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The Social Media Index’s correlation with multiple quality evaluation instruments over time supports the hypothesis that it is associated with overall Web site quality. It can play a role in guiding individuals to high-quality resources that can be reviewed with critical appraisal techniques. A total of 309 of 330 raters completed all ratings (93.6%). The Social Media Index correlated moderately to strongly with the mean... Read More | Comment
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Emergency department (ED) visit rates in the United States have been rising over the past 2 decades, outpacing population growth.1 These visits are portrayed in the lay press as unnecessary visits that must be reduced or avoided. Yet a growing body of evidence indicates that most ED visits are medically necessary and that EDs serve as a critical source of care for high-risk patients, including... Read More | Comment
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A valuable resource for certification preparation and the daily nutrition care of pediatric patients focusing on the importance of nutrition to the growth and development of children. Written with an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach, it is designed to meet the educational needs of any discipline involved in the nutrition care of pediatric patients. This edition features 37 fully revised and updated chapters and is designed to... Read More | Comment
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Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management is an ideal resource for trainees, clinicians, and nurses who work in the perioperative arena, from the operating room to the postoperative surgical ward. Advanced Perioperative Crisis Management is a high-yield, clinically-relevant resource for understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of a wide variety of perioperative emergencies. Three introductory chapters review a critical thinking approach to the unstable or pulseless... Read More | Comment
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Traditionally, research would be presented at conferences, discussed at meetings, and gradually incorporated into international guidelines and textbooks. It would then filter down into clinical practice, years after its original publication. This process is referred to as the “knowledge translation cycle.” With FOAM, things are moving much more quickly, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Until recently, social media and medical education shared an... Read More | Comment
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The fully updated Crisis Management in Anesthesiology continues to provide updated insights on the latest theories, principles, and practices in anesthesiology. From anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to emergency physicians and residents, this medical reference book will effectively prepare you to handle any critical incident during anesthesia. A comprehensive discussion of the latest theories, principles and practices for CRM in perioperative practice and will be a... Read More | Comment
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Although intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) was first used to treat life-threatening local anesthetic (LA) toxicity, its use has expanded to include both non-local anesthetic (non-LA) poisoning and less severe manifestations of toxicity. A collaborative workgroup appraised the literature and provides evidence-based recommendations for the use of ILE in poisoning. Clinical recommendations regarding the use of ILE in poisoning were only possible in a small number... Read More | Comment
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The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member. Pharmacists keen on a career in critical care need to understand that this is a complicated area and that things do not always end well for patients. “The role is emotionally challenging but can be very rewarding — you need to be resilient.” Read More | Comment
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This is what Emmanuel had to say about his innovation: “There are times in the emergency department (ED) when there are no electrodes available to place patient on a monitor. In resource limited settings like Ghana, it is very expensive to replenish disposable electrodes and it is quite common to run out of electrodes in the ED. Improvisation in medicine has become a solution to... Read More | Comment
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This paper explores the use of heuristics among highly-trained physicians diagnosing heart disease in the emergency department, a common task with life-or-death consequences. Using data from a large private-payer claims database, I find compelling evidence of heuristic thinking in this setting: patients arriving in the emergency department just after their 40th birthday are roughly 10% more likely to be tested for and 20% more likely... Read More | Comment
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Preventing harm remains a persistent challenge in the ICU despite evidence-based practices known to reduce the prevalence of adverse events. This review seeks to describe the critical role of safety culture and patient and family engagement in successful quality improvement initiatives in the ICU. Efforts to establish a culture of safety and meaningfully engage patients and families should form the foundation for all safety interventions... Read More | Comment
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Rapid response team activation is less frequent during the early morning and is followed by a spike in mortality in the 7 AM hour. These findings suggest that failure to rescue deteriorating patients is more common overnight. Strategies aimed at improving rapid response team utilization during these vulnerable hours may improve patient outcomes. The primary outcome was inhospital mortality. Patient and event characteristics between the... Read More | Comment
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Adequate staffing in ICUs is an increasing problem worldwide. We would like to elaborate on staffing problems that arise in ICUs across Europe, including the Dutch situation. This staffing problem is caused by the increased use of ICUs because of expanding and aging populations and economic welfare. Also, migration to cities leaves several rural areas in Europe deprived of physicians. This is superposed by an... Read More | Comment
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The 2017 Critical Care Reviews Book seeks to summarize, critique and put in context the best critical care trials of 2016. Five intensivsts working in Northern Ireland have spent the past year writing this edition. This is available as a free PDF download or at minimum cost for the print version. Critical Care Reviews is a not-for-profit organization. The price is kept as low as... Read More | Comment