Nurses Under Fire: The Stress of Medical Malpractice Nurses Under Fire: The Stress of Medical Malpractice
With more nurses facing litigation, a rising incidence of medical malpractice stress syndrome is expected.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 13, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing Commentary Source Type: news

Improving the diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis according to the sources of infection
Conclusions: Our results suggest that the diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis in emergency care should consider different clinical criteria, based on site of infection. Given the heterogeneity and interindividual variability of sepsis, a more individualised approach could help to direct treatment, monitor response and facilitate initial clinical decisions (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early diagnosis of sepsis using an E-health application for a clinical early warning system outside of the intensive care unit: a case report
Elderly and frail patients who are unable to call for help in case of vital distress can develop complications during their hospitalization. As a supplement to clinical monitoring by the nursing staff, these patients can also be monitored in real time, with the Sensium E-health technology. An application notifies clinical staff of any change in their vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature) outside of normal ranges, suggestive of physiological decline. Nurses and physicians are notified of these abnormal changes by email and also via mobile application (iPhone or iPad), allowing early intervention to prevent...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An international survey of adherence to Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2016 regarding fluid resuscitation and vasopressors in the initial management of septic shock
Our survey aimed to evaluate adherence to Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Guidelines 2016 among intensive care practitioners and to identify issues that remain controversial or lack clarity.; Methods: Members of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) were surveyed using an anonymous web-based survey written by an international group of experts. The primary outcome measure was the rate of adherence to specific recommendations. Secondary outcomes were to describe areas of controversy and lack of data and to associate specific practices with clinician characteristics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts reports 5,576 new COVID cases, positivity rate over 8% for first time since January
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,576 new confirmed COVID cases on Thursday, and the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts has now increased to 8.24%. It’s the first time the positivity rate has spiked over 8% since January 28. There were 16 additional deaths reported. Currently, there are 728 people in the hospital with COVID. There are also 66 patients currently in intensive care. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,659,250. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 19,243. There were 70,28...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Pediatric intensive care unit admissions after adolescent suicide attempts during the pandemic - Bruns N, Willemsen L, Stang A, Kowall B, Holtkamp K, Kamp O, Dudda M, Hey F, Hoffmann F, Blankenburg J, Eifinger F, Fuchs H, Haase R, Baier J, Andr ée C, Heldmann M, Maldera V, Potratz J, Kurz D, Mand N, Doerfel C, Rothoeft T, Schultz M, Ohlert M, Silkenbäumer K, Boesing T, Indraswari F, Niemann F, Jahn P, Merker M, Braun N, Brevis Nunez F, Engler M, Heimann K, Brasche M, Wolf G, Freymann H, Dercks M, Hoppenz M, Felderhoff-Muser U, Dohna-Schw ake C.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The worldwide SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic challenges adolescents' mental health. The aim of this study was to compare the number of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions after suicide attempts during the first German lock... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sleep More, Weigh Less? Sleep More, Weigh Less?
Dr Aaron Holley looks at the current association of weight gain with sleep deprivation.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 10, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 3,836 New COVID Cases, Positivity Rate Rises To 6.63%
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Why Sibley President Hasan Zia says affordable housing is key in maintaining health care workforce
Dr. Hasan Zia first came to Sibley Memorial Hospital during his surgical residency at George Washington University. He started as director of its intensive care unit in 2006, only the second employed physician on a medical staff of about 1,000 independent providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 4,376 New COVID Cases, Positivity Rate Rises Over 6%
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Safety Concerns Halt High-dose Tenecteplase Stroke Study Safety Concerns Halt High-dose Tenecteplase Stroke Study
The NOR-TEST 2A trial was stopped after increased rates of ICH and mortality were seen in the group assigned to tenecteplase 0.4 mg/kg compared with the standard dose of alteplase.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Booster After Infection Adds Little Extra Benefit vs Omicron Booster After Infection Adds Little Extra Benefit vs Omicron
Among people who were previously infected with the coronavirus, a third dose of an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna may not boost their protection against the Omicron variant of the virus, according to new data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diagnostic Stewardship Cuts Blood Cultures, Antibiotic Use in PICU
THURSDAY, May 5, 2022 -- In the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), multidisciplinary diagnostic stewardship interventions can reduce blood culture and antibiotic use, according to a study published online May 2 in JAMA Pediatrics. Charlotte Z.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Temperature Profile and Adverse Outcomes After ICU Discharge Temperature Profile and Adverse Outcomes After ICU Discharge
Assessing core body temperature measurements at the time of ICU discharge may help predict the risk for adverse events among these patients.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

You vs the United States: Whom Did COVID Vaccines Protect? You vs the United States: Whom Did COVID Vaccines Protect?
Throwing a spanner into the hopes for high levels of population immunity.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 4, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news