Thursday, 10 March 2016

Structure and Process in the ICU - new guidelines from the Society of Critical Care Medicine


Nice to see another of my podcasts for the SCCM released recently.

I had a great opportunity to chat to Derek Wheeler about his recent article, “Critical Care Delivery: The Importance of Process of Care and ICU Structure to Improved Outcomes: An Update From the American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force on Models of Critical Care,” published in Critical Care Medicine. Derek works as an Intensive Care Specialist at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and serves as co-chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Task Force on Models of Care. In this guideline, Dr. Wheeler and coauthors make recommendations based on recent literature, which suggests that improvements in processes of care, ICU structure, and use of quality improvement science methodologies beneficially impact the outcomes of critically ill patients and reduce the associated costs of care.

The paper can be found in Crit Care Med. 2015; 43(7):1520-1525

Here's a link to the interview : Derek Wheeler interview