Special Topics - ICU Administration
- Surge capacity principles: care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters: CHEST consensus statement.
- Hick JL, Einav S, Hanfling D, Kissoon N, Dichter JR, Devereaux AV, Christian MD; Task Force for Mass Critical Care; Task Force for Mass Critical Care.
- Chest. 2014 Oct;146(4 Suppl):e1S-e16S.
Rationale for inclusion: Excellent discussion of critical care surge capacity during disasters
Citations - 18 (as of July 2017)
- Effectiveness of classroom based crew resource management training in the intensive care unit: study design of a controlled trial.
- Kemper PF, de Bruijne M, van Dyck C, Wagner C.
- BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Nov 10;11:304.
Rationale for inclusion: Crew resource management strategies in the ICU
Citations - 23 (as of July 2017)
- Large-scale implementation of sedation and delirium monitoring in the intensive care unit: a report from two medical centers.
- Pun BT, Gordon SM, Peterson JF, Shintani AK, Jackson JC, Foss J, Harding SD, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW.
- Crit Care Med. 2005 Jun;33(6):1199-205.
Rationale for inclusion: Implementing large scale practice changes
Citations - 255 (as of July 2017)
- Standardized clinical care pathways for major thoracic cases reduce hospital costs.
- Zehr KJ, Dawson PB, Yang SC, Heitmiller RF.
- Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Sep;66(3):914-9.
Rationale for inclusion: Why use clinical care pathways in the ICU setting?
Citations - 183 (as of July 2017)
- A "closed" medical intensive care unit (MICU) improves resource utilization when compared with an "open" MICU.
- Multz AS, Chalfin DB, Samson IM, Dantzker DR, Fein AM, Steinberg HN, Niederman MS, Scharf SM.
- Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998 May;157(5 Pt 1):1468-73.
Rationale for inclusion: Open vs closed ICU models
Citations - 256 (as of July 2017)