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ICU-Related Loss of Quality of Life After COVID-19

2022 12 Apr

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the number of hospital admissions, including many patients presenting acute respiratory failure. Approximately 15% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients require ICU admission.  It is well established that the physical and psychological impact of an ICU stay on patients can be quite significant and prolonged.... Read more

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SOA 2022 - State of the Art

2022 28 Jun

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Sepsis in Critical Care

2022 12 Apr

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electronic Poor Outcome Screening (ePOS) Score

2022 21 Mar

The number of elderly and multimorbid patients admitted to the ICU continues to increase. These patients are at a high risk of dying and are likely to suffer from poor long-term outcomes such as functional and cognitive impairment, psychological distress and 6-month mortality. In addition, these patients have complex palliative care needs and could... Read more

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The Getinge OR Days - Creating Value in Healthcare

2022 30 Mar

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Physical Rehabilitation in the ICU

2022 01 Mar

Approximately 65% of patients who survive critical illness suffer clinically detectable weakness due to muscle mass loss, myopathy and polyneuropathy. These changes occur early in ICU admission and are associated with prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation and increased ICU and hospital length of stay. Clinical weakness is also associated with... Read more

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Processes to Reduce Medication Errors in the ICU

2022 17 Feb

Medication errors are common in the complex environment of the ICU. This article provides an overview of the prevalence and impact of these errors and the processes that could help reduce their incidence. Introduction Medicines are the most widely used intervention in the critical care environment, and errors in medication use are a well-established... Read more