Impact of staffing a surgical intermediate care unit with a critical care specialist.

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serval:BIB_3B996417FE8D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Impact of staffing a surgical intermediate care unit with a critical care specialist.
Journal
Swiss medical weekly
Author(s)
Paratte G., Zingg T., Addor V., Krief H., Schäfer M., Demartines N.
ISSN
1424-3997 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Publication state
Published
Issued date
23/09/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
149
Pages
w20117
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
To assess the impact of reorganising an 11-bed surgical intermediate care unit (IMCU) from an open to a semi-closed system in a Swiss University Hospital by adding a critical care specialist (CCS).
This was a cohort study including adult IMCU patients enrolled in an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol in the Department of Visceral Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital, from 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2016. Medical supervision by a CCS was implemented on 1 February 2015.
Introduction of a CCS in a surgical IMCU significantly reduced intensive care unit length of stay (p = 0.005) and potentially preventable operation (p = 0.04) for patients undergoing oesophageal surgery. A CCS in IMCU also proved to significantly reduce readmission in IMCU for hepatic surgery patients (p = 0.04). For other sub-specialties (colorectal, pancreatic and gastric bypass surgery) no significant difference could be found.
Reorganisation of a surgical IMCU from an open to a semi-closed system by implementing supervision by a CCS decreased length of stay and complications for the most fragile surgical patients (oesophageal and hepatic patients) after 12 months of implementation.
Keywords
Cohort Studies, Critical Care/methods, Esophagus/surgery, General Surgery, Hospitals, University, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data, Patient Readmission/statistics & numerical data, Switzerland
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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