Category Archives: Ward Round Update

Central line tip position and assessment

The following recent research articles were identified following the ward round on 8th December 2017 to provide some reading around central line tip position and assessment. Galente, O et al. (2017) Single-Operator Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Catheter Insertion Verifies Proper Tip … Continue reading

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HME vs wet circuit

The following reviews have recently been published on this topic: Gillies, D. et al, (2017) Heat and moisture exchangers versus heated humidifiers for mechanically ventilated adults and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD004711. Full Text Vargas, … Continue reading

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Hyponatremia and the Edelman equation

The following articles have been identified following the ward round on 24th November 2017 to provide some reading around the Edelman equation when treating hyponatremia. Hanna, R.M. et al (2016) The utility and accuracy of four equations in predicting sodium … Continue reading

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Prokinetic use in the ICU

The following articles have been identified following the ward round on Thursday 11th May 2017 to provide a general overview of the above. If you have any problems accessing these documents please use your NHS Athens or contact library.rph@lthtr.nhs.uk The … Continue reading

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Management of airway stridor

At the ward round on 9th November 2017 there was a discussion around the management of stridor in adults and in children in an emergency situation. A selection of reading is included below. Khemani, RG. et al (2009) Corticosteroids for … Continue reading

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Diagnosing endocarditis using echocardiography

The following articles have been identified following the ward round on 9th November 2017 to provide some reading around diagnosing endocarditis using echocardiography . Dynamed (2017) Infective endocarditis Full text Sharma, V, Candilio, L & Hausenloy, DJ. (2012) Infective endocarditis: An intensive care … Continue reading

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Tracheostomy and cervical spinal cord injury

The following articles have been identified following the ward round on 26th October 2017 to provide some reading around tracheostomies in patients with injuries to the cervical spinal cord. Berney, S. et al (2011) The acute respiratory management of cervical … Continue reading

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