ICU Survivors Commonly Experience Job Loss after Critical Illness, Study Confirms

National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings.

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Michigan hospital improves post-CABG outcomes, using proactive amiodarone protocol

A quality improvement project at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan resulted in a decreased incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation and shorter mean lengths of stay. The results indicate that an amiodarone POAF prophylaxis protocol could significantly reduce costs, improve patient outcomes and increase the overall quality of care.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses selects University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Giuliano as 2020 Distinguished Research Lecturer

Nurse scientist Karen Giuliano is being honored by AACN for her body of research, which focuses on the intersection of clinical needs and medical technology use, development and innovation. She is joining the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she will have a joint position between its new Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the College of Nursing.

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