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Quality improvement in the PICU – a primer for intensivists

2019 30 May

Quality improvement provides tools that help the transformation of an intensive care unit into a highly reliable and safe environment, that nurtures continuous learning and delivery of high-quality care that improves patient experience and outcomes.   Despite advances in healthcare and dramatic improvements in survival across the spectrum of... Read more

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2018 14 Apr

Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient... Read more

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Bringing new technologies to anaesthesia: are we there yet?

2017 22 Nov

Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine at UCLA. He is the Technology, Computing, and Simulation section editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia. His research interests focus on new technologies applied to anaesthesia and the intensive care unit. We live in a wireless world as consumers,... Read more

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Paediatric Communication Improves with Family Input

2015 10 Sep

Poor communication between medical teams and families can lead to errors and poor-quality care. New research has demonstrated that a multidisciplinary improvement team involving a family advisor can be effective in helping improve communication between care teams and families in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs). "Including a family advisor as... Read more

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ISICEM15: Quality in the ICU has Many Facets

2015 19 Mar

Quality in the ICU in its many facets was the focus of a session at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels this week. Early mobilisation is the norm in the ICU nowadays, but if you do not have enough physiotherapists, then which staff can assist? Jean-Michel Constantin (Clermont-Ferrand, France) spoke about... Read more

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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