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Criteria for Consideration of ICU Admission for Patients without an Obvious Need Print E-mail

 

A patient without an obvious need was defined as one who did not require endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation or as one who did not have hypotension requiring vasopressors while in the emergency department. Risk increases proportionally with the presence of more than three criteria.

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Criteria for Health Care–Associated Pneumonia Print E-mail
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Health care-associated pneumonia has been categorized as a discrete entity, with the goal of identifying patients with pneumonia that develops outside the hospital yet is caused by pathogens usually associated with hospital-acquired pneumonia or even ventilator-associated pneumonia, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative pathogens.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:54
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Scoring Systems for the Diagnosis of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients Print E-mail

 

Two scales are in common use, the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) and the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC).

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:53
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