Safety in the ICU
Trends in Critical Care
Critical care is one of the most challenging and important areas of healthcare. Nurses, doctors, and researchers are constantly looking for new ways to improve patient care, worker safety, and efficiency in critical care units like the ICU.
Nurses can Improve Infection Control
Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) occur in approximately 4 to 10 percent of hospitalized patients and account for more than 1,700,000 infections per year in the USA alone. In the ICU and Anesthesia, this concern is even greater considering the pressure on ICU nurses and CRNA’s as well as the critical condition of the patients.
A Review of Advances in the Field of Anesthesia
Advancements and innovations in anesthesia have vastly improved the quality of care provided to patients, as well as the safety and performance of CRNAs and anesthetists.
Patient Safety in the ICU
Patient safety has become a major concern in the healthcare industry.To raise awareness for patient safety, the World Health Organisation celebrates Patient Safety Day on December 9th every year.