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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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ICU Management

Patient Handoff Protocols

2016 30 Nov

Whether they are called handoffs or handovers, it is known from the literature that the transfer of patient information between caregivers at shift changes has the potential for error. Although the U.S. Joint Commission requires healthcare providers to implement a standardised approach to handoff communication as a national patient safety goal, clear... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: Can Protocols For Antibiotic Use Save Money?

2014 15 Oct

A study presented by Dr. Hugo Calderón at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Barcelona this month looked at whether implementing a protocol for antibiotic use affected patient mortality and admission costs. This followed reorganisation of the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Hospital de Faro in Portugal, when the number... Read more


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