Introducing dedicated expert nurses to proactively monitor patients at increased risk of “clinical deterioration” can help cut intensive care transfers by up to 40%, according to a new US study.
Shorter critical care patients have an increased mortality risk compared to others being treated in intensive care settings, according to researchers.
A nursing team in London has done the “out of the ordinary” by helping a terminally ill patient to fulfil a final wish of going to the stay at the seaside with his family.
Intensive care services for the sickest patients are to be moved out of Leicester General Hospital because of ongoing concerns about staff shortages and patient safety.
More needs to be done to ensure that extremely premature babies are born at a hospital which is best equipped to properly care for them, according to a charity.
A law requiring set nurse-to-patient ratios in intensive care units across a US state has not resulted in anticipated improvements in patient welfare, according to a new study.
Some intensive care units may be putting babies and children at risk by not implementing standardised monitoring of breathing, a new survey has highlighted.
There “may be something in the water” at a hospital in Arizona, according to 16 nurses who work in the intensive care unit there and who are all pregnant.
A “circulator” nurse position should be introduced on neurological critical care units to ease pressure on other staff from accompanying patients for screening, according to US nurse researchers.
Improving communication between paramedics, prehospital critical care teams and emergency staff could “enhance” the care and wellbeing of critically ill or injured patients, according to UK studies.