Search Tag: safety

ICU Management

Reducing avoidable harm and death from sepsis and acute kidney injury

2017 22 Nov

Achieving large-scale behaviour change with the NHS Wales programmeIn 2016 NHS Wales received the Global Sepsis Award, recognising the work throughout the healthcare system on improving identification and treatment of sepsis, which has coincided with an apparent reduction in mortality and ICU admissions for patients with two International Statistical... Read more

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

Physical rehabilitation in the ICU: understanding the evidence

2017 15 Sep

Reviews the latest evidence evaluating physical rehabilitation in the intensive care unit setting and future directions for the field.   Survivors of critical illness frequently experience poor physical outcomes, including persistent impairments in muscle strength, exercise capacity and physical function (Pfoh et al. 2016; Herridge et al. 2011; Dinglas... Read more

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Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

2017 16 Mar

What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director why they should hire human factors specialists?   Human Factors (HF) is the study of how people interact physically and psychologically with their environment—this includes the products, tools, procedures and processes they interact with. HF professionals use insights about human limitations,... Read more

Health Management

2016 08 Dec

Ahead of the introduction of the new Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD) to GB and Northern Ireland law in February 2018, an expert working party has published a practical guide for hospitals to help ensure optimum dose management and patient safety when administering CT scans and X-rays. Through the standardisation of medical imaging and the... Read more

Health Management

2016 08 Dec

As a result of an approach from the Health & Safety Executive the AXREM Service Managers Specialist Focus Group believe there is an important rationale for the development of a common Radiation Controlled Area and Equipment Handover Document   AXREM members believe it is important to ensure there is cooperation between employers in line with IRR 99... Read more

Executive Health Management

40th IHF World Hospital Congress

2016 14 Mar

The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) dates back to 1929, when it was first held in Atlantic City, USA as a biennial event. It is the unique global forum where multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences in health sector management and service delivery is facilitated. Leaders of key national... Read more