Search Tag: decision-making

ICU Management

Guidelines for Resolving ICU Treatment Disputes

2015 20 May

Care of the critically ill patient can become complicated when a clinician is asked by the patient's family to administer invasive interventions that the clinician believes will not benefit the patient. Resolving this kind of conflict and other issues concerning treatment of intensive care patients is the primary aim of a new policy statement from the... Read more

ICU Management

Sleep Loss Hinders Decision-Making in High-Risk Situations

2015 12 May

Results of a new study, reported in the journal Sleep , provide a new understanding of how sleep deprivation can lead doctors, first responders, military personnel and others in a crisis situation to make catastrophic decisions. For the first time, researchers at Washington State University created a laboratory experiment that simulates how sleep... Read more