Affiliation: Queen's University Belfast
- Can protocolised-weaning developed in the United States transfer to the United Kingdom context: a discussionBronagh 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)...
- Severe sepsis: patient management focusing on administration of drotrecogin alpha (activated) infusionCaroline 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...
- Use of weaning protocols for reducing duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysisBronagh 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...
- Core Outcomes in Ventilation Trials (COVenT): protocol for a core outcome set using a Delphi survey with a nested randomised trial and observational cohort studyBronagh Blackwood
Centre for Infection and Immunity, Queen s University Belfast, Health Sciences Building, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AE, Northern Ireland
Trials 16:368. 2015..The Core Outcomes in Ventilation Trials (COVenT) study aims to develop a set of core outcomes for use in future ventilation trials in mechanically ventilated adults and children...
- The implausibility of 'usual care' in an open system: sedation and weaning practices in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) in the United Kingdom (UK)Bronagh Blackwood
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK
Trials 16:325. 2015..Hence outcomes cannot be understood without considering usual care and factors that may affect implementation and impact on the intervention...
- Effectiveness of a programme of exercise on physical function in survivors of critical illness following discharge from the ICU: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (REVIVE)Brenda O'Neill
Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies CHaRT, Institute of Nursing and Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, UK
Trials 15:146. 2014..The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a 6-week programme of exercise on physical function in patients discharged from hospital following critical illness compared to standard care...
- Role responsibilities in mechanical ventilation and weaning in pediatric intensive care units: a national surveyBronagh Blackwood
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
Am J Crit Care 22:189-97. 2013....
- 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 trialBronagh 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....
- Decisional responsibility for mechanical ventilation and weaning: an international surveyLouise 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...
- 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 protocolGillian 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...
- Research priorities of adult intensive care nurses in 20 European countries: a Delphi studyBronagh 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)...
- Protocolized vs. non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients: Cochrane review protocolBronagh Blackwood
Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen s University Belfast, UK
J Adv Nurs 65:957-64. 2009....
- Commentary: Nemoto T et al. (1999). Automatic control of pressure support mechanical ventilation using fuzzy logicBronagh 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
- An evaluation of protocolised weaning on the duration of mechanical ventilationB 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...
- The art and science of predicting patient readiness for weaning from mechanical ventilationB 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....
- Protocolized weaning from mechanical ventilation: ICU physicians' viewsBronagh 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...
- The impact of nurse-directed protocolised-weaning from mechanical ventilation on nursing practice: a quasi-experimental studyBronagh 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...
- 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...
- Methodological issues in evaluating complex healthcare interventionsBronagh 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...
- 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...
- 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 protocolJennifer McGaughey
The School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit, Queen s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
J Adv Nurs 66:923-32. 2010....
- A systematic review protocol on the use of teaching portfolios for educators in further and higher educationKaren 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...
- Truth-telling versus hope: a dilemma in practiceA 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...
- Informed consent for research in critical care: implications for nursingBronagh Blackwood
Nurs Crit Care 11:151-3. 2006