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ICU Management

The changing face of anaesthesia

2017 19 Sep

Standard operating procedures are now commonplace in many commercial and industrial environments, but do they have a place in patient care? With constant pressure on healthcare providers to improve the quality and efficiency of care while reducing costs, standardisation of patient management is a logical step towards more streamlined services. Anaesthesia... Read more

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Study: Change Management in the ICU

2016 27 Jun

Relocating an ICU can involve not only a physical move but changes to work practices. Relocation should be planned with a systematic change management strategy, dedicated leadership, and a communication strategy, according to a study published in Australian Critical Care.   Frances Fenghzhi Lin, RN, PhD, from the Centre for Health Practice Innovation,... Read more

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Implementing an ICU Mobility Programme: Management Challenges

2015 01 Sep

The challenges of addressing ICU-acquired weakness with a mobility programme are the focus of a recent article in Clinics in Chest Medicine. While the cause of ICU-acquired weakness is known and physical therapy and mobility during acute illness is a proven intervention that is not prohibitively expensive implementation in ICUs lags behind. Authors... Read more