Category list : Critical care
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Excessive emergency oxygen therapy potentially causes more harm than good. Health professionals need to follow existing guidance. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Nurses and other healthcare professionals from the US Air Force are working at an NHS trust to hone their clinical skills ready for any future deployments.
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.
A study explored the views of nurses’ and doctors about ambulatory care of diabetes patients with hyperglycaemia, which led to the development of an ad hoc pathway. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in children, following on from an article about adults
Shorter critical care patients have an increased mortality risk compared to others being treated in intensive care settings, according to researchers.
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in adults and will be followed by an article about managing choking in children
This article describes the three main types of fluids used for fluid replacement therapy and fluid resuscitation, their composition, mode of action, indications and side-effects
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.
What are the benefits of continuous respiratory rate monitoring? This final article in our six-part series on respiratory rate looks at the potential benefits of new technology to help detect deterioration