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Withdrawing Life Support for Patients with Brain Injury

2019 03 Jul

The decision to withdraw life support from patients with severe brain injuries is one that cannot be taken lightly. In a study conducted in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), critical care physicians were asked about the decision-making process when it comes to withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.   The qualitative interview study was... Read more

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8th EuroELSO Congress 2019

2019 10 Apr

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Divergent Views on Withdrawing Futile Intensive Care

2017 24 Jan

Physicians and the general public have significantly different views when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients. However, a new study at Umeå University in Sweden suggests that the two groups tended to agree with regard to cancelling treatment or offering relief at the final stages of life. See Also:... Read more

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What is an ICU? WFSICCM Reports

2016 01 Aug

Intensive Care Units are an integral part of the healthcare system. Approximately 164,000 patients are admitted to ICUs in England, Wales and Northern Island each year. Similarly, there are around 4 million ICU admissions per year in the U.S. While ICUs' are a regular feature in all high, middle and low income countries, disparities still exist in... Read more

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Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

2015 22 Dec

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic and intensive care unit (ICU) staff for intraosseous (IO) access, according to an article published in the journal Resuscitation . The authors say the training approach can be applied to many resuscitation... Read more