Posts Tagged ‘critically ill patients’

Caregivers of Critically Ill Patients

Posted by • May 13th, 2016

Unpaid caregivers (typically family or close friends) are essential to the sustainability of North American health care systems, because their unpaid labor annually accounts for $27 billion in Canada and $642 billion in the United States. Although caregiver assistance can be beneficial for patients, such care may have negative consequences for caregivers, including poor health-related… Read More…

Acetaminophen for Fevers in the Critically Ill: Good for Patients, or Are We Treating Ourselves?

Posted by • November 11th, 2015

It is 3AM and you are called about Mr. Smith, a 74-year-old man who presented to the hospital tonight with a cough and was found to have pneumonia and sepsis. You have started him on antibiotics, but he now has a temperature of 38.3°C (100.9°F). His nurse asks, “Should we give him something for that… Read More…