Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Archives
Delirium, benzos and the pediatric ICU
Oct. 2, 2017—With other risk factors held equal, children who received a benzodiazepine sedative drug were nearly three times more likely to experience delirium – confused thought – the following day.
Improved patient ‘handover’ process bolsters outcomes
Oct. 18, 2012—Patient handovers matter. A lot. That’s the conclusion from Vanderbilt researchers who reviewed three years of patient data and found that major complications occurring within 24 hours after cardiac surgery were cut in half following the adoption of an improved handover process.