Search Tag: Pain

ICU Management

Barriers-to-nurse-led-pain-management-in-icu

2022 09 Nov

Approximately 58% of patients in the ICU experience pain. Pain can lead to additional consequences, including delirium, decreased healing and adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. Hence, effective pain management is an integral component of a critical care nurse's role. Commonly used pain assessment tools depend on a patient's ability...Read more

Executive Health Management

Quality-of-life-for-the-global-patient

2021 04 Nov

In our world live 7.8 billion people. Pharma only focuses on cancer treatments for 1.6 billion people. How can the other 6.2 billion people hold no interest for pharma? Even from a commercial perspective, it is unwise to neglect these people. And don’t say that there is no profit possible in low- and middle-income countries. Pharma can turn a profit...Read more

Executive Health Management

Postop-virtual-care-reduces-drug-errors-and-pain

2021 18 Oct

Postoperative patients often require use of acute services like acute hospital care, brief acute hospital care, and emergency department visits. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has left a backlog of people waiting for non-elective surgeries. One way that hospitals cope with this demand and ensure hospital capacity is by reducing the demand for...Read more

Cardiology Management

Verdict-nsaids-do-not-worsen-covid-19-outcomes

2021 11 May

The verdict is in. Findings from the ISARIC CCP-UK (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium Clinical Characterisation Protocol United Kingdom) study, the largest of its kind, show that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, do not result in higher rates of death or disease severity in patients...Read more

ICU Management

How-should-we-manage-sedation-in-critically-ill-covid-19-patients

2021 22 Feb

Clinical Practice Guidelines The Choosing Wisely top five guidelines published a few years ago by the Chest Association of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses state that mechanically ventilated patients should not be deeply sedated without a specific...Read more

ICU Management

26th-annual-meeting-esra-spain-2020

2020 30 Sep

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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

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2016 30 Nov

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

IT Management

Patient-mattress-minimises-contact-pressure-damage

2014 01 Nov

A new patient support system developed by Joerns Healthcare (Pershore, UK) simulates the effects of a body floating in fluid, redistributing pressure and weight to prevent damage to skin and other tissues. The result is that the patient is in a simulated fluid environment and suspended in a nearly neutral buoyant state, as if floating on the mattress,...Read more

ICU Management

Reducing-movement-pain-in-intensive-care

2013 22 Apr

Monitoring pain and providing analgesics to patients in intensive care units (ICUs) during non-surgical procedures, such as turning and washing, can not only reduce the amount of pain but also reduce the number of serious adverse events including cardiac arrest, according to research published online in BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical...Read more