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ICU Management

Effective education for palliative care: communication as a procedure

2017 22 Nov

Palliative care for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit is increasingly in the mainstream, and palliative care principles are vital to ensure comprehensive patient care. ICU Management & Practice spoke to Caroline J. Hurd, MD, Director of Education Operations at UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, about the purpose of palliative... 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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Decision Support Tool for ICU Patients' Families

2017 25 Apr

Families of intensive care unit (ICU) patients perceive severe deficiencies in communication about decision making. A new study finds that an online decision support tool is an acceptable and valuable tool as perceived by the family members of critically ill patients. The findings are reported in Journal of Critical Care.Critically ill, mechanically... Read more

IT Management

2017 25 Apr

Digitisation is a term thrown around in the public sector, and the NHS is no exception. Just like many organisations, it faces backlogs, inefficiencies and administration burdens, but there is a solution: technology.   Technology can help NHS employees offer the best level of patient support, and in return, reduce stress and improve recovery. Adopting... Read more

Cardiology Management

Good Communication Helps Improve Heart Patient Outcomes

2017 03 Apr

New research findings support evidence showing that effective patient-physician communication has a positive effect on the patient's health. In a survey of 6,810 patients with atherosclerosis, those who reported good communication with their healthcare providers were less likely to use the emergency room and more likely to comply with their treatment... Read more

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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A Healthcare Chat Bot Named Shaila

2016 13 Nov

AUTOMATISED HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION ON THE RISE   In April this year I and Thomas Schulz started the pilot project Shaila under the brand Smarthealthlab. The task: to explore the fast growing chatbot technology for healthcare with Shaila (Smart Health Artificial Intelligence Lab Activity).   To make that algorithm more tangible we chose a visual of... Read more

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New App for Patients Who Can't Speak

2016 07 Nov

An app for patients who cannot communicate has been developed by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre’s intensive care department. The app (voICe) was released in Dutch in 2013 and is now available in English. It consists of 50 pictograms, for adults and children, grouped in 6 themes, that speak and show the text. When the pictogram is touched,... Read more

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Quality and Safety: What Have We Learned?

2016 04 Oct

Communication is key when it comes to improving quality and safety in intensive care, according to Todd Dorman, President, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Professor and Vice Chair Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University. “We need to create a culture where mistakes will be identified”, he said.Speaking at the Global Tracheostomy Collective meeting... Read more

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10 Ways to Address Moral Distress in the ICU

2016 24 Sep

Moral distress is a reality and should be addressed by a culture of frank disclosure and good team communication. Although it is hard to find the time and space to do this, there are things that can help, says paediatric intensivist, Daniel Garros, writing in Frontiers in Pediatrics.Garros, Staff intensivist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University... Read more