Search Tag: informed consent

ICU Management

UK Issues Draft Guidance for Care of the Dying

2015 04 Aug

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced new draft guidance to improve the care of adults nearing the end of their lives. The guidelines have been proposed as an alternative to the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, which was phased out in 2014 after a review by the Health Service Ombudsman found serious failings... Read more

Health Management

Radiation Dose: Communicating With Patients

2014 08 Nov

Key Points• Radiology departments need to communicate with patients about radiation dose and contrast media to confirm with the new European directive. • Departments must track radiation dose, and be prepared for the additional workload this requires. • Radiation dose information and quality assurance can be a marketing tool for departments.   Public... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Arrest: Adrenaline Questioned

2014 17 Aug

Over the past decade several scientists have suggested that adrenaline, used for more than fifty years as a key part of resuscitation, may actually do more harm than good. This is based on the evidence that adrenaline may damage the brain by reducing blood supply to the head and may in fact diminish the patient's chances of survival. This is a definite... Read more

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