Large study finds higher burden of acute brain dysfunction for COVID-19 ICU patients

IMAGE: Brenda Pun, DNP, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center view more  Credit: Vanderbilt University Medical Center COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. Choice of sedative medications and curbs […]

New strategies suggested for critical heart care in the ICU

Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT / 5 a.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2020 — Patients in cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) could benefit from the CICU health care team using a daily checklist to prevent infections and other common complications, according to a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, “Prevention of […]