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 update those released in 2002 and appear in January's Critical Care
There are always more important things to do than the mundane things,” said Craig Coopersmith, MD, associate director of the Center for Critical Care at Emory University in Atlanta. ... Coopersmith and colleagues did in the intensive care unit. Their
This simple finding could prove particularly useful during early critical care management,” they wrote. ... The study was published online by Critical Care Medicine on March 2.
advance care plan,. VAP prevention (head elevation), and. CRBSI prevention (CVC insertion protocol). ... Dr. Kirkland is a hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a critical care specialist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
than half of ICU days, a March 2009 Critical Care Medicine survey found. ... Many units don't. The Journal of Critical Care article found only 64% of ICUs had sedation protocols.
on critical care units.
Not surprisingly, then, the test is also the standard of care in many hospitals. ... His recommendations don't apply to surgical or critical care patients or those who have had an MI or stroke, he noted.).
The randomized trial's findings support close examination of ICU admission decisions, with the potential to safely reduce ICU beds, care, and costs, according to an accompanying editorial. ... ICU admission decisions, with the potential to safely reduce
The primary outcome was adherence to recommendations on managing ICU delirium from the American College of Critical Care Medicine's 2013 clinical practice guidelines. ... Results were published by Critical Care Medicine on Jan. 2 and appeared in the
The goal of the guideline, which was released during CHEST 2016, is to help physicians and other health care professionals determine when patients with acute respiratory failure can breathe on their