The SwabCap product line complements the ICU
Medical Clave line of needle-free connectors, ICU
A nurse testified that the ICU
head had ordered her to unplug the patient's oxygen monitor.
At Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the multidisciplinary Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery group is looking beyond patient mortality and focusing on the impact of critical illness on ICU
survivors' longer-term outcomes.
Not surprisingly, ICU
patient care accounts for at least 20 percent of hospitals' operating budgets, often even more.
Five nurses, namely Nazia Noor, Shamim Akhter, Aasia, Sehrish and Iqra were in the ICU
on duty, along with duty doctor Dr Azam, who was in his office adjacent to the ward.
However, there is a shortage of intensivists, which has led to the use of telemedicine technology to allow intensivists to remotely and simultaneously care for patients in several ICUs
]), thus extending their reach," the authors said.
Research has shown that providing early intervention to patients with deteriorating conditions by critical care health care providers outside the walls of the ICU
decreases the incidence of cardiac arrest (Bellomo et al.
In public hospitals without an ICU
, the distance to an ICU
was 100 km or less for approximately 50% of hospitals, and less than 10% of these hospitals were more than 300 km away.
12-14) The investigators were able to show the baneful effects of the ICU
environment on the psyche of the suffering, sleep-deprived patient, but initially did not appreciate that denial could be a very helpful coping mechanism--the antithesis of Freudian dogma
For cardiovascular disorders and many other diseases for which hyperglycemia was associated with increased ICU
mortality, the risk of death increased in a stepwise fashion with increases in the level of mean blood glucose from 111-145 mg/dL to more than 300 mg/dL.
I had been working in a surgical ward when I discovered I had been placed on the ICU
roster by nursing management.
Permission was also granted by the respective hospitals and the ICU