Some of our older news items…

Next Steps - Issue 4

by Default admin account on 12-Jul-14 16:38
  • ICUsteps Conference 2013
  • Brain injury supplement to our intensive care guide
  • Help us to help your patients’ relatives…it’s as easy as putting up a poster!
  • Intensive care information milestone
  • ‘Intensive care: a guide for patients and relatives’ translations
  • ICU patient diary network
  • Information for children

Next Steps - Issue 5

by Default admin account on 25-Oct-14 14:53
  • Help improve care for patients with delirium
  • ICU patient diaries - how they help
  • Patient research priorities published
  • Free ICUsteps relatives poster
  • Have you given discharge summaries to your patients?
  • Patient Perception of ICU Nursing Research
  • How ICUsteps can help intensive care research
  • Patient information success

Next Steps - Issue 6

by Default admin account on 21-Apr-15 22:13
  • Critical care performs strongly in Care Quality Commission inspections
  • Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services launched
  • Patient support now available in Ireland
  • NHS England - CRG public consultation
  • ‘Sepsis Unplugged’ Conference 2015
  • ICUsteps patient information goes global…

Next Steps - Issue 7

by Default admin account on 25-Oct-15 10:46
  • ICUsteps patient diary app
  • New research into muscle wasting in critical illness
  • NCEPOD Sepsis enquiry findings soon to be available
  • ICUsteps making a difference
  • From Milton Keynes to Denmark…sharing the benefits of patient support
  • Making a splash!
  • Conference round up
  • Research update

NICE intravenous fluid therapy quality standard

by Default admin account on 19-Aug-14 22:28
NICE have published an Intravenous fluid therapy quality standard with the aims of reducing harm to patients from mistakes with intravenous fluid therapy, improving patient experience, improving the reporting of mistakes and reducing the length of hospital stay

Patient Perception of ICU Nursing

by Default admin account on 22-Oct-14 21:58
This grounded theory research into the patient’s perception of the nursing contribution to the patient’s experience of intensive care aimed to provide critical care nurses with evidence, which articulates their contribution to the patient’s experience of intensive care. The research also identified aspects of nursing care patients considered helpful and those less helpful to their entire critical care experience.

ICUsteps Dublin

by Default admin account on 20-Dec-14 10:15
The first ICUsteps support group outside the United Kingdom will open its doors on the 11th March 2015 with the formation of ICUsteps Dublin. This amazing milestone is the culmination of years of dedication from Barbara Egan. Barbara survived pneumonia and sepsis in month long battle with critical illness in 2005.

NCEPOD Sepsis report

by Default admin account on 01-Feb-16 12:27
The much anticipated findings of the NCEPOD Sepsis report were published on 24th November, 2015. Sepsis occurs when the body is overwhelmed by an infection and it is believed that there could be 200 000 cases in the UK each year. It is also the leading cause of avoidable death in this country, killing more people than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Sepsis can progress very quickly, and it is vital that patients receive timely and appropriate medical care.

NICE Delirium quality standard

by Default admin account on 23-Mar-10 21:29
NICE have published a Delirium quality standard consisting of 5 statements that describe high quality care for adults with delirium and set out the quality of care patients should receive. ICUsteps, along with the British Geriatrics Society and the College of Emergency Medicine, is proud to endorse this quality standard.

NICE sepsis guidelines

by Default admin account on 11-Aug-16 14:51
Sepsis is a rare but serious reaction to an infection and it can be a life threatening condition. It is believed that each year 65000 people in the UK survive sepsis (some with long term disabilities from the illness) and a further 37000 people die from it. It is identified as the leading cause of avoidable death in the UK, killing more people than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined

Children's activity book

by Default admin account on 26-Sep-16 19:32
When ICU admission is unexpected, there is no time to prepare for what is happening. There is often an uncertainty about whether the patient will survive, and in this time of turmoil, it is very hard for families to know how best to support the children.

Sepsis book

by Default admin account on 18-Dec-16 16:23
Idelette Nutma-Bade is a former nurse from the Netherlands who had first-hand experience of the devastating effects of sepsis when she had the illness in 2007.  She and her family desperately needed information to explain sepsis and how to recover physically and emotionally, but they found  there was very little available.  She decided to write a book to fill this gap, and has recently (September 2016) published 'Sepsis and Afterwards'.