Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Critical Care

CDC decides to put all of New York on a ventilator

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NYC, New York - The recent coronavirus outbreak has devastated New York City to say the least. Their infection rate almost out numbers the rest of the...

Orthopaedic Surgeons Attempting to “Re-learn” ICU Things 🤦‍♂️

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San Diego, CA - In light of the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic, physicians of all walks of life are preparing to be called upon to work outside of their comfort areas. Orthopaedic surgeons...
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Patient Placed on 4,000 Liters by Nasal Cannula

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SPOKANE, WA - Sometimes you have to think outside the box. That's exactly what a rapid response team did this morning: In a last ditch effort to prevent intubation, the team...
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Clutch: Resident Places A-Line Into Circle of Willis

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ATLANTA, GA - In the same way patients can be progressively difficult sticks from the venous standpoint, the same holds true for their arteries. Thankfully one determined ICU resident didn't let...
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All Aboard! Next Stop on the Hot Mess Express: ICU City!

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ER STATION - All aboard! Health care professionals, have your tickets and IDs in hand as you get ready to step aboard the Hot Mess Express! This is the Hot...
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National Academy of Medicine OKs using rectal gases instead of venous gases in hard...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota – In what appears to be a practice changing announcement, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released an update to its exceptional Factors Affecting Routine Treatment (eFART) factsheet. In the section on hard...
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Patient Formally Diagnosed as Acute on Chronic Hot Mess

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SANTA FE, NM - After a battery of laboratory tests, radiographic imaging, and subspecialty consultations, a team of health care professionals has formally diagnosed their medically complex patient as an acute on...

ICU Hires Wardrobe Consultants to Help With Donning and Doffing of Contact Gowns, Compliance...

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WEST JERSEY, UK - Around 90% of the patients in the ICU's at West Jersey Regional Medical Center were on contact precautions last fiscal year, but adherence to the strict isolation policy was far...
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Breaking: CPR Requires Prior Authorization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In breaking news that will infinitely complicate the already difficult process of attempting to resuscitate a patient, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (or CPR) will now require prior authorization. The prevailing reaction to this news...
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Hypoxemic Blue Journal Oxygenated Back to a Healthy Pink

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NEW YORK, NY - The chronically-hypoxemic Blue Journal, also known as the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, has finally been adequately oxygenated and has now turned into a nice, healthy pink...
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