30 Years of Fake Nursing Ends With 7-Year Prison Sentence 30 Years of Fake Nursing Ends With 7-Year Prison Sentence
After three decades of pretending to be a nurse in Canada and the US, a woman with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced to 7 years prison.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 27, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 2,807 New COVID Cases, Positivity Rate Increases To 4.8%
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,807 new confirmed COVID cases on Wednesday. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts increased to 4.87%. There were 8 deaths also reported on Wednesday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,611,466. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 19,119. There were 61,713 total new tests reported. There are 413 people currently in the hospital with COVID. There are also 32 patients currently in intensive care. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Bosto...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Watch for Bacterial, Fungal Infections in COVID Patients in the ICU
(MedPage Today) -- In a small series from Ireland, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for severe COVID-19 were more likely to develop serious bacterial and fungal infections when they received the IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab (Actemra), potentially... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Performance of BEAMS risk of death score for mortality prediction in Australian and New Zealand burns patients - Lu P, Burrell A, Bailey M, Moore E, Pilcher D, Cleland H.
The BEAMS (Burns Evaluation And Mortality Study) risk of death score was developed in 2013 as a mortality prediction tool for burns patients admitted to an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in Australia and New Zealand. While it previously performed well, identify... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Factors associated with prolonged intensive care stay among self-poisoned patients - Na ïm G, Lacoste-Palasset T, M'Rad A, Sutterlin L, Pépin-Lehalleur A, Grant C, Ekhérian JM, Deye N, Malissin I, Voicu S, Megarbane B.
CONTEXT: Since recovery or death is generally observed within a few days after intensive care unit (ICU) admission of self-poisoned patients in the developed countries, reasons for the prolonged ICU stay are of interest as they have been poorly investigate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The hidden long-term risks of surgery: ‘It gives people’s brains a hard time’
Operations can have cognitive side-effects, particularly in the over-65s but also in the very young. How can science minimise the danger?In 2004, Mario Cibelli was preparing a 75-year-old patient for a big cardiac operation when the patient ’s daughter asked for a quick word. “She explained to me how worried she was about the surgery,” says Cibelli, a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at the University Hospitals Birmingham. “I said: ‘Look, everybody’s worried about heart surgery, it comes with risks, but normally people benefit from it.’ And then she told me that her father had undergone a cardiac ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Neuroscience Medical research Older people Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Hospitals Health Society NHS Biotechnology industry Source Type: news

Risk Calculator May Help Predict Death After COPD Hospitalization Risk Calculator May Help Predict Death After COPD Hospitalization
A risk calculator achieved 80% accuracy in predicting death after hospital discharge in patients with chronic occlusive pulmonary disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

'Great' News on Wrong Diagnoses in Pediatric ICUs
(MedPage Today) -- An estimated 1.5% of diagnoses at four Iowa pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) were wrong, a new study found, and that's good news because it could have been quite a bit worse. In the restrospective study of nearly 900 randomly... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 21, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 2,470 New COVID Cases, Positivity Rate Near 3.9%
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,470 new confirmed COVID cases on Friday, which is down from Thursday. However, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts increased to 3.89%. Seven deaths were also reported on Friday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,587,646. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 19,059. There were 65,848 total new tests reported. There are 343 people currently in the hospital with COVID. There are also 37 patients currently in intensive care. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Bedside Heart Pump Insertion: No Trip to the Cath Lab Necessary?
(MedPage Today) -- It was feasible to perform intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertions in the cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) without transferring patients to the catheterization laboratory, according to Italian clinicians. In this single... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 15, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Application of POCUS in Patients With COVID-19 for ARDS Application of POCUS in Patients With COVID-19 for ARDS
Learn more about the potential role of point-of-care ultrasound in the assessment and management of COVID-19-related ARDS.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 15, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 2,962 New COVID Cases, Positivity Rate Now Over 3.6%
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Middleburg Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Intensive Care Patients ’ Medication
FDA OCI, Monique Carter, Middleburg FL, plea, guilty, tampering, fentanyl, RN, hospital, ICU, critically ill, patients, opioid, tamper-proof cap, glue, syringe, adhesive, saline, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 14, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Reporting incidents in the psychiatric intensive care unit: a retrospective study in an Italian university hospital - Mele F, Buongiorno L, Montalb ò D, Ferorelli D, Solarino B, Zotti F, Carabellese FF, Catanesi R, Bertolino A, Dell'Erba A, Mandarelli G.
To evaluate the characteristics of the reported workplace violence in a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) by analyzing an electronic hospital incident reporting system (IRS). One hundred thirty reports were retrieved from January 2017 to June 2020, re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Swiss man, 20, was left in intensive care after suffering rare lung injury from masturbating
The Swiss patient, who has not been named, went to hospital after experiencing sudden chest pain and struggling to breathe while pleasuring himself in bed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news