Critical Care


Arterial Catheter Use in ICU Doesn’t Improve Hospital Mortality

Clinical question: Does the use of arterial catheters (AC) improve hospital mortality in ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation?...


ICU Pressures Improve Transfers to the Floor

Clinical question: Does ICU strain negatively affect the outcomes of patients transferred to the floor? Background: With healthcare costs...


Decreased ICU Duty Hours Does Not Affect Patient Mortality

Clinical question: Does the reduction in work hours for residents affect mortality in medical and surgical ICUs? Background: A reduction in work...


ICU Pressure Improves Patient Transfers to the Hospital Floor

Rising costs, projected shortages in critical care staff have prompted physicians to use ICU services more efficiently: study