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ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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ICU Management

Supporting the patient innovator

2018 16 Mar

Their inability to communicate effectively whilst he had a tracheostomy on the intensive care unit (ICU), had such a profound impact on Duncan Buckley and his wife, Lisa-Marie, that they developed a concept for a novel interactive communication device, called ‘ICU CHAT’. Together, they have been embedded within the multidisciplinary ICU research team... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR 2018: Radiologists talking to patients brings benefits

2018 13 Mar

Communicating radiological findings directly to patients following their MRI exam led to increased patient confidence in the radiology service, according to a study carried out at a private Swiss radiology clinic.Andreas Gutzeit, MD, of Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna Lucerne presented the research at the European Congress of Radiology, which was held in... Read more

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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Health Management

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