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ICU Management

Safety Outcomes of Direct Discharge From ICU

2023 24 Jan

Patients discharged from ICUs are traditionally transferred to a hospital ward to facilitate recovery and rehabilitation and to organise discharge planning. However,  direct discharge home (DDH) from ICUs is becoming more common due to high hospital ward censuses and transfer delays. This increase is mainly due to strained ward capacity and high costs.... Read more

Executive Health Management

HMA 2022: Hospital Management Asia

2022 07 Sep

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Executive Health Management

Patient Safety Congress Returns to Dubai Live In-Person

2022 11 Aug

The Middle East’s leading event focused on improving patient care is back in action Taking place from September 29 to October 1 at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Renowned health leaders take part in key conferences — infection control, patient safety, and CSSD – and address vital industry topics Over 2,500 healthcare professionals... Read more

Health Management

How Can Healthcare Organisations Improve Patient Safety?

2022 29 Apr

In an interview with, Dr Carsten Engel, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), discusses issues affecting patient safety and strategies that healthcare organisations can enact to improve these issues. Key Points Medical errors/adverse events often result from system... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Impact of Staffing Shortages on Patient Safety

2022 12 Apr

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Infection Control  showed that staff shortages and the extra burden on hospitals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the number of acquired infections and threaten patient care.   The study examined hospital-acquired infections at two hospitals in Illinois between September 2017 and... Read more

Executive Health Management

WPSSTS 2022 Brings Key Healthcare Leaders and Organizations to Confront Top Patient Safety Issues

2022 04 Apr

IRVINE, CALIF. (April 4, 2022) – The  Patient Safety Movement Foundation  (PSMF) will host the 8th annual  World Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit  (WPSSTS) virtually April 29 and April 30, 2022. The event is co-convened by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, the International... Read more

ICU Management

Medical Error, Harm and Patient Safety

2022 17 Feb

Join our panellists on March 1 at 16:00 CET as they discuss the prevalence and types of medical errors in the ICU, the psychological impact of these errors, and strategies to prevent them and improve the safety of critically ill patients. Moderator Jean-Louis Vincent  Editor-in-Chief ICU Management & Practice Professor Department... Read more

ICU Management

Patient Safety in the ICU: Exploring Trends in Adverse Events in ICUs

2022 17 Feb

Adverse events (AEs) are common among critically ill patients. Evidence about the nature, preventability and predictability of AEs can be used to reinvest in efforts to reduce them and improve patient safety in ICUs. Case Mr. A, a previously well 70-year-old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with respiratory... Read more