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Massachusetts General Hospital – Pediatric Intensive Care Using Video Conferencing by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:47am We hear a lot about patients and doctors using video conferencing and here’s an example in the hospital on how Partners Healthcare doctors have the ability to connect from home.  The unit is right at the bedsidenext to the patientso if they need to have a visual lookthey can via video.  The attending physician gets to be included tooso everybo ... Read on »
End of the care conveyor belt: death in intensive care units by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 22 Nov 2011 4:46pm Ken Hillman is a practising intensive care specialist and Professor of Intensive Care at the University of New South Wales.  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk with him at length in Brisbane this summer.  Hillman now has a new article available at  The Conversation (an independent source of information, analysis and commentary fr ... Read on »
Defining Tele-Intensive Care by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 23 Nov 2011 12:00am The latest issue of Telemedicine & eHealth includes an article that defines tele-intensive care .  I have an  interest in TeleICU  and expect to see more widespread use as ACOs, medical homes and mobile health take hold in a new healthcare delivery system.. In the early days of RHIOs, ONC took a little time to establish a baselin ... Read on »
Heart defining intensive care for lungs in COPD by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 01 Jul 2008 4:10pm One of the major fears in the management of COPD is the potential need of admission to the Intensive Care Unit. The reason is the difficulty in weaning from ventilatory support that very severe patients may develop during the ICU stay. Ventilatory support at the ICU sometimes is very particular in these patients. They may have already adjuste ... Read on »
Guilty Verdict for Doctor who Killed Intensive Care Patient by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:31am A doctor responsible for ending the life of an intensive care patient who died after she injected her with an adrenaline shot against the advice of her colleagues has been found guilty of manslaughter. Priya Ramnath from India was handed a suspended six-month jail sentence at Birmingham Crown Court after being convicted of killing Patricia L ... Read on »
Intensive Care Units for Newborns in Nine States See Sharp Drop in Bloodstream Infections by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Fri 25 Jan 2013 10:07pm Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in newborns were reduced by 58 percent in less than a year in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) participating in an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety program. Frontline caregivers in 100 NICUs in nine states relied on the program's prevention practi ... Read on »
Virtual component enhances hospital’s intensive care unit by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 May 2013 4:16pm Imagine having a critical-care specialist at the bedside around the clock. That’s how some in healthcare are describing what Carolinas HealthCare System has accomplished. Carolinas HealthCare System opened a $12.3 million, virtual critical-care center. The 3,200-square-foot command center will allow for 24/7 remote monitoring of patients in int ... Read on »
mobile phones can interfere with vital intensive care equipment in Hospitals by Albin P. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 2:42am Evidence that mobile phones can interfere with vital intensive care equipment has been strengthened. More than half the hospital ventilators tested by Dutch researchers stopped working properly when a mobile was switched on nearby. A total of 61 different medical devices were tested, and the majority could be affected by the presence of a ... Read on »
mobile phones can interfere with vital intensive care equipment in Hospitals by Albin P. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 9:37pm Evidence that mobile phones can interfere with vital intensive care equipment has been strengthened.  More than half the hospital ventilators tested by Dutch researchers stopped working properly when a mobile was switched on nearby. A total of 61 different medical devices were tested, and the majority could be affected by the presence of a ... Read on »
Blood Sugar Control In Intensive Care Situations by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:13pm There has been a significant push, at least at the hospital at which I'm on staff, for "tighter control" of the blood sugar. Now, we may see that reverse. They called it the "NICE SUGAR" study (Normoglycemia in Intensive Care Evaluation — Survival Using Glucose Algorithm Regulation) and it suggested the risk of death in critically ill patients ... Read on »