Top News: #Criticalcare

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author name10 Things ICUs Must Do Better:

  • PHOENIX — When R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, looked back over the distinguished career that earned him a lifetime achievement award in critical care, he urged the field forward in 10 directions. Read more 



icuICU chlorhexidine baths do not reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections:

Study Rundown: Chlorhexidine is a topical broad spectrum antimicrobial that has been used to try to decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired infections in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study utilized cluster randomization to compare rates of central line associated infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator associated pneumonia, and C. difficile infections between individuals in the ICU bathed with and without chlorhexidine.  Read more

medpageMore Nurses May Mean Fewer Deaths in ICU:

PHOENIX — A high nurse to patient ratio in intensive care units was independently associated with a lower risk of in-hospital death, according to results from a study involving more than a thousand ICUs in 75 countries. Read more



Establishing Familiar Routines in ICU Reduces Delirium:

PHOENIX — A nonpharmacologic intervention that involves daylight control and cognitive stimulation can substantially reduce the common problem of delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to new research. Read more