Laura Alberto

Laura Alberto
Universidad del Salvador | USAL · Faculty of Medicine

RN, BN, SEd, MEd., DipComSc., PhD
Researcher, Escuela de Enfermería & Instituto de Investigación en Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, USAL, Argentina

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Introduction
Laura Alberto is a PhD Candidate at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University. Laura does research nursing and sepsis research. Current project: The Nurse Initiated Sepsis Screening Study (The NISS study)

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Evidence on sepsis screening and care in developing nations is insufficient to inform implementation practices in hospital wards. The aim of this multi‐method study was to describe and evaluate the implementation of a three‐step intervention (sepsis screening, alert activation, care) in five wards in Argentina in 2017. The implementation involved t...
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Aim There is limited evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of a quick Sequential [Sepsis-Related] Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) sepsis screening (SS) tool in developing nation health settings. The aim of this study was to test the diagnostic accuracy of a qSOFA-based SS tool, and the predictive validity of the qSOFA score in hospital ward patients...
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Purpose: To examine the activities, concerns, and expectations of critical care nurses and professional critical care nursing organizations worldwide. Design: A descriptive survey methodology was used. This study is the fifth worldwide quadrennial review of its type to monitor variations in critical care nursing needs and provide robust evidence...
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The world is experiencing an unparalleled COVID-19 pandemic which highlighted the important role and contribution of critical care nurses worldwide. Argentinean health authorities and critical care organizations have delivered country wide education and support strategies to upskill the critical care nursing workforce. The challenges include to tai...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of implementing a sepsis screening (SS) tool based on the quick Sequential [Sepsis-Related] Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) and the presence of confirmed/suspected infection. The implementation of the 6-hour (6-h) bundle was also evaluated. Design: Interrupted times series with prosp...
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Background: Peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) use in health care is common worldwide. Failure of PIVCs is also common, resulting in premature removal and replacement. Objective: To investigate the characteristics, management practices, and outcomes of PIVCs internationally. Design: Setting/patients: Cross-sectional study. Hospitalized p...
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Introduction: Sepsis is a common condition observed outside critical care areas. The purpose of this review was to examine the application of sepsis screening tools for early recognition of sepsis in general hospitalised patients to: (i) identify the accuracy of these tools; (ii) determine the outcomes associated with their implementation and; (ii...
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Background: The Intensive Care Unit Liaison Nurse (ICULN), also known as an outreach nurse, is an advanced practice nursing role that emerged in the late 1990s in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). Little is known about this role in less developed economies. Objective: To describe the activities undertaken by ICULNs in Argentina. Methods:...
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To examine the activities and concerns of critical care nurses and professional critical care nursing organizations around the world and to identify expectations held of nursing leaders and policy makers to help address their concerns. This study is the fourth worldwide review of its type. Previous surveys were undertaken in 2001, 2005 and 2009. An...
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Over a billion peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are inserted each year in hospitalized patients worldwide. However, international data on prevalence and management of these devices are lacking. The study assessed the prevalence of PIVCs and their management practices across different regions of the world. This global audit involved 14 hospi...
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Critical care nursing organizations and activities: a fourth worldwide review. International Nursing Review 62, 453-461 Aim: To examine the activities and concerns of critical care nurses and professional critical care nursing organizations around the world and to identify expectations held of nursing leaders and policy makers to help address their...
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Florence Nightingale, fundadora de la enfermería moderna, en el siglo XIX afirmó que el rol de enfermería es asistir al proceso de reparación natural. Si bien esta aseveración hoy es cierta, la enfermería se ha desarrollado como una profesión en si misma, con su propio cuerpo de conocimientos, un espectro de práctica definido y una educación necesa...
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Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration in hospital patients has been promoted by many western countries to improve patient safety. In non-western and developing countries it is likely to be even more important to focus on strategies of patient safety. This paper reflects the services provided by Intensive Care Unit Liaison Nurses (ICU...
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Aim: The study aim was to profile the issues and activities of critical care nurses and professional critical care nursing organizations (CCNOs), and to identify expectations of the role of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. This information will determine how the critical care nursing specialty is changing over time and assist to formul...
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This study is the second world survey of critical care nursing organizations (CCNOs). The first survey was undertaken 6 years ago and data were collected from 23 countries over a 2-year period. The aim of the second survey was to profile the issues and activities of critical care nurses and their professional organizations, expanding on the previou...
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Ensuring a safe, dynamic, fulfilling, and rewarding work life for each critical care nurse is an unending task for the critical care manager. Ensuring a safe, comfortable, and secure environment for each patient and their family is equally challenging. The research into patient safety, workforce development, and educational preparation of critical...

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