Nurse-patient communication interactions in the intensive care unit.

@article{Happ2011NursepatientCI,
  title={Nurse-patient communication interactions in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Mary Beth Happ and Kathryn L. Garrett and Dana Thomas and Judith A. Tate and Elisabeth L. George and Martin P. Houze and Jill V. Radtke and Susan M. Sereika},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          e28-40
        }
}
  • M. Happ, K. Garrett, S. Sereika
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Medicine
  • American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
BACKGROUND The inability to speak during critical illness is a source of distress for patients, yet nurse-patient communication in the intensive care unit has not been systematically studied or measured. OBJECTIVES To describe communication interactions, methods, and assistive techniques between nurses and nonspeaking critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. METHODS Descriptive observational study of the nonintervention/usual care cohort from a larger clinical trial of nurse… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Nurses' communication with mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care units
TLDR
Conclusions derived from the study are that nurses need to be supported through informal and formal training on documentation and use of communication methods available.
Nurse and patient characteristics associated with duration of nurse talk during patient encounters in ICU.
Quality of Nurses’ Communication with Mechanically Ventilated Patients in a Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Abstract Objective. To describe the quality of the relationship between nurses and patients under mechanical ventilation. Methods. This observational study, performed in a cardiac surgery intensive
Exploring Communication Challenges Between Nurses and Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Structured Review.
TLDR
An evidence-based and multifactorial communication intervention encompassing staff skills development and training, development of relevant patient materials or devices and collaborations with relevant health professionals like speech and language therapists has the potential to improve nurse-patient communication in the ICU and hence improve patient outcomes.
Communication skills intervention: promoting effective communication between nurses and mechanically ventilated patients
TLDR
The findings of this study indicated that the application of augmentative and alternative communication devices and strategies can improve nurse-patient communication in intensive care units.
Determining the effectiveness of illustrated communication material for communication with intubated patients at an intensive care unit.
TLDR
Illustrated communication material was an effective method in communicating with intubated patients and control group patients had more difficulties communicating with the health-care staff.
Critical care nurses’ communication experiences with patients and families in an intensive care unit: A qualitative study
TLDR
It is indicated that critical care nurses should continuously aim to improve their existing skills regarding communication with patients and their care givers and acquire new communication skills to aid patient care.
Communicating to Non-Speaking Critically Ill Patients: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technique as an Essential Strategy
TLDR
The most commonly used strategies were reading the patient’s mouthing words, encouraging the patient by telling them that they are doing well and nurses helping them to get better, assessing the patients for their communication ability, and touching the non-speaking critically ill patient when the nurse speaks with the patient.
Use of electronic communication aids by temporarily nonvocal patients in the ICU
TLDR
Information regarding how patients use AAC devices may help nurses to better predict their patients’ communication needs and to facilitate effective communication.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 56 REFERENCES
Communication between nurse and patient during ventilator treatment: patient reports and RN evaluations.
TLDR
The results suggest the need for detailed examination of patients' potential for effective communication, evaluation of the communication skills of the RNs, and further investigation of devices that can help facilitate communication between RNs and patients during ventilator treatment.
The communication process with ventilator patients in the ICU as perceived by the nursing staff.
Nurse-patient interaction in the intensive care unit.
TLDR
The results of this study indicate that the quality and effect of the interactions between nurses and intubated patients in the ICU require further study to delineate the factors that contribute to the effective or ineffective communication.
Communication with critically ill patients.
TLDR
Investigating the experiences of a group of critical care Jordanian nurses concerning verbal communication with critically ill patients concluded that communication with sedated or unconscious patients in intensive care units should not be viewed as only an interactive process.
Interactions between nurses and patients on ventilators.
  • D. S. Hall
  • Medicine
    American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • 1996
TLDR
Patterns of interaction suggest that nurses spend more time providing patients with information that the nurses consider important, rather than assessing or responding to patients' needs.
Staff-patient communication in coronary care units.
TLDR
Communication is a major component of care which merits more consideration, including the needs of patients, visitors and nurses; the aims of nurse-patient-visitor communication; and approaches to improving it.
Communication and socialisation (1): An exploratory study and explanation for nurse-patient communication in an ITU.
  • A. Leathart
  • Medicine
    Intensive & critical care nursing
  • 1994
...
...