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ICU Management

Volume 20 - Issue 2, 2020

2020 11 Aug

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ICU Management

The Night in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

T hey say that in the world of the intensive care unit (ICU), there is no night. It can be qualified as a lesser day, but not really as a night. The hustle and bustle may be slower, patient flow and activity may be less, conversations may be negligible, and the staff on duty may be limited, but patient care continues, alarms are in place, and the... Read more

ICU Management

Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue Management in the Intensive Care Unit

2020 11 Aug

The impact of sleep deprivation and fatigue on patients and staff in the intensive care unit and how improved sleep, reduced noise disturbances, and more organised shifts could be beneficial for both patients and clinicians. T he World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that average daily sound levels in patient care areas should... Read more

ICU Management

Shadowing the Nightwatch: Nocturnal Activity in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

An article exploring the experience of an intensive care registrar overnight and the evidence supporting admissions, fatigue, judgement and morality in the circadian cycle. A t night, ICU feels like a fortress that has been put to bed for the night, and as a registrar, you have a role blended from sentinel, secretary, detective and... Read more

ICU Management

Prevention and Management of Burnout in the ICU

2020 02 Feb

In recent years, growing awareness of the burnout syndrome (BOS) has increased the number of initiatives that address clinician wellness and to understand the importance of detecting, addressing, mitigating, and preventing burnout.  Some examples of these initiatives include those by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), American Medical Association... Read more

Cardiology Management

Treatment Options for Heart Failure

2017 21 Feb

Patients who have experienced shortness of breath or fatigue – and have become less active as a result – could be experiencing heart failure. These patients should immediately take action as waiting to address these symptoms can do more damage, according to experts at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute. See Also : Recognising the 'Subtle... Read more

Cardiology Management

Recognising the 'Subtle Symptoms' Before a Heart Attack

2017 14 Feb

Chest pain may be the most common symptom of a heart attack but there are other, subtle symptoms that can occur hours, days, even weeks before a heart attack, according to a Stony Brook expert. See Also : Insomnia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Pamela Kostic, RN, CCCC, Stony Brook Heart Institute Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Work Time Control Enhances Physicians' Sleep and Wellbeing

2015 05 Jan

Physicians' work schedules are an important determinant of their own wellbeing and that of their patients. A new  study published in Applied Ergonomics  aimed to determine whether allowing physicians control over their work hours ameliorates the effects of demanding work schedules. Based on the results, optimising the balance between schedule flexibility... Read more