Crozer Health to implement additional temporary service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Crozer Health is planning to implement more service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital as a result of ongoing staffing issues and the impact of Covid-19. In a statement provided to the Business Journal, Crozer Health said it will temporarily close the intensive care unit and surgery services at the 168-bed Drexel Hill medical center by May 31. Inpatient surgical services will shift to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, both operated by Crozer Heath.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Crozer Health to implement major temporary service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Crozer Health is planning to implement more service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital as a result of ongoing staffing issues and the impact of Covid-19. In a statement provided to the Business Journal, Crozer Health said it will temporarily close the intensive care unit and surgery services at the 168-bed Drexel Hill medical center by May 31. Inpatient surgical services will shift to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, both operated by Crozer Heath.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Effect of a Sepsis Transition and Recovery Program Effect of a Sepsis Transition and Recovery Program
Learn more about the STAR program -- and find out how the implementation of this intervention could help reduce mortality and readmissions after sepsis discharge.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Transpulmonary Pressure Measurement: A Waste of Time? Transpulmonary Pressure Measurement: A Waste of Time?
Transpulmonary Pressure Measurement: The Key to Protecting the Lung, or an Abstract Waste of Time?Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Training and redeployment of healthcare workers to intensive care units (ICUs) during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review, BMJ Open
The rapid influx of patients with COVID-19 to intensive care at a rate that exceeds pre-existing staff capacity has required the rapid development of innovative redeployment and training strategies, which considered patient care and infection control. The aim of this study was to provide a detailed understanding of redeployment and training during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic by capturing and considering the merit of the strategies enlisted and the experiences and needs of redeployed healthcare workers (HCWs). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More people will be hospitalized as public health restrictions lift: Ontario science table
Ontario's COVID-19 science table says based on an uptick of coronavirus detected in wastewater and the province ending most public health measures next week, it's predicting more people will wind up in the hospital and in some cases intensive care.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why I Left Pharma -- After'Leaving' Academia for Pharma Why I Left Pharma -- After'Leaving' Academia for Pharma
Four years ago, psychiatric researcher Dr Nassir Ghaemi swapped academia for an industry job, seeking greater freedom to advance treatments. It didn ' t turn out as he expected.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 16, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Ukrainian-Born US Doctor Drops Everything, Heads to the War Zone Ukrainian-Born US Doctor Drops Everything, Heads to the War Zone
Just returned to Philadelphia from the Ukraine/Poland border, Laura Bukavina, MD, relates how she treated traumatized refugees fleeing from the war zone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 16, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What to Know About a Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
Most people ages 12 and older are considered “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines if they received either three doses of the mRNA shots from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. But some public health experts say another dose might be needed in the coming months. The Washington Post reports today that Pfizer and BioNTech soon plan to request authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a fourth dose of their vaccine in people ages 65 and older. In the past few days, Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s CEO, has said that he believes every...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Initial Fluid Balance Associated Outcomes in Children With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.
This study aimed to clarify the possible association of initial 24 hours ' fluid balance with poor outcomes in pediatric patients with sepsis. Methods: Retrospective data analysis included pediatric patients admitted with suspected or proven sepsis or septic shock to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia. Results: The study included 47 patients; 13 (28%) died, and mortality rate was significant in children with neurologic failure (P (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Septic patients without obvious signs of infection at baseline are more likely to die in the ICU.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact on the 28-day mortality of the so-called " vague " presentation of sepsis. Design: Single centre retrospective observational study. Setting: One teaching hospital Intensive Care Unit. Subjects: All the patients who presented at the Emergency Department (ED) and were thereafter admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a final diagnosis of sepsis were included in this retrospective observational three-year study. They were classified as having exhibited either " vague " or explicit presentation at the ED according to previously suggested criteria. Baseline charac...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the Heart: Is Cardiology Ready? COVID-19 and the Heart: Is Cardiology Ready?
Robert Harrington, MD, interviews Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, about his recent paper in Nature Medicine focused on the long-term cardiovascular effects of COVID-19.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 14, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Impact of discontinuing contact precautions and enforcement of basic hygiene measures on nosocomial vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium transmission
Conclusion: Discontinuation of contact precautions while enforcing basic hygiene measures did not lead to an increase in nosocomial bloodstream infection rates due to VREfm transmission in a hyperendemic ICU setting. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

External validation of the PediBIRN Screening Tool for abusive head trauma in pediatric emergency department settings - Hymel KP, Fingarson AK, Pierce MC, Kaczor K, Makoroff KL, Wang M.
OBJECTIVE: The screening performance of the PediBIRN (Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network) abusive head trauma (AHT) 4-variable clinical decision rule (CDR) has been validated in the pediatric intensive care unit setting and in a broader setting of all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

COVID-19 - guidance for planning paediatric staffing and rotas, RCPCH (updated 7th March 2022)
This document has been updated with new guidance following the third wave. Whilst in the first and second wave not many children became unwell from COVID-19, Omicron is much more transmissible than previous COVID-19 variants resulting in a higher rate across the community. It is, therefore, to be expected that there will be more children and young people testing positive for COVID-19. However, paediatricians are not reporting Omicron to be a more serious or severe disease in children and young people in the UK with very few hospital admissions requiring paediatric intensive care. We also know there are many unintended cons...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news