Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia
Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds.(Image credit: Nehru Sulejmanovski/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Assessment of clinical outcome of children with sepsis outside the intensive care unit
In this study, the authors sought to assess the qSOFA score for children with sepsis, who are being treated outside the pediatric intensive care units. The qSOFA score showed a low accuracy to identify children in the pediatric ward at risk for severe sepsis. Clinical tools are needed to facilitate the diagnosis of impending organ dysfunction in pediatric infection outside of the ICU. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For preterm infants, skin-to-skin contact affects
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with parents influences levels of hormones related to mother-infant attachment (oxytocin) and stress (cortisol) -- and may increase parents' level of engagement with their infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atrium Health plans for $116M hospital in Union County
Charlotte-based Atrium Health is moving forward with plans to open a new hospital in western Union County. Atrium filed the application Monday for a certificate of need to build a 150,000-square-foot facility, dubbed Atrium Health Union West, on the corner of U.S. Highway 74 and Stallings Road in Stallings. The proposed hospital would include 40 beds, including 30 beds for medical/surgical patients, si x for labor and delivery and four for intensive care. Atrium's plan also includes 10 bays for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Atrium Health plans for $116M hospital in Union County
Charlotte-based Atrium Health is moving forward with plans to open a new hospital in western Union County. Atrium filed the application Monday for a certificate of need to build a 150,000-square-foot facility, dubbed Atrium Health Union West, on the corner of U.S. Highway 74 and Stallings Road in Stallings. The proposed hospital would include 40 beds, including 30 beds for medical/surgical patients, si x for labor and delivery and four for intensive care. Atrium's plan also includes 10 bays for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

2006 to 2015 Saw Decrease in Medicare Beneficiary ICU Use
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- From 2006 to 2015, there was a significant decrease in intensive care unit (ICU) admissions among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, according to a research letter published online Oct. 15 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shortened IV Antibiotic Course Works for Uncomplicated Group B Strep Shortened IV Antibiotic Course Works for Uncomplicated Group B Strep
A shorter course of intravenous antibiotics was safe and effective for infants with uncomplicated, late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS), in a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Alcohol-related liver disease patients need more care, study finds
(University of Edinburgh) Patients with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) tend to have worse outcomes than others following a stay in intensive care, research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early Dialysis Not Better for Septic Shock Patients With Acute Kidney Injury Early Dialysis Not Better for Septic Shock Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
Early renal-replacement therapy for patients in the initial phase of septic shock who have severe acute kidney injury is no better than delayed therapy, according to a French study of 488 patients that was stopped early for futility.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Use and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness Corticosteroid Use and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness
Is there an association between corticosteroid use and ICU-acquired weakness?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Account executive, 26, became completely paralysed after the PILL caused her body to shut down 
Katrina Parra, 26, from Venezuela, developed abdominal pain, anxiety and near-constant vomiting in 2012. By Christmas Eve, Ms Parra was forced to go to intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcome and prognostic factors of patients treated in the intensive care unit for carbon monoxide poisoning - Liao WC, Cheng WC, Wu BR, Chen WC, Chen CY, Chen CH, Tu CY, Hsia TC.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas, is one of the common causes of poisoning-related deaths worldwide. CO poisoning can result in hypoxic brain damage and death, but intensive care can improve the likely outcome for critically i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge
Up to half of all patients who survive emergency medical treatment in the intensive care unit have mental problems when they return home. Doctors studying the problem say it starts with delirium.(Image credit: Morgan Hornsby/Morgan Hornsby for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Venezuelan Hospital Encourages'Kangaroo' Baby Care to Spare Incubators Venezuelan Hospital Encourages'Kangaroo' Baby Care to Spare Incubators
Venezuela's largest maternity hospital is asking mothers to care for non-critical premature babies with skin-to-skin contact known as"kangaroo care" rather than in incubators, as wards struggle with a lack of equipment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Sink traps are surprising source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ICU
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) During a nationwide outbreak of healthcare-associated infections of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, an Israeli hospital traced repeated infections of patients in its intensive care unit (ICU) to an unexpected source -- sink traps, according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe
Environmental transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris infection in a neurosciences intensive care unit in Britain was traced to reusable skin surface axillary temperature probes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

250 Patients Evacuated in Hospital Fire in Eastern India
KOLKATA, India (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday in a pharmacy at a state-run medical college and hospital complex in eastern India, causing panic among around 250 patients who were evacuated to safe wards. Dr. Nirmal Mazi, a doctor at the hospital, said no injuries were reported in the blaze. Television images showed some of the patients being shifted with their saline drips. Some could be seen lying on the floor waiting for help. Mazi said 10 fire engines brought the fire under control, but the smoke was still billowing from the building in Kolkata, the West Bengal state capital. The cause of the fire is being inve...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

What is the Blood Culture Recovery Rate After Antibiotic Pretreatment?
Discussion Sepsis is an inflammatory response syndrome in the presence of an infection, it can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood. Studies from the US show an increased incidence of sepsis (0.56 to 0.89 cases/1000 children in all age groups) but a decreased fatality rate from 10.3% to 8.9%. The prevalence of severe sepsis in pediatric intensive care settings is reported in as many as 7.7% of admissions. Severe sepsis is more common when patients have co-morbities. Primary prevention includes immunization and appropriate precautions and procedures (i.e. catheter acce...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Research helps play it safe in the ICU
ICU use of PTZ/VAN combo therapy safe for kidneys Life threatening infections, or sepsis, are one of the most common reasons people end up in the intensive care unit or stay longer in the hospital than originally expected. To combat these infections, physicians can choose from several antibiotics, and often will use a combination of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 29, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Assessment of Sepsis-3 criteria and quick SOFA in patients with cirrhosis and bacterial infections
This journal article describes a piece of research looking at how patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Case of Cardiovascular Collapse: USMLE Question A Case of Cardiovascular Collapse: USMLE Question
A 72-year-old woman is rushed to intensive care after suddenly developing cardiovascular collapse. She is unable to be resuscitated. What's the most likely cause of death?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Russian Pussy Riot activist conscious after poisoning
A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot says he's recovering after two weeks in intensive care for a suspected poisoning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Russian Pussy Riot activist is conscious after poisoning
A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot says he's recovering after two weeks in intensive care with a suspected poisoning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Near-drowning associated Aeromonas pneumonia - Fouquet H, Guimas M, Teulier S, Testaert H, Bergot E, Reviron-Rabec L.
INTRODUCTION: Aeromonas pneumonia associated with near-drowning, though uncommon, is serious and a major morbidity factor for patients. CLINICAL CASE: A healthy 30-year-old man nearly drowned in a pound. He was admitted to the medical intensive care unit a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD
Dr Bansal reviews several studies that evaluate the safety of metformin in patients with chronic kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

New oral hygiene care regimen reduces postoperative oral bacteria count and number of days with elevated fever in ICU patients with esophageal cancer.
J Oral Sci. 2018 Aug 30. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.17-0381. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractUsing a controlled pre/post study design, we investigated the effects of professional mechanical cleaning of the oral cavity with benzethonium chloride, interdental brushes, and hydrogen peroxide on the number of oral bacteria and postoperative complications among esophageal cancer patients in an intensive care unit. Before surgery, 44 patients with esophageal cancer were recruited at Okayama Hospital from January through August 2015. The control group (n = 23) received routine oral hygiene care in the intensive care unit. The intervention ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis analysis of the elderly and youth patients with acute severe poisoning - Jiang M, Wang J, Gu S, Cai N, Liu Y, Zhang Q, Xu P, He F.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features and prognosis risk factors of the elderly and youth patients with acute severe poisoning. METHODS: Adult patients with acute severe poisoning in the emergency intensive care unit (EICU) of Nanjing Dru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units
This review provides anesthesiologists and intensivists an overview of the aims, current evidence and practical advice about the application of palliative care in the ICU.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say
A new analysis suggests that children are at a disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria:Neonatal Health - Are Nigeria's Newborns Being Left Behind?
[Nigeria Health Watch] Hussein (not real name) was born preterm at 27 weeks, weighing about half a kilogram (0.5kg). Hussein's mother did not get to see her son until 12 hours after his birth, and when she did, he was covered in tubes, fighting for his life in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the help of an incubator and ventilator to support his fragile lungs. Hussein, spent a few more weeks in the neonatal unit and slowly gained weight and he was able to breathe independently. Hussein has just celebrated his first bi (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Luciole Medical raised $5.5 million for blood oxygen probe
Swiss startup Luciole Medical announced today that it has closed a $5.5 million (CHF 5.3 million) Series A  financing round to begin commercializing its minimally-invasive monitoring probe to measure blood oxygen levels in the brains of patients in intensive care units. New investor SVC Ltd. (a subsidiary of Credit Suisse), led the round with Blue Ocean Ventures, Investiere and B-to-V as co-investors with significant support from existing shareholder Zürcher Kantonalbank. The company will also use some of the money to continue developing a non-invasive patch designed to measure oxygen saturation and blood flow in...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Patient Monitoring b-to-v blueoceanventures CreditSuisse investiere luciolemedical svcltd. Source Type: news

Nurse-Developed Assessment Tool Suitable for All Providers Nurse-Developed Assessment Tool Suitable for All Providers
An online tool that enables critical care nurses to assess their work environments is both reliable and valid, supporting interprofessional use as an organizational measure, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cycling related traumatic brain injury requiring intensive care: association with non-helmet wearing in young people - Carone L, Ardley R, Davies P.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death in children after infancy. Almost 25% of all cyclists killed in the UK are children, and two thirds of these will die because of their head injuries. We compared the population of young people we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recommendations Issued for Enhancing ICU Diagnostic Safety
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Identifying and reducing diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit (ICU) should be a top priority, according to a perspective article published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Paul A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Limited English May Mean Less-Gentle Death in ICU Limited English May Mean Less-Gentle Death in ICU
Death for patients in U.S. intensive care units may look a lot different for people with limited English proficiency than for native speakers, a large study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

KKH develops rapid genomic sequencing to diagnose critically ill children with rare diseases
(SingHealth) A multi-disciplinary team at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) has developed a test to enable faster diagnosis of rare diseases to help critically ill children. Rapid Genomic Sequencing or RapidSeq of critically ill children in the neonatal and children's intensive care units is a test, the first of its kind in Singapore, to help families by providing information on the underlying genetic diagnosis of these critically ill children (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bizarre study reveals you're not more likely to die in the 13th bed on a hospital ward
Researchers at Southmead Hospital in Bristol studied 1,568 patients on an intensive care ward and found 'no significant differences' to the recoveries of people put in bed number 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limited English may mean less-gentle death in ICU
(Reuters Health) - Death for patients in U.S. intensive care units may look a lot different for people with limited English proficiency than for native speakers, a large study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Critically ill patients supported by respirators in ICUs may develop weakness from drug treatment, not illness
(Elsevier) At least 25 percent of critically ill patients who receive mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICUs) develop muscular weakness severe enough to impair their quality of life. In a new study published in the journal CHEST ® designed to investigate possible causes, researchers found that mechanically ventilated patients treated with vasopressor medications had a more than three-fold increase in the odds of developing ICU-associated weakness. These findings highlight the unintended adverse effects of treatment and suggest possible interventions or avoidance strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Teen Drivers Be Scared Into Safe Driving?
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Is it possible that showing teenagers the real-life consequences of risky driving might make them safer drivers? Maybe, a small study suggests. Taking teens to the emergency room, intensive care unit and morgue increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NICU Antibiotic Use Rates Declined From 2013 to 2016
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Antibiotic use rates (AURs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are declining, but practice variation is still largely unexplained, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Joseph Schulman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physician Assistants Match Medical Residents in ICU Skills
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Physician assistants (PAs) exhibit equal performance on clinical skills as medical residents (MRs) with six to 24 months of experience in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study recently published in the Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The prognostic performance of qSOFA for community-acquired pneumonia
The objectives of the present study were to compare the prognostic performance of qSOFA with existing pneumonia severity scores, such as CURB-65 (confusion, blood urea nitrogen> 19 mg/dL, respiratory rate ≥ 30/min, systolic blood pressure (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emirates Plane Quarantined in New York With Sick Passengers - Airline Emirates Plane Quarantined in New York With Sick Passengers - Airline
An Emirates airline flight from Dubai was quarantined at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning after passengers became ill during the flight, the airline and New York news media said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Attune Medical closes $16m Series C
Attune Medical said today it closed a $15.5 million oversubscribed Series C round of financing,. Funds from the round are slated to support expansion and progression of the company’s temperature management technology, including its flagship EnsoETM esophageal cooling device. The EnsoETM is designed to control patient temperature through a system inserted into the esophagus, which uses two lumens attached to an external heat exchange and a third lumen to allow for gastric decompression and drainage. The system also features a standard gastric tube and can be used in emergency rooms, operating rooms, recovery rooms and...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Attune Medical Source Type: news

Nurse staffing laws in US have ‘not improved patient outcomes’
A law requiring set nurse-to-patient ratios in intensive care units across a US state has not resulted in anticipated improvements in patient welfare, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Beth Israel publishes study suggesting nurse-staffing ratios don't help patients
Two months before voters will face a ballot question that would mandate minimum nurse staffing limits in every hospital department, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center published a study Tuesday that finds such laws don't help patients. The study by Beth Israel physicians appeared in the journal “Critical Care Medicine,” and looked at the 2014 nurse staffing law that restricted nurses from having no more than two patients in intensive care units throughout the state. “Our results… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news