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ICU Management

What COVID-19 Has Taught Me…

2020 19 May

A personal narrative of Adrian Wong’s experience while battling COVID-19 at King’s College Hospital. These are the author’s personal opinions and do not represent the views of the institution and professional societies to which they belong. T he global COVID-19 pandemic has changed healthcare throughout the world and the specialty of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools

2020 12 Apr

As of 12 April , the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is approaching 1.8 million. Almost 110,000 people have died and over 404,000 recovered. Despite the declines in deaths in Italy and Spain and other European nations, such as t he Netherlands, Ireland and  Austria approaching their peaks, others are still facing... Read more

ICU Management

Emergency Department to ICU Time and Mortality

2019 22 Aug

Delays in transferring patients from the Emergency Department (ED) to the ICU could delay treatment, leaving the patient at risk. A recent study explored the impact of this and found that increased ED to ICU wait times were associated with increased hospital mortality.   Data was used from the Dutch quality registry National Intensive Care Evaluation,... Read more