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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 12, No. 1, 2008, pp. 28-31
Bioline Code: cm08006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2008, pp. 28-31

 en Critical events in intensive care unit
Kaur, Mohandeep; Pawar, Mridula; Kohli, JasvinderKaur & Mishra, Shailendra

Abstract

This prospective study was designed to have an insight into critical events occurring in the 13-bedded multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) of our hospital and to report the critical events to evaluate the avoidable/iatrogenic problems so as to improve patient outcome and keep a self-check in the ICU. The errors reported were due to wrong mechanical or human performance. Repeated performance errors of the same kind pointed to the problem area, to which was paid proper attention in the required manner. Some malfunctioning equipments were abandoned and the need for adequate availability of staff was emphasized. Reporting of critical events was done keeping the patients′ and doctor′s identities anonymous through a proforma designed to report the event.

Keywords
Critical events, intensive care unit, outcome, reporting

 
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