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Nurse-Driven Initiatives Impact Patient Safety

2022 17 Feb

This article highlights the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient quality and safety and discusses an academy designed to support nurses to design and implement innovative solutions. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the crisis of patient safety with an increase in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) after more than... Read more

What Does ARDS Mean During COVID-19?

2021 14 Dec

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) was described as a syndrome in 1967. At that time, it was defined as a condition characterised by severe hypoxaemia and diffuse bilateral opacities. Diagnosis of ARDS has always been context-dependent, but overall, achievements in traumatic and medical resuscitation and the use of invasive mechanical ventilation... Read more

Safer Intubation Practices in Critically Ill Patients

2021 30 Sep

What We Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic That Should Not Be Forgotten An overview of the available evidence on safe intubation practices in critically ill patients in light of new discoveries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Introduction Orotracheal intubation is a life-saving procedure in critically ill patients with acute... Read more

Working in the Pandemic and Preserving Diversity

2021 24 Aug

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and communities of colour and the need for diversity among healthcare workers and public health leaders. Introduction D iversity is the condition of having many different elements. These may include people with different opinions, backgrounds (degrees and social experience), religious... Read more

ICU Management

2021 25 May

Expert Interview with Prof Shirish Prayag, Director, Critical Care Medicine at Prayag Hospital Shree Medical Foundation and Editorial Board Member, ICU Management and Practice. What is the current state of COVID-19 in India? The current state is really devastating. We are facing a tsunami - not just a wave of patients - but a tsunami, really.... Read more

ICU Mental Health in the Ongoing Pandemic: How Will We Be Okay?

2021 19 Apr

After a year of this pandemic, this article explores what we currently understand about the psychological impact experienced by ICU teams and provides practical guidance to help build personal and team resilience as the journey with COVID-19 continues with no end in sight. Introduction When COVID-19 emerged as a new pathogen, the pictures... Read more

Agenda

2021 19 Apr

MAY 5-7   EuroELSO 2021 Virtual event https://iii.hm/18rs 31 MAY – 4 JUN  Blood Diseases in the ICU - Advanced Training Course Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France https://iii.hm/18rt JUNE 1   ISICEM e-DAY – Hemodynamic Monitoring Virtual event https://iii.hm/18ru 8-12  ... Read more

Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 24 Feb

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Prioritisation: A Physicians’ Problem? An Opinion

2021 22 Feb

In light of harsh criticism regarding physicians’ prioritising scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the question arises: is prioritising truly a physicians’ problem? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to pronounced discrepancies between the need for medical care and the ability of many health care systems to provide it. Subsequently,... Read more