Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The ICU and How to Deal with the Tsunami of Information
Walk into the intensive care unit in just about any American hospital, and you’ll be bombarded with beeping and blaring noises and flashing lights. It may look high tech. It’s not.
In fact it is not. The modern ICU is still functioning in the ear of the 1960s. It’s “no different than it was 50 years ago,” said Dr. Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “There are stacks and stacks of machines with wires sticking out of them. It’s chaos.”
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