Posts Tagged ‘intensive care unit’

Brainstem Death

INTRODUCTION As intensive care practices and facilities improved and became more widely available, it became a more common occurrence for severely brain damaged patients to be supported with mechanical ventilation. There has never been an actual statutory definition of death in the United Kingdom, unlike in the United States of America, and this was one [...]

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Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: A consensus statement by the American College of Critical Care Medicine

improve the care of intensive care unit (ICU) patients during the dying process. The recommendations build on those published in 2003 and highlight recent developments in the field from a U.S. perspective. They do not use an evidence grading system because most of the recommendations are based on ethical and legal principles that are not [...]

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