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Editorial - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2022) Volume 5, Issue 5

Complexity and communication challanges in the intensive care unit when high patient acuity.

Emma T. Latte*

Emergency Department, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
Emma T. Latte
Emergency Department
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Received: 24-Sept-2022, Manuscript No. AAICCN-22-82498; Editor assigned: 26-Sept-2022, PreQC No. AAICCN-22-82498(PQ); Reviewed:04-Oct-2022, QC No. AAICCN-22-82498; Revised:18-Oct-2022, Manuscript No. AAICCN-22-82498(R); Published: 21-Oct-2022, DOI: 10.35841/aaiccn-5.5.124

Citation: Latte TE. Complexity and communication challanges in the intensive care unit when high patient acuity. J Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2022;5(5):124

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Intensive care units (ICUs) are sophisticated socio-technical systems. Improvement efforts in these situations should be congruent with their qualities, both logically and practically. This article includes a comprehensive analysis of 91 studies of interventions in adult intensive care units, with the goal of determining the extent to which they account for five principles for coping with complexity.

Nursing intensity, nursing work, nursing workload, patient acuity, and degree of sickness are all phrases connected with the concept of nursing care complexity. The ICU complex is equipped with all necessary cutting-edge technology and carefully trained personnel to care for critically ill patients.


The construction of thematic units related to nurses' competences was made possible by data grouping: nursing care management, high-complexity nursing care delivery, decision making, leadership, communication, continuing/permanent education, human resource management, and material resource management. The indicated professional competencies can help to shape the profile of nurses working in intensive care units and drive/mobilize the improvement of nursing care practises [1].

For critically ill patients, the intensive care unit provides sophisticated care. As a result of the nature of critical disease and the therapies used in intensive care, patients are frequently confined to bed for extended periods of time with limited mobility. It has been acknowledged that mobilising critically sick patients is advantageous to patients' recovery, yet implementing early mobility as a standard of care remains problematic in practise. Create the research topic, specify the study inclusion and exclusion criteria, and direct the database search technique. Computerised databases were searched. Articles on quality improvement that identified project execution of mechanically ventilated adult intensive care patients were included. After reviewing the articles, extracting project data, and compiling summary tables, the quality improvement projects were critically appraised using the Quality Improvement Minimum Quality Criteria Set. To synthesise the varied implementation strategies utilised by the projects to assist bring about changes in clinician behaviour, a modified version of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care taxonomy was adopted. In nine projects, a formal framework was employed to guide the quality improvement process. The three most often used groups of implementation tactics were educational seminars, clinical practise guidelines and personalised interventions. Managing the change process through strong leadership, creating strategies and interventions to overcome barriers to implementation, multidisciplinary team collaboration and data collection and feedback drove successful and sustained early mobility practise change [2].

To revise the Society of Critical Care Medicine's guidelines for ICU admission, discharge, and triage, thereby providing a foundation for clinical practise, institutional policy making, and future research. An appointed Task Force took a consistent, methodical, and evidence-based approach in reviewing the literature to establish these guidelines. The assessment of the evidence and recommendations was based on the principles of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation method. The general subject was addressed in sections: admission criteria and benefits of different levels of care, triage, discharge timing and strategies, use of outreach programmes to supplement ICU care, quality assurance/improvement and metrics, nonbeneficial treatment in the ICU, and rationing considerations [3].

Palliative care is becoming more prevalent in surgical intensive care units (SICU). The term "responsibility" refers to the act of determining whether or not a person is responsible for the actions of another person. Can be used to make a case for why we don't have to. It's a good idea if you've got a few minutes to spare and for a few minutes to get the best out of it. Palliative care enhances the SICU team's ability to recognise pain and distress; establish the patient's wishes, beliefs, and values and their impact on decision making; develop flexible communication strategies; conduct family meetings and establish goals of care; provide family support during the dying process; help resolve team conflicts; and establish reasonable goals for life support and resuscitation. There are educational options to improve end-of-life management abilities. It is critical to understand how traditional palliative and surgical cultures may influence palliative care integration into the SICU. Palliative care can make an important "value-added" contribution to the care of critically ill SICU patients [4].

Although the policy documents adhere to widely accepted standards for implementing palliative and end-of-life care in intensive care units, they do not reflect Indian reality. The study demonstrates local complexities that are not addressed by the policy provisions. This include difficulties faced by intensivists and physicians in arriving at a consensus decision, challenges in death prognostication, hurdles in providing compassionate care, providing "culture-specific" religious and spiritual care, barriers in effective communication, limitations of documenting end-of-life decisions, and ambiguities in defining modalities of palliative care. Furthermore, the policy texts primarily ignore the particular needs of elderly patients [5].


To determine the critical parameters that contributes to the successful implementation and long-term sustainability of early mobilisation in adult intensive care units. When developing a comparable mobility programme, using a quality improvement appraisal tool can assist in identifying high-quality initiatives. Despite the fact that initiatives were carried out in a range of intensive care unit settings, and implementation frameworks and techniques differed, they all started with a strong leadership commitment to early mobilisation. This coupled with applying the quality improvement process and interdisciplinary team approach ensured success and sustainability of moving ventilated patients.

Despite the fact that these are administrative rules, the topics covered cover complicated ethical and medico-legal concerns of patient care that affect daily clinical practise. Due to a scarcity of high-quality information, it was impossible to answer all of the questions about ICU admission, discharge, and triage.


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