Mechanical Circulatory Support

Sleep, daytime function, and quality of life of patients with mechanical circulatory support

PURPOSE: To identify and describe: (1) characteristics of sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and quality of life (QOL) pre and post implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD); (2) changes in sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and QOL at baseline and 6 months post implant; and (3) relationships among the sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and QOL variables.

A Survey of nurses in the mechanical circulatory support programs in the United States. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.

This purpose of this study was to examine the role of nurses working in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) programs in the United States through a description of role characteristics, including demographic information, qualifications, compensation, job preparation, work setting and responsibilities, scope of practice, contributions to patient care, and organizational outcomes.

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