Navigation Links
Night Staffing With Critical Care Docs May Lower ICU Death Rates
Date:5/21/2012

MONDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Having so-called intensivist physicians on staff in intensive care units during the night can reduce death rates in ICUs that do not have similar coverage during the day, according to a large new study.

An intensivist is a doctor who specializes in the care of critically ill patients. ICUs that have intensivists who manage or co-manage patients during the day are referred to as high-intensity, while those with optional or no intensivist involvement are low-intensity.

Previous research showing that high-intensity ICUs have lower death rates prompted many hospitals to increase the intensivist presence in their ICUs, including having them there around the clock, according to a news release from the American Thoracic Society.

The impact of having 24-hour intensivist staffing in ICUs, however, has not been well studied, said Dr. Jeremy Kahn, an associate professor of critical care medicine and health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kahn and his colleagues analyzed data from nearly 66,000 patients admitted to 49 ICUs in 25 U.S. hospitals in 2009 and 2010. Their findings were scheduled for presentation Monday at the society's international conference in San Francisco and also appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"Our study indicates that 24-hour intensivists are likely to improve patient outcomes only in some circumstances," Kahn said in the news release. "ICUs with low-intensity daytime staffing -- the most common staffing model in the United States -- have better outcomes when intensivists are also present at night. Nationally, two-thirds of ICUs have no intensivists at night, so expanding the role of intensivists in these ICUs could translate into improved health care."

"Equally important, we found that ICUs with high-intensity daytime staffing did not share the same benefit from nighttime intensivists," Kahn added. "These ICUs, whi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Laser Spine Institute Honored at the Gridiron Greats Night of Champions
2. Severe sleep apnea decreases frequency of nightmare recall
3. Lack of morning light keeping teenagers up at night
4. Overnight My Ice Cream for the Olympics
5. NightHawk Radiology Services Expands Its Medical Executive Team
6. SpiderTech Rides the Night Train to Olympic Gold
7. Grinding Teeth at Night May Be a Sign of Daytime Stress
8. Nibble Fish Arrive in Arlington Just in Time for Beautiful Toes for Oscar Night
9. Sleepless Nights Plague America
10. American Cancer Society's Inaugural Starry Night Gala Premiers at Trump National Golf Club
11. Last-Minute Tax Tip: Get a Good Night's Sleep
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Night Staffing With Critical Care Docs May Lower ICU Death Rates
(Date:8/5/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2015 , ... ... size of $5.1 Billion by 2020, signifying a firm annualized growth of 11.7% ... is experiencing a steady growth due to increasing demand of ceramic membranes technologies ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2015 , ... Social ... of retirees participating in a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). ... long-term budget trouble for an estimated 31 million Social Security beneficiaries age 65 and ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2015 , ... Available in ... new serum formulated with a quartet of beauty-enhancing marine and plant oils. A perfect ... features rose oil which stands out for its lovely scent and soothing properties. Formulated ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... The President of ... as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ ... Carol May’s long-standing dedication to the well-being of consumers through Wisdom Natural Brands’ ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... NOVA Pride , Northern ... or how they love or identify, to join them in paving “The Road Ahead” ... Special Events Center on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 12-9pm. In order to ensure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ceramic Membrane Market to Grow at a CAGR of 11.7% to 2020 2Health News:Ceramic Membrane Market to Grow at a CAGR of 11.7% to 2020 3Health News:Ceramic Membrane Market to Grow at a CAGR of 11.7% to 2020 4Health News:Ceramic Membrane Market to Grow at a CAGR of 11.7% to 2020 5Health News:Majority of Older Americans Say Social Security Benefits Not Keeping up with Rising Household Costs, According to a New Survey from the Senior Citizens League 2Health News:Majority of Older Americans Say Social Security Benefits Not Keeping up with Rising Household Costs, According to a New Survey from the Senior Citizens League 3Health News:Phytomer launches ROSÉE SOIN Radiance Replenishing Oil 2Health News:Phytomer launches ROSÉE SOIN Radiance Replenishing Oil 3Health News:Phytomer launches ROSÉE SOIN Radiance Replenishing Oil 4Health News:Carol May Named One of the Most Influential Woman in Arizona 2Health News:Carol May Named One of the Most Influential Woman in Arizona 3Health News:Carol May Named One of the Most Influential Woman in Arizona 4Health News:NOVA Pride Announces Theme for the 2015 Northern Virginia Pride Festival 2Health News:NOVA Pride Announces Theme for the 2015 Northern Virginia Pride Festival 3Health News:NOVA Pride Announces Theme for the 2015 Northern Virginia Pride Festival 4
... from a Phase I/II clinical trial of a novel ... In 26 patients with advanced solid tumors, treatment with ... yielding plasma concentrations above the expected therapeutic threshold, says ... in Montreal, Canada. Thallion has produced and tested ...
... have identified the role of a key enzyme called ... new target therapies to reduce plaques in the arteries ... susceptibility to heart disease. , Furthermore, unlike currently available ... plaques, increasing CEH may also reduce existing plaques. ...
... from the University at Buffalos Research Institute on Addictions ... accurately evaluate the extent of their teenagers cigarette smoking, ... found that in cases where parents provided lower estimates ... to underestimate frequency of marijuana use and quantity of ...
... And another study supports vitamins for respiratory health , , WEDNESDAY, ... lungs, a couple of drinks a day may help keep ... mounted that a daily dose of alcohol helps the heart, ... function -- even for smokers. , "This is the biggest ...
... By Charles MacCormack, President and CEO ... The dramatic images,of wildfires wreaking havoc in southern ... the immediate area where the destruction is taking,place but ... the,destructive power of the flames on television. Concerned ...
... Nation,s Largest Health Benefits Company Becomes First to Leverage ... Feedback and ... INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK, Oct. 24 WellPoint, Inc., ... today,announced the upcoming launch of a new online survey ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Phase I pharmacokinetic study of ECO-4601, a novel bifunctional targeting agent 2Health News:Role of a key enzyme in reducing heart disease identified 2Health News:Gauging parent knowledge about teens' substance use 2Health News:Gauging parent knowledge about teens' substance use 3Health News:Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs 2Health News:Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs 3Health News:Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs 4Health News:How to Help Children Cope With the California Wildfires 2Health News:How to Help Children Cope With the California Wildfires 3Health News:How to Help Children Cope With the California Wildfires 4Health News:WellPoint Taps Zagat Survey to Help Consumers Rate Experiences with Their Doctors 2Health News:WellPoint Taps Zagat Survey to Help Consumers Rate Experiences with Their Doctors 3
(Date:8/4/2015)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 4, 2015  The Pittsburgh ... sciences investment firm, announced today that one of its ... to sell their Flex ® Robotic System in ... pleased or more proud of Medrobotics," said John ... have come a very long way since spinning out ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 4, 2015  Intec Pharma Ltd. (the "Company") ... focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion ... initial public offering in the United States ... a price to the public of $6.00 per ordinary ... ordinary shares are being offered by the Company.  In ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... 4, 2015 P&S Market ... overview, trends, DRO analysis, market segmentation, market size ... and top competitor profiles in: Global ... Development and Demand Forecast to 2020  ... Explore full reports with detailed TOC on Global ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 2Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 3Intec Pharma Ltd. Announces Pricing of U.S. Initial Public Offering 2Intec Pharma Ltd. Announces Pricing of U.S. Initial Public Offering 3Global Drug of Abuse (DOA) Testing Market (Size of $2.9 Billion in 2014) to Witness 5% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 2Global Drug of Abuse (DOA) Testing Market (Size of $2.9 Billion in 2014) to Witness 5% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 3Global Drug of Abuse (DOA) Testing Market (Size of $2.9 Billion in 2014) to Witness 5% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 4Global Drug of Abuse (DOA) Testing Market (Size of $2.9 Billion in 2014) to Witness 5% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 5
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: ... has partnered with the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) , ... support of National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness ... a Capitol Hill Forum." The panel discussion aims to ...
... MYSTIC, Conn., Sept. 16 Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: ... Officer, is scheduled to present on Amarin,s behalf at the ... at 12:30 pm. This conference will be held at the ... recently appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, will also ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum 2Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum 3Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum 4Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum 5Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum 6Amarin to Present at UBS Life Sciences Conference 2
... The Vitros ECi brings true ... to immunodiagnostic testing. Highly sensitive assays ... oncology and bone metabolism testing are ... under development. The Vitros ECi can ...
... is a flexible system that ... environments small hospitals, backup ... satellite locations. The Vitros 250 ... can be automated or placed ...
... an effort to improve on the ... toxicology, abused drugs, and immunosuppressants tests, ... which incorporates random access capabilities. Although ... undergone several important changes in the ...
The IMx system is an automated analyzer designed to perform microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA), fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) and ion capture technologies....
Medicine Products: