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ICU nurse staffing linked with in-hospital death risk, study finds

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

An analysis of data involving 13,696 adults at 1,265 intensive care units found that having more nurses per patient was associated with reduced risk of in-hospital death. The study in Critical Care Medicine found that the nurse-to-patient ratio at ICUs in North America was higher than in Western Europe and Latin America. "The study reinforces the importance of having good staffing, especially in the ICU where you have your most critically ill patients," said Ruth Kleinpell, one of the authors of the study. MedPage Today (free registration) (01/21)


Dellinger: More compassion is needed in ICU care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Study looks at "obesity paradox" and enteral nutrition

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Study finds dosing problems with new anticoagulants in ICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Study examines trauma center status of Chicago-area hospitals

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Using antiseptic washcloths in ICU doesn't reduce HAIs, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Biologist warns wearing scrubs outside hospital may spread germs

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Study: Sedation protocol doesn't reduce ventilator days, adverse events in NICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

AMA report shows weekly working hours among physicians

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Medical center hopes best practice alert could cut unneeded blood transfusions

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015


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