Human factors: role of cognitive and social skills in clinical practice (2017)

Type of publication:
Journal article

Author(s):
*Thomas Wood

Citation:
Emergency Nurse; Mar 2017; vol. 24 (no. 10); p. 18-19

Abstract:
Last September, a team from our trust was chosen by the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) to represent the UK in a simulation-based cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) competition at the annual European Resuscitation Congress, in Iceland.

Predicting and measuring fluid responsiveness with echocardiography (2016)

Type of publication:
Journal article

Author(s):
*Miller, Ashley, Mandeville, Justin

Citation:
Echo research and practice, June 2016, vol. 3, no. 2, p. G1

Abstract:
Echocardiography is ideally suited to guide fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients. It can be used to assess fluid responsiveness by looking at the left ventricle, aortic outflow, inferior vena cava and right ventricle. Static measurements and dynamic variables based on heart-lung interactions all combine to predict and measure fluid responsiveness and assess response to intravenous fluid resuscitation. Thorough knowledge of these variables, the physiology behind them and the pitfalls in their use allows the echocardiographer to confidently assess these patients and in combination with clinical judgement manage them appropriately.

Link to full text: http://www.echorespract.com/content/3/2/G1.abstract