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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

The Night Falls in the ICU: Changing Realities for Patients, Relatives & Interdisciplinary Team

2020 11 Aug

Night has fallen in the intensive care unit, and the medical team is smaller. What do physicians, nurses and patients actually feel? An overview of the night falls in the ICU - from the perspective of an ICU team. Brief Description and Comparison with the Day-Time Atmosphere During the day and at night, intensive care units (ICU)... Read more

ICU Management

Nine Nurse-Recommended Design Strategies to Improve Alarm Management in the ICU: A Qualitative Study

2020 11 Aug

We asked intensive care nurses how they experience medical alarms in the critical care context and how they can help ideate strategies for better alarm management. Our study revealed that excessive medical alarms are one of the sources of discomfort at the workspace for critical care nurses and nurses’ wellbeing is fundamental in providing better... Read more

Health Management

COVID-19 Superheroes

2020 03 Aug

COVID-19 has affected  15 million people  across the globe, and meanwhile, over 600,000 deaths are associated with it. Even my father, having some pre-conditions, passed away because of it. The healthcare systems and economies of more than 200 countries have been severely affected, also impacting healthcare workers both physically and psychologically.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Affidea CEO Message to all Healthcare Professionals on World Health Day 2020

2020 07 Apr

Every year, on April 7th we celebrate World Health Day. This year, it comes at a very challenging time, when every person on the planet is grappling with this critical global pandemic.   Today, my message goes to all our healthcare professionals that are working day and night to keep us safe. When the whole world fears for their... Read more

Executive Health Management

Optimal Allocation of Nursing Resources

2020 22 Jan

In today’s pressing environment, it is not always easy to achieve generally accepted evidence-based allocation of nursing resources. While delivering higher quality of care at a lower price is seen as a key goal, proper investing in nurse staff persists as a challenge. The new report (Begley, Cipriano, Nelson 2020) published by the Healthcare... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurses’ Sleep Deprivation Impacts Patient Outcomes

2019 12 Dec

Before work days, nurses sleep 83 minutes fewer than on their days off, which negatively impacts patient safety and care. According to a new study (Witkoski Stimpfel et al. 2019) published in Sleep Health , the journal of the National Sleep Foundation (USA), nurses get under 7 hours of sleep prior to their shifts. You may also like:... Read more

Executive Health Management

10th World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare

2020 20 Jul

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS FROM JUNE TO JULY. NOW A WEBINAR. Read more

IMAGING Management

Cutting Low-Yield Imaging Through Collaboration

2019 30 Oct

Radiology care means ensuring optimal use of imaging for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Needless to say, radiologists play an important role in helping referring physicians avoid ordering imaging tests that provide not much diagnostic value – and unnecessarily expose patients to radiation.     That's certainly the main reason behind the American... Read more