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2011-02-14 15:42:14

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).

2011-02-04 15:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians gather this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. for Cardiology 2011, the 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, sponsored by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

2011-02-02 01:12:35

A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests.

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.

2011-02-01 10:51:00

Experts determine that current formulas do not adequately meet the unique nutritional needs of these patients VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb.

2011-02-01 08:59:43

A new study reveals a Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units (ICUs) throughout Michigan also appears to have reduced deaths by 10-percent.

2011-01-19 23:25:52

A multifaceted quality improvement intervention that included education, reminders and feedback through a collaborative telecommunication network improved the adoption of evidenced-based care practices in intensive care units at community hospitals for practices such as preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

2011-01-19 19:52:34

Family caregivers who had not discussed life support measures with critically ill patients took nearly two weeks longer to decide to forego further medical intervention than those who had prior conversations about the issues.


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