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PICU study identifies 2 independent predictors of VAC, IVAC

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 03, 2016

Study data showed paralytic medications and reduced kidney function were independent variables associated with an increased risk of ventilator-associated conditions and infection-related VACs in pediatric ICU patients, researchers told the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. The study included 70 mechanically ventilated patients at one PICU and two control groups. Healio (free registration) (05/02)


Leapfrog hands out 798 A's in safety grades to US hospitals

Critical Care SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

Policy statement calls for shared decision-making in ICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

Study: Spiritual care using picture cards may help ICU patients

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 03, 2016

TAVR without ICU stay safe for some patients, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

Study: Adrenergic blockade for TBI did not boost ventilator-free days

Critical Care SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

Erratic nurse schedules with night shifts linked to heart disease risk

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 03, 2016

87% of struggling hospitals regret changing EHRs, survey shows

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 03, 2016

WHO endorses 6-step hand hygiene technique

Critical Care SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

Hospital systems make volume-based pledge to ensure quality

Critical Care SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016


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