Practice Alert Provides Critical Care Nurses Safety Tips for Prone Positioning
The technique that became well known during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a standard tactic for managing acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Does Surviving an ECMO Stay Put Patients at Greater Risk for Mental Health Problems?
Survivors of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) demonstrated a modest increase in risk of new mental health diagnoses after discharge vs. ICU survivors who do not undergo ECMO.
ECMO-Supported CPR Disappoints for Treating Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
For patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that was refractory to initial resuscitation efforts, adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to standard CPR did not result in a significant improvement in survival with favorable neurologic outcome.
Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure Could Raise Risk for Depression, Anxiety
Two research groups reported on breathing dirty air and how that affects mental health.
Persistent Asthma Patients Show More Plaque Buildup, Inflammation
Pulmonary ailment could speed carotid artery damage, create more inflammatory biomarkers.
Scientists Are Worried About Air Quality and Dementia Risk
Traffic-related air pollution raises red flags for neurological health.
‘Informed Assent’ for CPR Is Reasonable Approach for Some Hospitalized Patients
This concept was developed to satisfy the right of physicians to initiate DNR orders in futile situations and their duty to communicate to patients and lawful surrogates. Through informed assent, physicians state they will write a DNR order because it would be futile and harmful to the patient to attempt CPR in their current serious illness.
Appropriate Oxygenation Targets in the Treatment of Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
The care of critically ill patients in the ICU remains challenging. Recent studies support current protocols for the delivery of oxygen to patients who require supplemental oxygen due to respiratory failure of varying etiologies. Broad oxygenation targets of SpO2 between 88% to 97% continue to be supported by recent trials.
Limitation of Tidal Volume Is Cardioprotective Among Mechanically Ventilated Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
In this experimental study, rising tidal volume increased right ventricular afterload.
Healthcare Industry Embraces Firearm Safety Law
Various groups thank Congress, White House for swift action on bipartisan legislation.