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    Critical Care Physician

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    Critical care physicians are doctors who have completed primary residency training in a specific area of study. Areas such as pediatrics, anesthesiologists, and emergency medicine. Then have to complete training in an intensive care unit. Critical care physicians need to be hard workers, have lots of stamina and be able to stay calm, and quickly look for the most efficient solution. Starting off, school is a little more open ended for any kind of physician. First you must achieve a BS degree, however you can choose what the degree is in. Most people will prefer something in science because that will let you get most of the prerequisites for medical school and help prepare you for the next step. The next step is taking and passing the MCAT.…

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    On May 11, 2015, Lincoln Wulf was born at two pounds, ten ounces and fourteen point six inches. His twin brother, Theodore was born at one pound ten ounces, and nine point six inches, but sadly did not make it. Lincoln spent one hundred one days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) being carefully monitored by the staff at the hospital. During his stay, he was hooked up to numerous tubes and machines as he fought for his life. Melissa Wulf poured her heart out, “During our 101 days in…

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    also allowed for fourth-year particulars, such as Part II of the National Boards and residency interviews. My first elective of the fourth year was a rotation in Intensive Care at Baptist. The I.C.U. was run by Dr. Sid Garvey, a cardiologist who was highly regarded as a distinguished medical educator. Aware of the caliber of medical residents at Baptist, Garvey devised an elaborate set of protocols for virtually every emergency that could occur in an I.C.U. The protocols were so logical and…

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    According to health and social care information Centre (HSCIS) (2014), more than half of admission to critical care unit was emergency and male patients. The patients were admitted mostly from theater and recovery (44.2%) requiring an average of 2.2 organ support. The psychological outcome of intensive care survivors highlighted conjointly by Wade et al., (2012) and Griffiths et al., (2013) suggested the need of intervention to decrease the result of psychological morbidity. The impact of…

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    Delirium Stereotypes

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    1. Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P. Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2014. Chapter 21.2, Delirium; p.657-63. 2. Barr J, Fraser GL, Puntillo K, Ely EW, et al. American College of Critical Care Medicine: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med 2013; 41(1):263-306. 3. Brothwick M, Bourne R, Craig M, Egan A, Oxley J. Detection, Prevention and Treatment…

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    Imagine growing up having a disability, but people don’t know the whole story behind it. There was this girl, and she became deaf as a baby. She was carried in her mom’s stomach while she had chicken pox. The mother then gave her child Pneumothorax in both lungs, when she was eight years old. The baby had to go through a severe process in the hospital for fifty nine days straight. The process included having chest tubes in the lungs, and medicine to paralyze her body, so she could not breathe…

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    Icu-Acquired Weakness

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    Yes. This research article was published on July 2016 in the Journal of Respiratory Care. It is a peer-reviewed journal. 2. Taito, S., Shime, N., Ota, K., & Yasuda, H. (2016). Early mobilization of mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. Journal of Intensive Care, 4(50), 1-7. doi:10.1186/s40560-016-0179-7 Strengths: The authors of this article explained the role of the ABCDE bundle (awakening, breathing coordination, delirium monitoring, and early exercise mobilization).…

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    Medicaid reimbursed over 17 billion of those costs. Thus, the CMS initiated the SCIP program in an effort to mediate sepsis events. In addition to mediation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (2015) has started tracking sepsis and sepsis care as a part of value based purchasing, in an effort to improve safe quality…

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    Critical care is a component of acute care, and it aims to treat patients who require high or constant levels of monitoring and support. These patients are often in life threatening positions, and are cared for in Critical Care Units (CCUs). Patients who enter critical care can be split into two groups, planned and unplanned admissions. A planned admission may be a patient undergoing an intricate elective surgery who requires one to one monitoring peri-operatively. Unplanned admissions can be…

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    I have always had a passion for helping others and taking care of children. When I was younger I would always play house with my baby dolls and siblings. I always had to be the mom so I could take care of everyone else even though I was the middle child. As I got older I couldn’t wait to start babysitting. In Wisconsin you can get a babysitting license when you turn 13, I got mine the exact same day! The passion had always been there but I didn’t know what I would do with it. There are…

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