Search Tag: Discharge

ICU Management

2015 14 Apr

The intensive care unit (ICU) is an ethically charged environment: life and death decisions are made daily. Particularly when medical criteria alone are insufficient in deciding what is the right thing to do, healthcare professionals can be faced with an ethical dilemma. For example, deciding whether to discharge a patient not quite ready for the general...Read more

ICU Management

2014 29 Sep

Safe ICU discharge is a matter of patient status and infrastructure, according to Peter van der Voort, Amsterdam, speaking at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine annual congress in Barcelona today. Making discharge of patients safer, whether they are discharged home or to another ward in the hospital, is important in preventing readmission...Read more