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ICU Management

10 Ways to Address Moral Distress in the ICU

2016 24 Sep

Moral distress is a reality and should be addressed by a culture of frank disclosure and good team communication. Although it is hard to find the time and space to do this, there are things that can help, says paediatric intensivist, Daniel Garros, writing in Frontiers in Pediatrics.Garros, Staff intensivist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University... Read more

Cardiology Management

Team Care Has Good Evidence

2016 30 Aug

The focus of the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) is “The Heart Team”. It highlights the importance of teamwork and interactions between all professionals and specialties involved in managing patients with cardiovascular disease.Experts speaking at the congress in Rome this week backed up this theme. Systematic guideline-based nurse case... Read more

ICU Management

6 Ways to Improve Medical Emergency Team Performance

2016 14 Jun

When Medical Emergency Teams (METs) or Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are called to respond to a rapidly deteriorating patient by definition they need to perform under pressure. Effective teamwork is vital. Australian researchers describe 6 habits that can optimise teamwork in such situations, in an article published in Australian Critical Care.Erich C.Fein,... Read more

ICU Management

Teamwork Checklist As Simple as ABCs

2016 03 May

Team confidence, cohesion, empathy and esprit de corps as well as patient safety may be improved by using a simple checklist, according to a letter published in the Journal of Critical Care. Lead author, Peter Brindley, from the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, with colleagues from St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, introduces an easy-to-remember... Read more

ICU Management

Evaluating Teamwork in Medical Emergencies

2016 29 Mar

Teamwork education is known to improve trauma team performance, including leadership, situation monitoring, communication and prioritisation. High-functioning teams with excellent leadership have higher quality CPR, shorter pre-defibrillation pauses, and shorter times to first defibrillation. The American Heart Foundation and European Resuscitation... Read more

Health Management

Teams in Healthcare Infographic

2016 27 Feb

Download Teams in Healthcare infographic by using the link at the end of the page. Read more

Executive Health Management

ER Clinicians Benefit From Mental Rehearsal of Trauma Scenarios

2015 16 Apr

The fast-paced environment of trauma resuscitation demands that team members understand their responsibilities before patients enter the hospital, and continuously communicate with each other while delivering care. A study of mental mapping on trauma teams shows the benefits of rehearsing possible scenarios in order to minimise stress and ensure that... Read more

ICU Management

Who are the Central Communicators in the ICU?

2015 05 Jan

Effective communication is vital in the intensive care unit (ICU). Communication in an ICU is usually thought to be most frequent between doctors and nurses. A study at the Loyola University Health System burn centre intensive care unit (ICU), however, showed that a dietitian, a social worker and three doctors a were the most central communicators of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Does Team-Based Care Improve Patient Satisfaction?

2014 22 Jul

Team-based approaches to patient care are a relatively recent innovation in healthcare delivery. When properly implemented, team-based approaches have been shown to improve clinical decision-making, especially for the treatment of patients with complicated medical conditions. In practice, team-based care takes many forms, such as inpatient care management... Read more


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