Search Tag: ICU capacity

ICU Management

The Calm Before the Storm

2020 19 May

Preparing intensive care capacity for the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) has wrought havoc on hospitals throughout the world. As of 25th April 2020, the burden of disease in South Africa remains... Read more

ICU Management

ICU capacity strain: negative impact on care processes, outcomes

2018 04 Apr

Strained intensive care unit (ICU) capacity represents a fundamental supply-demand mismatch in ICU resources. A new systematic review has identified 16 indicators of strained ICU capacity across the spectrum of healthcare quality domains, noting that strain negatively impacts care processes and outcomes for patients as well as care providers. "The... Read more