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Rethinking pathology testing in the ICU - arterial blood gas

Rethinking pathology testing in the ICU - arterial blood gas

To understand current ordering practices within the intensive care unit, specifically: who initiates arterial blood gas sampling; what are the clinical indications; when are these investigations performed; how many investigations are performed
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 3 May 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
Restoration of Voice for Tracheostomy Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Restoration of Voice for Tracheostomy Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital implemented the first randomised controlled trial in the world that demonstrated the benefits of using an in-line speaking valve in an Intensive Care Unit, to restore the voice of mechanically-ventilated tracheostomy patients.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 10 June 2016|Last updated: 27 June 2016
Communication boards in the ICU

Communication boards in the ICU

The introduction of communication boards in 5 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has produced a positive change by increasing staff skills and improving communication with non-verbal patients. Patient satisfaction has also increased with reported improvements in communication success and reduced stress levels.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 23 September 2009|Last updated: 12 January 2015
Pleural Drains in Adults - Consensus Guidelines

Pleural Drains in Adults - Consensus Guidelines

Aim: Improve the standard of clinical practice in the insertion, management, trouble shooting and removal of pleural drains in adults within NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes. Increase awareness of ‘good’ practice in relation to pleural drains. Support managers and clinicians to imp...
15 January 2016
Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

Aim: To improve the safety and quality of care provided to adult patients with a tracheostomy in NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Reduce number of, and severity of adverse events in adults with tracheostomy Improve patient experience and outcomes Improve staff experience in caring for pati...
26 June 2015
Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Guidelines for Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Guidelines for Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Aim: Provide clinicians in critical care areas and specialist respiratory care units with best practice guidance regarding the provision of NIV for appropriately sel...
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes Reduced need for invasive ventilation, prolonged mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy Reduce length of stay
26 June 2015

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