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M Brooke, B Murthy
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December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
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July 2013: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Sarah C Masson, Vincent H Mabasa, Douglas L Malyuk, Jerrold L Perrott
BACKGROUND: The mnemonic FASTHUG (Feeding, Analgesia, Sedation, Thromboembolic prophylaxis, Head of bed elevation, stress Ulcer prophylaxis, Glucose control) was developed by intensive care unit (ICU) physicians to ensure that key aspects of care are addressed during each patient encounter. Because this tool does not specifically target pharmacotherapy assessments, a modified version, FASTHUG-MAIDENS, was created, by changing the H to mean Hypoactive or Hyperactive delirium and adding M for Medication reconciliation; A for Antibiotics or Anti-infectives; I for Indications for medications; D for drug Dosing; E for Electrolytes, hematology, and other laboratory tests; N for No drug interactions, allergies, duplication, or side effects; and S for Stop dates...
May 2013: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Vincent H Mabasa, Douglas L Malyuk, Elisa-Marie Weatherby, Alice Chan
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September 2011: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Karen Janeen George
Trauma patients present with and have the potential to develop an array of systemic and metabolic disturbances. Adult respiratory distress syndrome has been identified as a life-threatening development, especially in trauma patients. A systematic approach to care utilizing the acronyms FASTHUG and BANDAIDS, along with incorporating lung protective strategies, provides avenues to decrease mortality related to adult respiratory distress syndrome. A case study presentation, pathophysiology related to symptoms, interventions, and clinical outcomes are presented...
January 2008: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Thomas J Papadimos, Sandra J Hensley, Joan M Duggan, Sadik A Khuder, Marilyn J Borst, John J Fath, Lauri R Oakes, Debra Buchman
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement 100,000 Lives Campaign made VAP a target of prevention and performance improvement. Additionally, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations' 2007 Disease Specific National Patient Safety Goals included the reduction of healthcare-associated infections. We report implementation of a performance improvement project that dramatically reduced our VAP rate that had exceeded the 90th percentile nationally...
February 12, 2008: Patient Safety in Surgery
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