Search Tag: triage

ICU Management

Emergency Department to ICU Time and Mortality

2019 22 Aug

Delays in transferring patients from the Emergency Department (ED) to the ICU could delay treatment, leaving the patient at risk. A recent study explored the impact of this and found that increased ED to ICU wait times were associated with increased hospital mortality.   Data was used from the Dutch quality registry National Intensive Care Evaluation,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Real-Time Triaging of Adult Chest Radiographs

2019 14 Aug

A recent study tested the ability of an artificial intelligence (AI) system to triage adult chest radiographs in real-time. Based on deep convolutional neural networks (CNN), the system was able to prioritise radiographs based on the urgency for follow-up treatment, with the aim of improving radiologists’ workflow.   470,388 anonymous adult chest... Read more

IMAGING Management

The promise of AI in radiology

2019 30 Jan

Needless to say, radiology plays a critical role in healthcare delivery. It is rare for a patient to pass through a hospital without requiring the opinion of a radiologist somewhere along their journey – be it in triaging patients in the ER , assessing the need for treatment, or evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.  Equally important is... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI can triage chest X-rays in record time

2019 23 Jan

Chest X-rays are the routine 'go-to' test used as the first step in medical protocols to help diagnose multiple issues affecting the lungs, heart, bones and soft tissues. Chest X-rays comprise close to 50 percent of all diagnostic medical imaging performed globally. Consequently, the enormity of volume of these exams creates significant backlogs at... Read more

ICU Management

Metabolic-based biomarkers have potential to triage children with sepsis

2018 14 Nov

A new study has validated potential biomarkers for a sepsis-triage model to distinguish sepsis patients requiring care in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from sepsis identified in the paediatric emergency department (PED) that does not require ICU admission. The study, led by Beata Mickiewicz and colleagues from the University of Calgary... Read more

ICU Management

LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

2017 10 Oct

Every day in perioperative care, physicians ask who benefits from intensive care, said Hannah Wunsch, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto and Columbia University, speaking at LIVES 2017, the 30th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, which met in Vienna last month. You might also like: Intensive... Read more

ICU Management

Study: More than Half of ICU Admissions May Be Inappropriate

2016 27 Dec

More than half the patients admitted to a Los Angeles ICU could have been cared for in more appropriate settings, according to a research letter published today in JAMA Internal Medicine . Corresponding author, Dong W. Chang, MD, told ICU Management & Practice in an email that while these results are likely to vary among hospitals, the issue of... Read more

ICU Management

Algorithm Developed to Match Motor Vehicle Crash Victims to Best Place for Care

2016 21 May

Getting motor vehicle crash victims to the most appropriate healthcare facility may be easier in future, with the assistance of a computer algorithm developed by a team of biomechanical specialists and clinicians at Wake Forest University , Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The researchers developed the Occupant Transportation Decision Algorithm (OTDA)... Read more

ICU Management

Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

2015 31 Dec

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation. The role of burn centres in the national trauma system cannot be overstated.  Burn centres, essential components of any trauma system, serve a broad base of patients, including potentially those injured in mass casualty events. Over the past fifty years, the field of burn... Read more

Executive Health Management

'Collaboration' Biggest Challenge for Healthcare Lean Management

2015 28 Sep

Use of Lean management methodology to improve care efficiencies is new for healthcare. A new report in The Journal of Nursing Administration describes how a Lean-based in the emergency department of a large hospital significantly reduced patients’ wait times and length of stay, while improving patient throughput and satisfaction level. The approach... Read more