perceptions has been largely ignored...
  16. ncbi request reprint Protocolized weaning from mechanical ventilation: ICU physicians' views
    Bronagh Blackwood
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    J Adv Nurs 48:26-34. 2004
    ..Intensive care unit consultant physicians are the major decision-makers in weaning in the UK and any attempt to introduce protocolized weaning will require consideration of their views...
  17. doi request reprint Evidence based practice and its critics: what is a nurse manager to do?
    Peter O'Halloran
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, 10 Malone Road, Belfast, UK
    J Nurs Manag 18:90-5. 2010
    ..The purpose is to discuss the arguments against the evidence based practice (EBP) movement and suggest how nursing management might respond...
  18. doi request reprint Realistic Evaluation of Early Warning Systems and the Acute Life-threatening Events--Recognition and Treatment training course for early recognition and management of deteriorating ward-based patients: research protocol
    Jennifer McGaughey
    The School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 66:923-32. 2010
    ....
  19. doi request reprint A systematic review protocol on the use of teaching portfolios for educators in further and higher education
    Karen McColgan
    Queen s University Belfast, UK
    J Adv Nurs 65:2500-7. 2009
    ..This paper is a review protocol that will be used to identify, critically appraise and synthesize the best current evidence relating to the use of teaching portfolios for educators in further and higher education...
  20. ncbi request reprint Truth-telling versus hope: a dilemma in practice
    A Begley
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Int J Nurs Pract 6:26-31. 2000
    ..This article is intended to provide a framework for discussion/group work, particularly at undergraduate level...
  21. ncbi request reprint Informed consent for research in critical care: implications for nursing
    Bronagh Blackwood
    Nurs Crit Care 11:151-3. 2006