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ICU Management

Outcomes of ABCDE Bundle in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

2019 26 Jun

Increasing focus on ICU utilisation and survivorship has also resulted in a greater focus on the long-term consequences of critical illness. Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is characterised by physical, cognitive, and emotional manifestations and can have a long-lasting impact on survivors of ICU as well as their families and caregivers. ... Read more

Executive Health Management

Top Target Treatments infographic

2019 22 May

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ICU Management

Study: Massage and Guided Imagery Can Reduce Pain and Anxiety

2017 01 Feb

Clinical massage and guided imagery may improve patients’ comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse (CCN) , the journal of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Researchers with Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, found that patients in a progressive (intermediate) care unit reported... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Pain Assessment and Management for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Seeking Best Practices

2016 30 Nov

 This review article focuses on research-based advances in pain assessment practices in intensive care units (ICUs), and stresses clinician consideration of multimodal analgesic techniques for pain management in ICUs.   Over the past 30 years, attention devoted to pain experienced by intensive care unit (ICU) patients has evolved from recognising... Read more

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How Doctors Can Address Suffering

2015 22 Dec

Doctors can play a pivotal role in addressing suffering if they can expand how they work with patients, according to an opinion piece published in JAMA by University of Rochester Professor Ronald M. Epstein, MD, and oncologist Anthony L. Back, University of Washington. “Patients suffer. Yet clinical care has moved away from addressing suffering”,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Interventional Radiology: Osteoporosis Pain Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty appear to be equally effective in substantially reducing pain and disability in osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures, according to new findings from Baylor’s interventional radiology department. Currently, nearly three in four osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures undergo kyphoplasty, a minimally-invasive... Read more

ICU Management

Trial: Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the ED is Effective for Non-Traumatic Abdominal Pain

2015 23 Jun

Two randomised controlled trials of patient-administered patient relief in the emergency department have found that they are effective in reducing pain. Currently, patients arriving in emergency departments may be administered morphine intravenously by a nurse. Whilst this is safe and works, it takes up nursing time. Two randomised controlled trials... Read more

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How to Manage Pain in the ER

2015 16 Jun

A simple yes/no question could be an effective tool to help patients decide for themselves whether their pain is adequately controlled, according to researchers conducting a study to evaluate the efficacy of a new evidence-based protocol to treat acute, severe pain in emergency department patients.   Simply asking the question, "Do you want more pain... Read more

ICU Management

Patient Confusion about Opioid Addiction in the ED

2015 14 Apr

Emergency department (ED) patients have misperceptions about opioid dependence and want more information about their pain management options, according to researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Patients seen in the ED for acute pain, the researchers note, expressed a desire for better communication from physicians... Read more