Assessing Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
- Attitudes towards ethical problems in critical care medicine: the Chinese perspective. Li Weng; Joynt, Gavin; Anna Lee; Bin Du; Leung, Patricia; Jinming Peng; Gomersall, Charles; Xiaoyun Hu; Hui Yap // Intensive Care Medicine;Apr2011, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p655
Introduction: Critical care doctors are frequently faced with clinical problems that have important ethical and moral dimensions. While Western attitudes and practice are well documented, little is known of the attitudes or practice of Chinese critical care doctors. Methods: An anonymous,...
- Making Decisions about ICU Care When There is No Next of Kin. Pierson, David J. // Critical Care Alert;Feb2007, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p81
This hypothetical scenario is well-known to critical care clinicians, especially those who work in urban public hospitals. How often similar situations occur, and how physicians managing such patients approach the limitation of life-sustaining treatment in such instances in the absence of...
- How Effective is Communication in the ICU with the Use of Medical Interpreters? Kleinpell, Ruth M. // Critical Care Alert;Jul2008, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p25
This study examined the accuracy of translations provided by medical interpreters during intensive care unit (ICU) family conferences and found that a significant proportion of medical interpretation resulted in additions, omissions, substitutions and editorializations, some of which had...
- CME/CNE Questions. // Critical Care Alert;May2009, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p16
A quiz concerning critical care medicine is presented.
- Can We Decrease ICU Labs and Chest X-Rays? Luks, Andrew M. // Critical Care Alert;Jul2009, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p26
The article focuses on a comparative study demonstrating implementation of a protocol for ordering laboratory tests and chest radiographs in a single intensive care unit which was associated with a significant cost savings compared to the pre-protocol period.
- Wireless Clinical Alerts and Patient Outcomes in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Major, Kevin; Shabot, M. Michael; Cunneen, Scott // American Surgeon;Dec2002, Vol. 68 Issue 12, p1057
Errors in medicine have gained public interest since the Institute of Medicine published its 1999 report on this subject. Although errors of commission are frequently cited, errors of omission can be equally serious. A computerized surgical intensive care unit (SICU) information system when...
- Trauma and critical care: Introduction, recent advances and 'ownership' in the critical care unit. McRitchie, Donna I. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Feb99, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p17
Examines advancements in the field of trauma and critical care medicine. Advancements in the ventilation of patients in the intensive care unit; Technological developments affecting the use of catheters; Issue of ownership in the intensive care unit.
- The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd edition. Aust, Mary Pat // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2013, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p82
The article reviews the book "The Intensive Care Unit Manual," 2nd edition, by PN Lanken, S. Manaker, BA Kohl, and CW Hanson.
- Report highlights wide variations in intensive care. Court, Claudia // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/18/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6977, p420
Reports that British health authorities have been instructed to review their use of intensive care services. Variations in number of intensive care beds; Types of patients admitted; Uneven distribution of intensive care units; Lack of full time medical director.