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The role of speech and language therapy in critical care

2018 01 Jun

The role of speech and language therapists (SLTs) in critical care can be unclear so this article sets out the scope of practice to increase awareness of the value of SLTs as part of the wider multidisciplinary team. Speech and language therapists (SLT) are trained to deliver specialist clinical services to adults with a broad range of disorders,... Read more

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Have you answered these surveys on intensive care medicine?

2018 01 Jun

Three surveys seeking information from ICUs around the world are currently open for data collection.   ICU inter-professional rounding practices This online survey, supported by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, is led by Dr. Andre Amaral, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. It is open to... Read more

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Implementation of early and structured rehabilitation in ICU

2017 22 Nov

The importance of multidisciplinary team working and communication Early 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... Read more

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What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments

2017 19 Sep

How much do clinicians—and patients—really know about the likely outcomes of the decisions they make, and how can we help them know more? Should I start taking statins? Should I go for a breast cancer or prostate cancer screening test? Or even just should I take another ibuprofen for my backache—that headline about them potentially causing... Read more

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Continuing rehabilitation after intensive care unit discharge

2017 15 Sep

Opportunities for technology and innovation This article discusses technological innovations that promote survival and enhance recovery, starting within the ICU with developments in ventilation, sedation, early mobility and ICU design. Post-ICU, the establishment of follow-up services is discussed, as are initiatives for sharing patient information... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 2, 2017

2017 28 May

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From Independent Attorney to Critically Ill Patient

2017 28 May

How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Changed My Life in a Split Second Life changed forever when Eileen Rubin was hospitalised with ARDS. After a slow recovery it was time to give something back, and Eileen went on to co-found the ARDS Foundation.   “I can’t breathe. I think I’m dying.” Those were the words I gasped to my mother less than... Read more

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2017 06 Mar

1. Practise Good Self-Care It’s vital for your personal wellbeing that you take adequate breaks from work, including time for relaxation and respite in the form of hobbies and outdoor activities. Yoga and meditation can be particularly helpful for maintaining a balanced and clear mind, which equips you for making good, logical decisions that are not... Read more

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Social Media and Quality Improvement in Radiology

2016 31 Oct

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiologists demonstrates the ability that social media offers us to form a cohesive community, facilitate multi-institutional collaboration, empower patients to actively participate in healthcare decisions, stay updated on trends and issues associated with healthcare, and promote quality improvement... Read more