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ICU Management

Radiometer Sponsors World Sepsis Day 2017

2017 01 Sep

In continuation of Radiometer’s commitment to the fight against sepsis – one of the world’s deadliest diseases - Radiometer is proud to sponsor World Sepsis Day for the second consecutive year. Each year, 30 million people are affected by sepsis and more than six million people die from the disease. While it is the number one cause of preventable deaths... Read more

Executive Health Management

Avoiding Emergency Hospital Admissions

2016 08 Feb

A new study has identified a series of innovations that can help address the problem of unnecessary emergency admissions. The study is published in the Health Services and Delivery Research journal.Hospital admissions in the UK increased by 47 percent between 1998 and 2013. Recently hospitals have been put on black alert because pressures from emergency... Read more

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Measuring Physical Function of ICU Patients

2016 24 Jan

The Acute Care Index of Function (ACIF) — developed for neurological patients — can be used to measure physical function in ICU patients, according to a study published in the journal Heart & Lung. ACIF scores also strongly predict the likelihood of discharge home compared to another facility. Early mobilisation of ICU patients results in shorter duration... Read more

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Transparency Aim in Swiss ICU

2015 21 Aug

New statistics have been released by the Federal Office of Public Health on intensive care in Swiss hospitals. The objective is to boost transparency and to allow patients and doctors to choose the most appropriate care. The public health office publishes data on the quality of acute care in Swiss hospitals every year. The data covers 165 facilities... Read more

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Better, Cheaper Care at Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

2015 16 Jul

Critically ill patients with complex diagnoses generally receive better and less expensive care at long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs), according to a new study reported in the journal Medical Care. Results showed lower death rates and similar or lower Medicare costs at LTCHs, compared with other care settings, for patients with multiple organ failure... Read more

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Patient Safety: Reducing Dietary Errors

2015 05 Jul

Dietary errors occurred in 285 events reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority between January 2009 and June 2014, with eight events causing serious harm to patients. The findings highlight the importance of having dietary standards to ensure that meals served in the hospital meet the needs of patients.Meals delivered to patients who were... Read more