Consecutive Nursing #Shifts and the Risk of #Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Patients Who Are Receiving Intravenous Insulin: A Multicentre Study

STUDY OBJECTIVES:Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses commonly work multiple consecutive 12-hr shifts that leave little time for sleep between work shifts. Working multiple consecutive shifts could compromise vigilance and patient care, especially with respect to managing high risk medications such as insulin infusions.. We identified patients who had hypoglycemia (glucose <=3.5mmol/l, 63 mg/dl) between December 2008 and December 2009 in 3 ICUs in Vancouver, British … Continue reading Consecutive Nursing #Shifts and the Risk of #Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Patients Who Are Receiving Intravenous Insulin: A Multicentre Study

Long #Working Hours and the Prevalence of Masked and Sustained #Hypertension

Previous studies on the effect of long working hours on blood pressure have shown inconsistent results. Mixed findings could be attributable to limitations related to blood pressure measurement and the lack of consideration of masked hypertension.. Ambulatory blood pressure was defined as the mean of the next readings recorded every 15 minutes during daytime working hours. Masked hypertension was defined as clinic blood pressure < … Continue reading Long #Working Hours and the Prevalence of Masked and Sustained #Hypertension