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Processes to Reduce Medication Errors in the ICU

2022 17 Feb

Medication errors are common in the complex environment of the ICU. This article provides an overview of the prevalence and impact of these errors and the processes that could help reduce their incidence. Introduction Medicines are the most widely used intervention in the critical care environment, and errors in medication use are a well-established... Read more

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Volume 22 - Issue 1, 2022

2022 17 Feb

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Sedation practices in the ICU

2019 24 Jan

Report of a symposium presented at LIVES 2018: 31st congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France  Chairs:  Michael Sander, Germany  & Jean-Daniel Chiche, France  Knowledge and practice in sedation and analgesia in the ICU have advanced greatly in recent years. The risks of delirium and of over-sedation... Read more

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2017 06 Mar

1. Practise Good Self-Care It’s vital for your personal wellbeing that you take adequate breaks from work, including time for relaxation and respite in the form of hobbies and outdoor activities. Yoga and meditation can be particularly helpful for maintaining a balanced and clear mind, which equips you for making good, logical decisions that are not... Read more

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Adverse Events in the ICU: Are We Aiming at the Wrong Target?

2013 15 Aug

Several studies the last decade have revealed that errors and adverse events are common in the ICU. Errors have become the norm rather than the exception in most ICUs—for physicians as well as nurses. Efforts have been made to prevent errors and adverse events from occurring, but evidence showing that preventive measures are effective is scarce.... Read more