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Special Topics - ICU Administration

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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)

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