Pandemic Triage

A multicentre evaluation of two intensive care unit triage protocols for use in an influenza pandemic Winston K Cheung. Medical Journal of Australia; August 2012 [3]:178-181. doi:10.5694/mja11.10926] Clinical Question In the event of a viral pandemic, what effect does the use of a triage protocol (specifically the NSW ICU triage protocol) have in increasing ICU bed availability, both in admission […]

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ANTHARTIC

Prevention of Early Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia after Cardiac Arrest Francois et al. N Engl J Med 2019;381:1831-42. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1812379 Clinical Question In post out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients treated with targeted temperature management, does the use of empirical antibiotics prevent early ventilator-associated pneumonia? Background Rates of survival to hospital discharge and good neurological outcomes post out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) remain poor Despite […]

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SoM

Contact precautions in single-bed or multiple-bed rooms for patients with extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae in Dutch hospitals Kluytmans-van den Bergh. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2019; Published online 23rd August 2019. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30262-2. Clinical Question In non-ICU, non-haematology patients that have been identified as carriers of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae (ESBLs), is a strategy of contact precautions in a multiple-bed room compared to contact […]

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