Lauren R Sorce

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CONTEXT In uncontrolled clinical studies, prone positioning appeared to be safe and to improve oxygenation in pediatric patients with acute lung injury. However, the effect of prone positioning on clinical outcomes in children is not known. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that at the end of 28 days infants and children with acute lung injury treated with(More)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common disease in pediatrics. Certain subpopulations of children are at greatest risk for serious disease. However, previously healthy children also may become critically ill. In the clinic or the intensive care unit, children with RSV pose the challenge of how to treat a disease when evidence to support therapeutic(More)
Stakeholder-developed interventions are needed to support pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) communication and decision-making. Few publications delineate methods and outcomes of stakeholder engagement in research. We describe the process and impact of stakeholder engagement on developing a PICU communication and decision-making support intervention. We(More)
BACKGROUND The start of transpyloric feedings is often delayed because of challenges in reliably placing tubes blindly at the bedside. OBJECTIVE To determine whether tube placement with the guidance of a noninvasive computerized electromagnetic device shortens the time needed to achieve accurate placement of transpyloric feeding tubes in critically ill(More)
BACKGROUND Nurse practitioners (NPs) in pediatric intensive care units have increased dramatically over recent years. Although state regulations are changing pediatric nurse practitioner certification, licensure and credentialing requirements, available acute care, and critical care educational programs are limited. Thus, entry-level practitioners continue(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and prioritize research questions of concern to the practice of pediatric critical care nursing practice. DESIGN One-day consensus conference. By using a conceptual framework by Benner et al describing domains of practice in critical care nursing, nine international nurse researchers presented state-of-the-art lectures. Each(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of corneal abrasions in critically ill children requiring neuromuscular blockade (NMB) and to determine whether a moisture chamber over the eye is more effective in preventing corneal abrasions compared with standard therapy. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical trial. SETTING Three pediatric intensive care units at(More)
Advanced practice nurses (APNs) prescribe sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular blocking agents in the management of critically ill children. Although most children are unscathed from the use of the medications, some suffer adverse responses. This article elucidates adverse responses to these medications for the APN, including withdrawal syndrome, muscle(More)
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