Category list : Intensive care
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How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate
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.
’The book is a necessary reminder of our own vulnerability, our capacity to act well towards others and, finally, of the great work being done by the NHS in the UK’
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.
The fourth article in our series on respiratory rate is a guide to the assessment of breathing rhythm and chest movement, which provide important information on a patient’s condition
A new test can identify intensive care patients at highest risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C difficile, according to UK researchers.
A quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home, of which some are avoidable, according to a UK study.
Overweight and obese people are twice as likely to survive if admitted to hospital for any kind of infectious disease, according to a major new study on the so-called “obesity paradox”.