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WHO provides guidance to address the shortage of quality palliative care services.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

News release: WHO takes steps to address glaring shortage of quality palliative care services – World Health Organization

See Guidance:

Assessing the development of palliative care worldwide: a set of actionable indicators – World Health Organization

Quality health services and palliative care: practical approaches and resources to support policy, strategy and practice – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic Review: Music interventions may have beneficial effects on anxiety, depression, hope, pain, and fatigue in adults with cancer.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:43h | UTC

Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in people with cancer – Cochrane Library

 


Survey finds misperceptions associated with palliative care are widespread – stigma may be perpetuated by those who falsely believe they understand its meaning.

11 Oct, 2021 | 23:54h | UTC

Public knowledge and attitudes concerning palliative care – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for screening to detect major depression.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:34h | UTC

Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for screening to detect major depression: updated systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis – The BMJ

See calculator: PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them?

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them? – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Seven things physicians and residents/patients should question in long term care.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:31h | UTC

Seven Things Physicians and Residents/Patients Should Question – Canadian Society for Long Term Care Medicine

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


Addressing Biased Patient Behavior: A Teachable Moment.

5 Oct, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Addressing Biased Patient Behavior: A Teachable Moment – JAMA Internal Medicine

 


Review: Optimizing care for critically ill older adults.

5 Oct, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

Optimizing care for critically ill older adults – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Fire safety and emergency evacuation guidelines for intensive care units and operating theatres: for use in the event of fire, flood, power cut, oxygen supply failure, noxious gas, structural collapse or other critical incidents.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Fire safety and emergency evacuation guidelines for intensive care units and operating theatres: for use in the event of fire, flood, power cut, oxygen supply failure, noxious gas, structural collapse or other critical incidents – Anaesthesia

 


A pandemic recap: lessons we have learned.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:29h | UTC

A pandemic recap: lessons we have learned – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

 


Review: Monitoring of Treatment for Arterial Hypertension.

29 Sep, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

Monitoring of Treatment for Arterial Hypertension – Deutsches Ärzteblatt International

 


WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases.

23 Sep, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases – World Health Organization

Compendium: WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2021. COVID-19 and other health priorities – World Health Organization

 


Essential Emergency and Critical Care: A consensus among global clinical experts.

22 Sep, 2021 | 10:07h | UTC

Essential Emergency and Critical Care: a consensus among global clinical experts – BMJ Global Health

News releases:

40 steps to reduce deaths from critical illness – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

40 simple steps to reduce deaths from critical illness – Karolisnka Institutet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Interventions to Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in High-risk Populations.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Interventions to Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in High-risk Populations: A Systematic Review – JAMA Network Open

 


Podcast: Advance Your Care Planning.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

#295 Advance Your Care Planning with Dr. Rebecca Sudore – The Curbsiders

 


Large cohort study suggests routine replacement (every 96 hours) of peripheral intravenous catheters may reduce the risk of bloodstream infections compared to clinically indicated replacement.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:34h | UTC

Comparison of Routine Replacement With Clinically Indicated Replacement of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Related Cochrane Review with different findings: Systematic Review: Clinically‐indicated vs. Routine Replacement of Peripheral Venous Catheters

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Five things clinicians and patients should question in rural medicine.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:26h | UTC

Choosing Wisely Canada: Rural medicine list of recommendations – Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


RCT: The addition of telemedicine to improve standard care for medically complex children was associated with improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs.

17 Sep, 2021 | 10:00h | UTC

Telemedicine for Children With Medical Complexity: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Pediatrics

 


Review | Prevention of unintentional injuries in children under five years.

17 Sep, 2021 | 09:58h | UTC

Prevention of unintentional injuries in children under five years – BMC Pediatrics

 


Systematic Review: Does hair removal before surgery prevent infections after surgery?

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

Summary: Does hair removal before surgery prevent infections after surgery? – Cochrane Library

Original study: Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


‘Do not resuscitate’ decision recorded for only 1 in 5 very sick hospitalized older patients, study finds

14 Sep, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

‘Do not resuscitate’ decision recorded for only 1 in 5 very sick older patients, study finds – News Medical

Original study: Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions for older medical inpatients: a cohort study – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 


Ten strategies to optimize early mobilization and rehabilitation in intensive care.

10 Sep, 2021 | 05:14h | UTC

Ten strategies to optimize early mobilization and rehabilitation in intensive care – Critical Care

 


Tube feeding for people with severe dementia: making decisions.

7 Sep, 2021 | 10:39h | UTC

Tube feeding for people with severe dementia: making decisions – Evidently Cochrane

Original article: Systematic review: Enteral tube feeding for people with severe dementia – “We found no evidence that tube feeding improves survival; improves quality of life; reduces pain; reduces mortality; decreases behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia”.

 


Care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.

7 Sep, 2021 | 10:34h | UTC

Care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines – ESMO Open

 


[Preprint] Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19.

3 Sep, 2021 | 10:30h | UTC

Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19 – NBC News

Original study: The Impact of Community Masking on COVID-19: A Cluster-Randomized Trial in Bangladesh – Innovations for Poverty Action

See also: A Study In Bangladesh Tripled The Rate Of Mask-Wearing. Can It Help In The U.S.? – NPR

 

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