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- The role of advance directives in end-of-life decisions in Austria: survey of intensive care physicians. Schaden, Eva; Herczeg, Petra; Hacker, Stefan; Schopper, Andrea; Krenn, Claus G. // BMC Medical Ethics;2010, Vol. 11, p19
Background: Currently, intensive care medicine strives to define a generally accepted way of dealing with end-oflife decisions, therapy limitation and therapy discontinuation. In 2006 a new advance directive legislation was enacted in Austria. Patients may now document their personal views...
- CCN Fast Facts: Outcomes in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit by Implementing Daily Goal Tools. Siegele, Peggy // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p70
The article discusses how a surgical intensive care unit can enhance patient outcomes by implementing daily goals. According to the author, using Daily Goals Tools (DGT) can result in simplified complex tasks, improved teamwork, and shared decision making. DGT provides for a daily review of...
- 'End-of-life' decision making within intensive care-objective, consistent, defensible? Ravenscroft, Andrew J.; Bell, M. D. Dominic // Journal of Medical Ethics;Dec2000, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p435
Objective--To determine the objectivity, consistency and professional unanimity in the initiation, continuation and withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures in intensive care--to determine methods, time-scale for withdrawal and communication with both staff and relatives--to explore any...
- Coding for critical care: Timing is everything. // ED Management;Nov2008, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p125
The article offers instructions for proper documentation and billing of emergency departments' critical care division.
- From the Editor. Alspach, Grif // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2002 Supplement, Vol. 22, preceding p1
The article discusses the report about managing anemia in critically ill patients and the role played by critical care nurses in their care.
- Briefs. // Australian Nursing Journal;Oct2000, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p35
Presents updates on issues related to critical care nursing in Australia as of October 2000. Observations made by nurses from Flinders University in South Australia; Causes of stress among postgraduate critical care nurses; Emergency services for children with special health care needs.
- INTENSIVE CARE UNITS "WITHOUT WALLS" - CONCEPT "OUTREACH. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2012, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p12
An abstract of the article "Intensive Care Units Without Walls - Concept Outreach," by Gordana DragoÅ¡ev, Petar MirkoviÄ‡, and Sofija AlijeviÄ‡ is presented.
- Audit Commission calls for improvements to critical care. White, Caroline // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/30/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7218, p1152
Reports on the critical care services in England and Wales. Cost of critical care in England and Wales; Mortality in intensive care units in England and Wales.
- New program puts critical care nurses on the scene. Ventura, Marissa J. // RN;Feb97, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p10
Focuses on the implementation by the University of Washington of STAT Nurse, a program designed to eliminate the need for patients to go to the ICU by offering nurses on-the-spot critical care support. Description of the program; Advantages to the patients and nurses; Future plans for expansion.