Reviews of Research on Haloperidol and ICU Delirium, Proton Pump Inhibitors, Thrombolytics and Stroke
Also reviewed this month: hospital-acquired anemia, prothrombin complex concentrate and fresh frozen plasma, surgical site infections, colchine...
Hospitalized children who received PC in the ICU had reduced lengths of stay, charges, invasive procedures, mortality rate
Can patient-directed music therapy decrease anxiety and reduce sedative use in the intensive care unit?
Does universal decolonization for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients in the intensive care unit decrease the rate of...
Drop in CLABSI incidence credited to incorporating best practice guidelines, infection-control treatment bundles, alcohol-based hand rubs
Lack of intensivist certification pathways for physicians results in shortage of ICU docs
Bathing all ICU patients daily with antimicrobial chlorhexidine soap credited for 44% reduction in infection rates at hospitals in 16 states
The main thrust of the paper, "The Critical-Care Debate" article in The Hospitalist, October, 2012 issue, focuses specifically on...
Proper hand hygiene, antimicrobial agents on safety checklist that hospitalists are encouraged to follow
Innovations in Healthcare
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Derek C. Angus discuss incorporating hospitalists into a tiered system of ICU care
Dr. Angus is chair of critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center