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Vol 35, No 2 (2019)

  • Contamination of pulse oximeter probes before and after decontamination 
  • Early identification and referral of organ donors in private hospitals 
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in a tertiary paediatric ICU 
  • Outcomes of patients admitted to the ICU for complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 
  • Time taken to perform a rapid sequence intubation in a simulated prehospital environment
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Vol 35, No 1 (2019)

• 2019 Critical Care Congress Abstracts 

• Artesunate compared with quinine for the treatment of severe malaria in adult patients 

• Tracheal tube cuff pressure monitoring: Assessing current practice in critically ill patients 

• Developing a theory of family care during critical illness 

• An unexpected acute coronary syndrome


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Vol 34, No 2 (2018)

• There’s more to weaning than just the lungs! 

• Family-centred care in the intensive care units 

• Parental satisfaction with the quality of care in a SA PICU 

• Characteristics, course and outcomes of children after cardiac arrest 

• Muscle strength and endurance to predict successful extubation in mechanically ventilated patients 

• Family - centred practices of health care professionals in three emergency departments in KZN

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Vol 34, No 1 (2018)

• Sepsis – follow the guidelines 

• Novel adjunctive therapies in the treatment of sepsis: A review 

• Early mobilisation practices of Zimbabwean ICU patients 

• Infection control challenges faced by ICU managers 

• Reliability of ultrasonic diaphragm thickness measurement 

• Abstracts of the CCSSA 2018 Congress


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Vol 33, No 2 (2017)

  • Antimicrobial usage in Trinidad, West Indies
  • Role of the ICU nurse in antimicrobial stewardship
  • Nurses᾽ knowledge about and attitudes toward organ donation in SA
  • Care practices of emergency nurses in SA
  • Abstracts of the CCSSA 2017 Congress
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Vol 33, No 1 (2017)

• Glucose control 

• Arterial line damping 

• Abdominal hypertension 

• Obstetrics in the ICU 

• Nursing DNR patients 

• Contaminated nebulisers


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Vol 32, No 2 (2016)

  • The needs of families of ICU patients
  • Implementing evidence-based guidelines
  • Critical care nursing practices in Rwanda
  • Critical care transfers – scope of practice
  • Blood storage during helicopter missions
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Vol 32, No 1 (2016)

• Physiotherapy in ICU

• Reducing paediatric VAP

• Vitamin C in septic shock

• Thrombocytopenia

• Abstracts – 2016 Critical Care Congress


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Vol 31, No 2 (2015)

  • Ethical research in the ICU
  • Moral distress of ICU nurses
  • Nutrition practices in SA ICUs
  • Colistin for VAP
  • Recognising stroke
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Vol 31, No 1 (2015)


  • H1N1 in the paediatric ICU 
  • Obstetric patient outcome in ICU 
  • Microbial resistance patterns in a secondary centre 
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia prevalence in KZN 
  • Verifying endotracheal tube placement


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Vol 30, No 2 (2014)

• Endotracheal tube cuff pressures

• Pharmaceutical care in the ICU

• Dysmagnesaemia in trauma

• Cultural competence of critical care nurses

• Fluid balance recording

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Vol 30, No 1 (2014)

  • Visitors in the intensive care unit
  • Knowledge of intensive care nurses
  • The effect of normal saline instillation on cardiorespiratory parameters in
  • intubated cardiothoracic patients
  • Comparison of Intellivent-ASV with conventional ASV and SIMV modes


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Vol 29, No 2 (2013)

• Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in South Africa

• Gut dysfunction in the critically ill − mechanisms and clinical implications

• Impact of antioxidant supplementation on clinical outcomes in the critically ill

• Ethical dilemmas facing intensivists in South Africa in the admission of patients with HIV infection requiring intensive care


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Vol 28, No 1 (2012)

•Intelligent ventilation in the ICU – history and potential
• Endotracheal tube cuff pressure management
• Intra-abdominal pressure – a predictor of severity and
mortality in severe acute pancreatitis
• Predicting mortality in elderly patients admitted to the ICU


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Vol 27, No 2 (2011)

Stewardship and the nursing profession
Oral care practices in the intensive care unit
Oral chorhexidine in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
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Vol 27, No 1 (2011)

• Malpractice in the ICU
• Intensive care nursing in South Africa
• The effect of intra-abdominal hypertension on gastro-intestinal function
• COPICON Congress 2011: Abstracts


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Vol 26, No 2 (2010)

PTSD and burnout in critical care nurses
Providing psychosocial support to families of critical ill trauma patients
Psychological sequelae following ICU admission
Critical Care Congress abstracts
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Vol 26, No 1 (2010)

Antibiotic therapy of surgical infections
A protocol to control MRSA in a surgical cardiac ICU
Role of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells from endotracheal aspirates
Recovery after penetrating trunk trauma and mechanical ventilation

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