A charge nurse from each unit was enlisted to be part of the RRT, along with a dedicated critical care nurse and respiratory therapist. ... MD, FACP, director of the critical care consult service and critical care informatics at Mount Sinai Health System
The study appears in the February issue of Critical Care Medicine.
Photo by Comstock. The diagnosis of sepsis was determined by the International Sepsis Definition Conference (ISDC) in 2001, an account of which was published in Critical Care Medicine in April 2003.
Researchers performed a secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized trial meant to improve end-of-life care for ICU patients at 14 Washington hospitals. ... regarding the anticipated time course to death,” they wrote, referring to a 2006
care (Critical Care Medicine, May 2007). ... For example, one study, published in Critical Care Medicine in February 1994, identified these warning signs often present within six hours of arrest:.
The 2012 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines Committee officially released updated guidelines for managing severe sepsis and septic shock during the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 42nd Congress last week. ... bodies. The guidelines, based on literature
Mathews. To ensure ongoing quality, 10% of point-of-care images are randomly selected and reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee (including emergency medicine, radiology, critical care, and cardiology) whose members then ... The American College of
The American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) has revised its clinical practice guidelines for managing pain, agitation and delirium in critically ill adults. ... The guidelines were supported by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the
Research revealed that one factor contributing to overcrowding was inefficient use of the telemetry unit, a resource-intensive critical care area. ... Reducing the paperwork made it easier for primary care teams to move forward immediately with
Antibiotic exposure upon discharge was not reflected in our days of therapy, so our intervention had a subsequent effect on postdischarge plan of care,” Dr. ... Boyd noted. She added that the concepts of antibiotic stewardship were already in place and