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Highlights from the I-I-I Blog

(I expert, I question, I answer)  A selection from the ICU Management & Practice I-I-I blog. Have you got something to say? Visit https://healthmanagement.org/c/icu/list/blog  or contact [email protected]g     Peter Pronovost Chief Clinical Transfo

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Paediatrics

It is never easy when children are in the hospital. And it is even more stressful when they're in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). When a child is admitted to the PICU, it means that they require the highest level of medical care. Children in the PICU present with different symptoms and c

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Quality improvement in the PICU – a primer for intensivists

Quality improvement provides tools that help the transformation of an intensive care unit into a highly reliable and safe environment, that nurtures continuous learning and delivery of high-quality care that improves patient experience and outcomes.   Despite advances in healthcare and

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Can Goal-Directed Therapy solve the economic burden of postsurgical complications?

How effective are less invasive or even noninvasive methods?   The clinical and economic burden of post-surgical complications and the economic impact of Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) implementation.     Improving the quality of care by reducing post-surg

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PICU Up! A multicomponent early mobility intervention for critically ill children

An overview of the 'PICU Up!' mobility programme at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, which integrates sleep promotion, delirium prevention, and sedation optimisation to increase mobilisation in critically ill children.   What is the PICU Up! Programme?   Paediatric intensive u

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Caring for the critically ill child  

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PICU-acquired complications: the new marker of the quality of care

This article describes the rise in PICU-acquired morbidities and its impact on patient outcomes. It discusses early rehabilitation strategies to improve patient outcomes in PICU.  Introduction Critical care has traditionally been focused on early recognition of life-threaten

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Caring for children in the PICU

From novel technology to family-centred care: new challenges for old needs Challenges and opportunities to improve care and practice in the PICU. “Martin, 2 years old. Sepsis and pneumoniae. High monitoring systems and modern therapies. A nurse is talking to his pare

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Virtual reality experience in the PICU

A pilot study at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago An overview of the virtual reality programme at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and its potential benefits on patient outcomes. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Ch

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Seven steps to design, procure, implement and maintain a Clinical Information System for your ICU

How to design, procure, test, parameterise, implement and maintain a Clinical Information System for an intensive care unit. Introduction e-Health applications, in our case Clinical Information Systems (CIS) or Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS), are taking medicine by storm,

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