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ICU Management

Study: Physical Therapy for Respiratory Failure Did not Reduce Length of Stay

2016 28 Jun

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single ICU found that SRT did not affect hospital length of stay. The study, performed  at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, USA, is published in JAMA. Lead author Peter E. Morris, MD, of the University... Read more

ICU Management

Early Physical Therapy Improves ICU Patient Outcomes

2015 13 Jan

According to a Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study, quality improvement processes for delivering early physical rehabilitation in an intensive care unit (ICU) that were sustained during a five-year period resulted in improved patient outcomes. These processes spurred major changes in clinical practices for treating critically ill patients by encouraging... Read more

ICU Management

Does Bedspacing Affect Quality of Care?

2014 14 Sep

Overcrowding is an ongoing concern across hospitals. When the number of patients requiring hospital admission exceeds the number of available department-allotted beds, patients are often placed in a different specialty's inpatient ward, a practice known as “bedspacing”. For example, patients admitted to the general internal medicine (GIM) service might be... Read more

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