Patients' recollection of intensive care unit experience.

Abstract:

:This study evaluates the recall of 100 patients after ICU admission. There was a wide spectrum of race, religion, occupation, and educational levels. The more common diagnoses included asthma, pneumonia, trauma, and adult respiratory distress syndrome. The average Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) score was 12.3, and 68% of the patients were mechanically ventilated. The ICU atmosphere was described as friendly or relaxed by 94% of patients. Confidence in doctors and nurses was good. The most frequently reported unpleasant experiences were arterial blood gas sampling (48% of patients) and tracheal suctioning (30 of 68 ventilated patients). Only 6% of patients disliked ward rounds and discussion around the bedside. This study suggests that arterial lines or pulse oximetry could be used to avoid frequent arterial blood gas analyses and that tracheal suctioning should be performed with greater care. The need for better communication with patients is emphasized.

journal_name

Crit Care Med

journal_title

Critical care medicine

authors

Turner JS,Briggs SJ,Springhorn HE,Potgieter PD

doi

10.1097/00003246-199009000-00012

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1990-09-01 00:00:00

pages

966-8

issue

9

eissn

0090-3493

issn

1530-0293

journal_volume

18

pub_type

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