Critical Care Alert – November 1, 2023
November 1, 2023
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Prompt diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism in the emergency room and intensive care unit (ICU), therefore, may affect the course of these patients.
Studying Patients at High Risk for Death in the ICU Can Give Them a Voice and Help Clinicians Understand Their Concerns
Using a multiple-source approach, this study showed that when given a voice, patients at high risk of dying in the intensive care unit express variable logistical, spiritual, physical, psychological, and existential concerns that clinicians should consider and address.
In this prospective, observational study, lung ultrasound showed comparable diagnostic performance to standard diagnostics but better accuracy.