A new white paper from the Society of Critical Care Medicine calls for development of a common critical care medicine examination cosponsored by the medical specialty boards overseeing the subspecialty.
To avoid rejection of critical care codes, physicians must be familiar with coding definitions, and documentation must reflect the professional services that support the codes.
Point-of-care and critical care ultrasound—register now for November course | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in cooperation with ACP, are offering a course called “Point-of-Care and Critical Care Ultrasound, Incorporating Ultrasound in the Practice of Medicine.
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New recommendations on sharing decision making in critical care | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Clinicians should be trained in communication skills and shape the decision making process to individual patient preferences, advised the American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society.
Critical care requires constant attendance and supervision by the physician providing direct management of acute, complex, potentially life-threatening situations.
Plenary sessions, new research are highlights at 37th Critical Care Congress.
Estimates of ICU benefit differ among critical care physicians | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Decisions about ICU care may be tied to bed availability, family presence, and patient age, one study found, while another revealed wide variation among states in ICU admissions for Medicare patients.
The majority of hospitalists report that they treat ICU patients, and many feel insufficiently trained and supported.
Oral decontamination did not reduce multidrug-resistant bloodstream infections in ventilated patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The study of 13 European ICUs compared standard care to four-times-daily use of chlorohexidine 2% mouthwash, selective oropharyngeal decontamination, and selective digestive tract decontamination.