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on ITU

On intensive therapy unit. A popular UK expression referring to where a patient receives intensive care in hospital, whereas US expression would be “in ITU”. Both the US and UK would also say “in intensive care”.
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late tracheostomy in intensive care settings: Impact on ICU and hospital costs.
The hospital spent $2 million in the 2007-2008 fiscal year on ICU labor costs of the intensivist and ancillary clinicians to provide 24/7 ICU coverage, he says.
The survey tool (Table 1 and Figure 1) included a combination of questions designed to 1) further explore issues that arose from the earlier data quality survey completed by ICU Nurse Unit Managers (14), 2) obtain self-report evaluations of data collected for and submitted to the ANZICS APD, and 3) elicit ICU directors' perceptions on ICU data quality and feedback mechanisms.
At Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the multidisciplinary Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery group is looking beyond patient mortality and focusing on the impact of critical illness on ICU survivors' longer-term outcomes.
The Leapfrog recommendations on ICU physician staffing were clear: full intensivist staffing would save 162,000 lives each year and $3.4 billion annually in the U.S.
The initial work of the committee included reviewing the current literature on ICU ORTs, establishing a structure that was workable with the resources available in the hospital, determining the criteria for calling the ICU ORT, and liaising with the switchboard to determine the most effective way to deploy the ORT call.
There is surprise that only 26% of patients seen on ICU ORT calls are transferred to the ICU (Figure One).
The Australian Council of Healthcare Standards has adopted unplanned readmission as one of the clinical indicators of intensive care patient management but data on ICU readmission from Australasian ICUs are sparse (7-11).
Serious concern was expressed about the negative impact of medical emergency team activities on their ability to care for ICU patients and the additional stress on ICU medical and nursing staff.
Items included years of vocational training in ICU or related specialty, size of hospital, personnel involved in MET, percentage of in-hours and out-of-hours rostering for MET activities and other out-of-ICU activities, average number of MET calls during day and night shifts, average length of call and time spent on MET Statements measuring the trainees' perceptions of the impact of MET activities on ICU training, patient care on the wards and care in ICU were measured on a seven-point Likert type scale ranging from "strongly disagree" as one to "strongly agree" as seven.
A model using multiple logistic regression was developed to identify significant predictors of favourable perception of MET activities on ICU training.
The APACHE II data were collected on ICU admission and after 24 hours and the daily assessment of organ dysfunction, therapeutic interventions and decision to limit life support data were recorded at 0800 h each day during the ICU admission.