Benchmarking psychiatric intensive care units (PICU) in a metropolitan area
- THE CRAZY SHIFT. Watson, Daniel // Psychology Today;Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p68
Describes a typical day in an emergency psychiatric ward. Description of the Emergency Psychiatric Center; Impact of being in the ward on human psychology.
- Sensitive operators. Lapsley, Irvine; Kurunmaki, Liisa; Melia, Kath // Financial Management;Feb2001, p15
Addresses ethical and measurement issues surrounding intensive care units (ICU) in hospitals in Great Britain and Finland. Challenges presented by an ICU from a management perspective; Discussion on the common issues and different approaches in the countries.
- PERSONAL VIEW. Vautrey, Richard; Bicknell, Joan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/12/92, Vol. 305 Issue 6854, p656
Relates experiences related to medicine. Proposal on the construction of a HIV and AIDS unit in the West African mission hospital; Responses of the society towards the proposal; Views regarding the function of medicine in the mental handicap area.
- Predicting ICU admissions from attempted suicide presentations at an Emergency Department in Central Queensland. Walker, Xaviour; Joon Lee; Koval, Lidia; Kirkwood, Alana; Taylor, Jessica; Gibbs, Justin; Ng, Samantha; Steele, Lynne; Thompson, Peter; Celi, Leo Anthony // Australasian Medical Journal;Nov2013, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p536
Background Emergency medicine physicians and psychiatric staff face a challenging job in risk stratifying patients presenting with suicide attempts to predict which patients need intensive care unit admission, hospital admission or can be discharged with psychiatry follow up. Aims This study...
- Psychological problems and the intensive care unit. Lloyd, G.G. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/21/93, Vol. 307 Issue 6902, p458
Focuses on the development of psychiatric disorders among patients treated in intensive care units. Features of post-traumatic stress disorder; Use of psychotherapy, desensitization and cognitive therapy as treatment; Necessity for awareness during and following admission of patients.
- Characterizing the risk profiles of intensive care units. Moreno, Rui P.; Hochrieser, Helene; Metnitz, Barbara; Bauer, Peter; Metnitz, Philipp G. H. // Intensive Care Medicine;Jul2010, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p1207
To develop a new method to evaluate the performance of individual ICUs through the calculation and visualisation of risk profiles. The study included 102,561 patients consecutively admitted to 77 ICUs in Austria. We customized the function which predicts hospital mortality (using SAPS II) for...
- step-down unit. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2201
A definition of the term "step-down unit," which refers to a unit to which stable patients are sent either after being cared for in intensive care units (ICUs) or instead of receiving care in ICUs, is presented.
- A matter of quality. Becker, Cinda // Modern Healthcare;6/7/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 23, p4
Reports on the launch of the intensive care unit (ICU) initiative project by the New Jersey Hospital Association under the umbrella of Quality Institute in 2004. Reason for focusing the project on the ICU; Number of hospitals who signed up for the project; Goals of the project.
- The comparison of the efficacy of scoring systems in organophosphate poisoning. Bilgin, Tugsan Egemen; Camdeviren, Handan; Yapici, Davud; Doruk, Nurcan; Altunkan, Ali Aydin; Altunkan, Zeliha; Oral, Ugur // Toxicology & Industrial Health;2005, Vol. 21 Issue 7/8, p141
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II scoring systems for organophosphate poisoning (OPP) in an intensive care unit (ICU). The following data...