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Study: Intensive Care Quick Reference Checklist Manual

2015 03 Mar

Medical errors occur often and potentially harm patients. For example, in intensive care units (ICUs), adverse events are common, often owing to failures to carry out intended treatment correctly. This study aimed to test the effectiveness of checklists for emergency procedures on medical staff performance in intensive care crises. Researchers found... Read more

Heart Health Screening Guidelines for Young People

2014 17 Sep

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a joint statement recommending a new heart health screening process for young people aged 12 to 25 years and clarifying any misconceptions about sudden heart-related deaths. Healthcare professionals are advised to familiarise themselves with 14 key points on a... Read more