Latest ICU Stories

2011-02-14 15:42:14

Computer system for evaluating sedation level shows strong agreement with clinical assessment Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center are one step closer to their goal of automating the management of sedation in hospital intensive care units (ICUs). They have developed control algorithms that use clinical data to accurately determine a patient's level of sedation and can notify medical staff if there is a change in the level. "ICU nurses...

2011-02-01 13:02:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For its efforts to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the ICU to zero, the Texas Hospital Association has honored The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with the inaugural Bill Aston Award for Quality. Established in 2010, the award recognizes a hospital's measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of a national and/or state evidence-based patient care...

2007-09-05 03:03:45

By McLaughlin, N Leslie, G D; Williams, T A; Dobb, G J SUMMARY Adverse events have negative consequences for patients, including increased risk of death or permanent disability. Reports describe suboptimal patient care on hospital wards and reasons for re-admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) but limited data exists on the occwrence of adverse events, their characteristics and outcomes in patients recently discharged from the ICU to the ward. This prospective obsen>ational study...

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