Quality Management in Intensive Care: A Practical Guide

Quality Management in Intensive Care: A Practical Guide

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Bertrand Guidet
Cambridge University Press, 2/15/2016
EAN 9781107503861, ISBN10: 1107503868

Paperback, 272 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

This book is one of the first to comprehensively summarise the latest thinking and research in the rapidly evolving field of quality management in intensive care. Quality indicators and outcome measures are discussed with a practical focus on patient-centred, evidence-based implementation for safer and more effective clinical practice. Chapters on topics such as teambuilding, patient satisfaction, mortality and morbidity, and electronic management systems are organised into three sections, covering quality management at the scale of the individual patient, the intensive care unit, and the national and international level. Written by a team of over forty international experts in the specialty, with editors who have been heavily involved for many years with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the book reflects commonly accepted goals and guidelines for best practice, and will be valuable for practitioners worldwide. The ideal one-stop resource for intensive care physicians as well as ICU and hospital managers.

Part I. Quality Management of Patient Care
1. Use of checklists Mark Romig, Asad Latif and Peter J. Pronovost
2. Daily goal discussions Hans U. Rothen and Matthias Haenggi
3. Common ICU procedures – central venous catheters insertion and management Davide Bastoni, Maurizio Cecconi and Andrew Rhodes
4. Use of guidelines and bundles Oliver Kumpf, Felix Balzer and Claudia Spies
5. Nosocomial/healthcare-associated infections Caroline Landelle and Didier Pittet
6. Optimal handover of ICU patients Marieke Zegers, Nelleke van Sluisveld and Hub Wollersheim
7. Diagnostic pathways Hans Flaatten
8. Transport of ICU patients Carole Schwebel, Claire Fossard and Clémence Minet
9. Mortality and morbidity conferences Iris Pélieu and Christophe Faisy
10. Intensive care unit triage Charles Gomersall
11. End-of-life care Wai-Tat Wong and Gavin M. Joynt
Part II. Quality Management of the ICU
12. Tools to improve patient safety and adverse events Andreas Valentin
13. Clinical data management Olaf L. Cremer and Casper W. Bollen
14. Electronic ICU management systems Brian W. Pickering
15. ICU staff
needs and utilization Gaetano Iapichino and Dinis dos Reis Miranda
16. Severity scoring, improved care? Rui P. Moreno and Joana Manuel
17. Implementation of evidence-based practice Jeffrey M. Singh and Damon C. Scales
18. Addressing barriers for change in clinical practice Paul R. Barach
19. Teambuilding Tanja Manser
20. Conflict management in the intensive care unit Katerina Rusinova and Elie Azoulay
21. From polio to hospital-wide care – the evolution of intensive care Ken Hillman, Michael Parr and Anders Aneman
22. Patient and family satisfaction Ruth Endacott
23. Follow-up after intensive care Folke Sjöberg and Lotti Orvelius
24. In situ small-scale simulation Pascale Gruber and Rebecca-Lea Smith
Part III. Quality Management on the National (and International) Level
25. National ICU registries Sten M. Walther and Göran Karlström
26. Quality indicators Peter van der Voort
27. Benchmarking
from comparison to performance Bertrand Guidet and Yên-Lan Nguyen
28. Volume and outcome Yên-Lan Nguyen and Bertrand Guidet
29. Competence based training and education Francesca Rubulotta and Adrian Wong
30. Applications of telemedicine in the intensive care unit Rob Boots, Neil Widdicombe and Jeffrey Lipman