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Benefits of CRM education and simulation in intensive care and emergency medicine

2017 22 Nov

First developed in aviation, CRM education facilitates prevention of accidents in medicine. Beyond the improvement of technical skills, the simulation can provide to learners the capacity to work with other team members, to pay attention to the work environment and to manage physiological or psychological constraints in critical situations.   Activity... Read more

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Integration of nurse practitioners into the critical care team

2017 22 Nov

A viable approach to meet pressing challengesAs the demands of critical care medicine increase one viable option to meet needs is the addition of a nurse practitioner to the traditional structure of the critical care team. The purpose of this article is to convey our positive experience of physician and nurse practitioner integration into the critical... Read more

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Implementation of early and structured rehabilitation in ICU

2017 22 Nov

The importance of multidisciplinary team working and communicationEarly mobility has been shown to be both safe and feasible within critical care populations. When introduced, early mobilisation programmes are associated with an improvement in short-term outcomes and long-term recovery in critical care patients. Despite this, point prevalence surveys... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Psychological safety vital to patient care

2017 25 Sep

Speaking up is vital to patient safety, but healthcare professionals need a climate of psychological safety to be able to do so, said Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School. Edmondson was the keynote speaker at the 30th congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, meeting in Vienna... Read more

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From command and control to modern approaches to leadership

2017 15 Sep

Historical command and control approaches to leadership fail in building relationships and engendering engagement and thus do not enhance performance like modern approaches to leadership.    Historically, leadership in medicine was taught and practised in an approach akin to the military paradigm of command and control. It was believed that given the... Read more

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Why You Should Always Debrief Your Resuscitations

2017 28 May

Everyone who is active in resuscitation teams will admit: treating a patient in cardiac arrest is a challenge and often things will not go as you would like them to. This can lead to negative feelings when the resuscitation attempt has ended, either because the patient did not regain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or the patient is transported... Read more

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How to Run Successful Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit

2017 28 May

Rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) allow for scheduled discussions in which healthcare providers review clinical information and develop care plans for critically ill patients. Despite this straightforward concept, there is widespread variability in numerous components of rounds. While some of these differences are culturally rooted and, as such,... Read more