Kathleen A Puntillo

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acute musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department: a review of the literature and implications for the advanced practice nurse
    Roxanne Garbez
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    AACN Clin Issues 16:310-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint A pilot study on coexisting symptoms in intensive care patients
    Denise T Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 19:216-9. 2006
  3. pmc Challenge of assessing symptoms in seriously ill intensive care unit patients: can proxy reporters help?
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:2760-7. 2012
  4. pmc Symptoms experienced by intensive care unit patients at high risk of dying
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:2155-60. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Evaluation of pain in ICU patients
    Kathleen Puntillo
    Critical Care Trauma Program, Department of Physiological Nursing, 2 Koret Way, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Chest 135:1069-74. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of emergency nurses in assessment of patients' pain
    Kathleen Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Pain Manag Nurs 4:171-5. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Critical care nurses provide their perspectives of patients' symptoms in intensive care units
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    University of California San Francisco, Department of Physiological Nursing, San Francisco, California CA 94143 0610, USA
    Heart Lung 37:466-75. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Symptom experiences of family members of intensive care unit patients at high risk for dying
    Jennifer L McAdam
    Nursing Department, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:1078-85. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Burn injury pain: the continuing challenge
    Gretchen J Summer
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Pain 8:533-48. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Pain related to tracheal suctioning in awake acutely and critically ill adults: a descriptive study
    Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa
    School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:20-7. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Assessing and Treating Symptoms of Dying ICU Patients
    Kathleen Puntillo; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Palliation of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients
    Kathleen Puntillo; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Palliation of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients
    Kathleen A Puntillo; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Acute musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department: a review of the literature and implications for the advanced practice nurse
    Roxanne Garbez
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    AACN Clin Issues 16:310-9. 2005
    ..Promising areas for future research include targeting mechanisms of pain with specific medications, identifying vulnerable populations at risk for inadequate pain management, and universal use of a standardized pain rating scale...
  2. ncbi request reprint A pilot study on coexisting symptoms in intensive care patients
    Denise T Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 19:216-9. 2006
    ..Further research is needed to evaluate and validate the relationships among these symptoms and their impact on the health outcomes of ICU patients...
  3. pmc Challenge of assessing symptoms in seriously ill intensive care unit patients: can proxy reporters help?
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:2760-7. 2012
    ..e., the magnitude of a symptom sensation) and distress (i.e., the degree of emotionality that a symptom engenders) of symptoms among patients and proxy reporters...
  4. pmc Symptoms experienced by intensive care unit patients at high risk of dying
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:2155-60. 2010
    ..To provide a focused, detailed assessment of the symptom experiences of intensive care unit patients at high risk of dying and to evaluate the relationship between delirium and patients' symptom reports...
  5. doi request reprint Evaluation of pain in ICU patients
    Kathleen Puntillo
    Critical Care Trauma Program, Department of Physiological Nursing, 2 Koret Way, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Chest 135:1069-74. 2009
    ..Meticulous attention to the evaluation of a critically ill patient's pain provides the basis for selection of pain interventions and the subsequent assessment of the intervention's effectiveness...
  6. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of emergency nurses in assessment of patients' pain
    Kathleen Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Pain Manag Nurs 4:171-5. 2003
    ..Minimizing patient-nurse discrepancies in pain intensity ratings through careful evaluations and acceptance of the patient's self report of pain are important first steps in improving pain management in the Emergency Department...
  7. doi request reprint Critical care nurses provide their perspectives of patients' symptoms in intensive care units
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    University of California San Francisco, Department of Physiological Nursing, San Francisco, California CA 94143 0610, USA
    Heart Lung 37:466-75. 2008
    ..Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) can be adversely affected by distressing symptoms. When critically ill patients are unable to self-report symptoms, ICU nurses become proxy reporters...
  8. doi request reprint Symptom experiences of family members of intensive care unit patients at high risk for dying
    Jennifer L McAdam
    Nursing Department, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:1078-85. 2010
    ..To describe the symptom experiences of family members of patients at high risk for dying in the intensive care unit and to assess risk factors associated with higher symptom burden...
  9. ncbi request reprint Burn injury pain: the continuing challenge
    Gretchen J Summer
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Pain 8:533-48. 2007
    ..The paucity of information highlights the need for research that explores and advances the identification of mechanisms of acute and chronic burn injury pain...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pain related to tracheal suctioning in awake acutely and critically ill adults: a descriptive study
    Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa
    School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:20-7. 2008
    ..Individualized pain management must be performed by healthcare providers in order to respond to patients' needs as they undergo painful procedures such as tracheal suctioning...
  11. doi request reprint Acute wound pain: gaining a better understanding
    Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 22:373-80; quiz 381-2. 2009
    ..Describe the causes of acute wound pain. 2. Discuss research findings related to the physiology of wound pain. 3. Identify current concepts in the management of acute wound pain...
  12. pmc The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life
    Alexander K Smith
    University of California, San Francisco, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:563-9. 2010
    ..The epidemiology of pain during the last years of life has not been well described...
  13. doi request reprint Unrecognized contributions of families in the intensive care unit
    Jennifer L McAdam
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Intensive Care Med 34:1097-101. 2008
    ..To describe the contributions to care that family members perform while their loved one is at high risk of dying in the intensive care unit...
  14. ncbi request reprint Pain in the older adult in the intensive care unit
    Carla Graf
    Department of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus L171, Box 0210, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Crit Care Clin 19:749-70. 2003
    ..quot; Only then can we anticipate the impacts of chronic and critical illnesses and realize reliable and superior comfort for the elderly...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in symptom experiences of patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Wan Chen
    School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:553-62. 2005
    ..Significant gender differences were observed in the reports of several symptoms associated with ACS. This study is the first to identify different pain/discomfort referral patterns between men and women that require further validation...
  16. ncbi request reprint What patients with abdominal pain expect about pain relief in the emergency department
    Alisa M Yee
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mt Zion, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 32:281-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe patients' expectations for pain relief and how communication of their pain to nurses and physicians affected their overall pain relief...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pain after discharge: A pilot study of factors associated with pain management and functional status
    Roxanne O Garbez
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 32:288-93. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Communication between physicians and nurses as a target for improving end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: challenges and opportunities for moving forward
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S332-40. 2006
    ..When communication is clear and constructive and practice is truly collaborative, the end-of-life care provided to intensive care unit patients and families by satisfied and engaged professionals will improve markedly...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pain behaviors observed during six common procedures: results from Thunder Project II
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    Critical Care Trauma Graduate Nursing Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:421-7. 2004
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  20. ncbi request reprint Appropriately timed analgesics control pain due to chest tube removal
    Kathleen Puntillo
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Am J Crit Care 13:292-301; discussion 302; quiz 303-4. 2004
    ..Pain during chest tube removal can be moderately to severely intense and distressful to patients. Little evidence-based research has guided clinicians in attempts to alleviate such pain...
  21. ncbi request reprint What is the current evidence on pain and sedation assessment in nonresponsive patients in the intensive care unit?
    Denise Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 24:68, 70, 72-3. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint A review of objective pain measures for use with critical care adult patients unable to self-report
    Denise Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA ucsf edu
    J Pain 9:2-10. 2008
    ..PERSPECTIVE: This review provides clinicians with a summary of the psychometric properties of 6 objective pain measures and discusses their applicability for use to assess pain in critically ill adult patients unable to self-report...
  23. ncbi request reprint The influence of chief complaint on opioid use in the emergency department
    Kathleen Puntillo
    University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, USA
    J Opioid Manag 2:228-35. 2006
    ..Our findings lead us to conclude that clinicians inaccurately infer severity of patient pain. This in turn can influence the prescription of opioids and the patient's decrease in pain...
  24. ncbi request reprint Practices and predictors of analgesic interventions for adults undergoing painful procedures
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Crit Care 11:415-29; quiz 430-1. 2002
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  25. pmc Studying physician-patient communication in the acute care setting: the hospitalist rapport study
    Wendy G Anderson
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0903, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:275-9. 2011
    ..To assess the feasibility of studying physician-patient communication in the acute care setting...
  26. ncbi request reprint TrkA and PKC-epsilon in thermal burn-induced mechanical hyperalgesia in the rat
    Gretchen J Summer
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Pain 7:884-91. 2006
    ..We also perform proof of concept experiments demonstrating that our model provides a method to elucidate the mechanism of this important clinical condition...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of a pain assessment and intervention notation (P.A.I.N.) tool in critical care nursing practice: nurses' evaluations
    Kathleen A Puntillo
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 0610, USA
    Heart Lung 31:303-14. 2002
    ..Use of a printed, standardized pain assessment and intervention tool can stimulate critical thinking and provide a framework for organizing pain assessment and management data...
  28. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of critically ill Filipino patients and their families toward advance directives
    Jennifer L McAdam
    School of Nursing, The University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Crit Care 14:17-25. 2005
    ..Advance directives are important but often underused tools in critical care. Healthcare professionals' understanding of how culture influences attitudes toward advance directives can improve knowledge and completion of these documents...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in symptoms associated with acute myocardial infarction: a review of the research
    Wan Chen
    School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, Box 0606, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Heart Lung 34:240-7. 2005
    ..More studies are needed to confirm gender differences in symptom experiences of AMI...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment and management in the critically ill: wizardry or science?
    Kathleen Puntillo
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Crit Care 12:310-6. 2003
    ..Special emphasis is placed on results from the Thunder Project II, a major multisite investigation of procedural pain...
  31. doi request reprint Evaluations of physiologic reactivity and reflexive behaviors during noxious procedures in sedated critically ill patients
    Denise Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Crit Care 24:472.e9-13. 2009
    ..The study aimed to describe cardiovascular and pupil reactivity and behavioral responses between noxious and nonnoxious procedures in sedated ICU patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Wound care pain in hospitalized adult patients
    Nancy A Stotts
    University of California San Francisco, School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Heart Lung 33:321-32. 2004
    ..Wound care (WC) is an important part of treatment for hospitalized patients with wounds. There is a paucity of data about the type or amount of pain patients experience during WC...
  33. pmc Ensuring cross-cultural equivalence in translation of research consents and clinical documents: a systematic process for translating English to Chinese
    Cheng Chih Lee
    University of California, San Francisco
    J Transcult Nurs 20:77-82. 2009
    ..The linguistic discrepancies that arise in the process of ensuring cross-cultural congruency or equivalency between the two languages are presented to promote the development of patient-accessible cross-cultural documents...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment and management in critically ill intubated patients: a retrospective study
    Celine Gelinas
    Faculty of Nursing, University Laval, Quebec City, Quebec
    Am J Crit Care 13:126-35. 2004
    ..Little research has been done on pain assessment in critical care, especially in patients who cannot communicate verbally...
  35. ncbi request reprint Intensive care unit quality improvement: a "how-to" guide for the interdisciplinary team
    J Randall Curtis
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:211-8. 2006
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Research Grants5

  1. Assessing and Treating Symptoms of Dying ICU Patients
    Kathleen Puntillo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Results will also contribute empirical data needed to generate and test hypotheses concerning appropriate symptom assessment and management interventions. ..
  2. Palliation of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients
    Kathleen Puntillo; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study will also identify the most important factors that make ICU patients thirsty so that future research studies can test how to relieve those factors and/or make interventions for thirst more readily available. ..
  3. Palliation of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients
    Kathleen A Puntillo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study will also identify the most important factors that make ICU patients thirsty so that future research studies can test how to relieve those factors and/or make interventions for thirst more readily available. ..