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Anesthetic Use The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an Interpretive Guideline on Anesthetic Use for Hospital Procedures. This guideline restricts injection of intravenous sedatives for procedures (including emergency intubation) to “qualified” practitioners, a definition that does not include critical care and emergency medicine nurses. The Critical Care Society Collaborative (CCSC) was concerned about […]


VAE/VAP

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) The generally accepted definition of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) refers to a parenchymal lung infection that arises more than 48 hours after endotracheal intubation. However, this definition is inadequate because diagnosing VAP requires high clinical suspicion combined with bedside examination, radiographic examination, and microbiologic analysis of respiratory […]


Anesthetic Use

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an Interpretive Guideline on Anesthetic Use for Hospital Procedures. This guideline restricts injection of intravenous sedatives for procedures (including emergency intubation) to “qualified” practitioners, a definition that does not include critical care and emergency medicine nurses. The Critical Care Society Collaborative (CCSC) was concerned about this wording, […]