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Insights from Dr. William Knaus, Creator of the APACHE II Score

The APACHE II Score is the most-referenced risk score for ICU mortality, with over 15,000 citations in PubMed since its publication 22 years ago, and is still used today both clinically and in research. 1,194 more words

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Feeling

Feelings don’t go by them, just pause for a sec. consider and pray, then nod and smile.

My situation is unique at the same time I’m no different than anyone else, minus of course for the ones of the opposite color and sex than I. 343 more words

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Glasgow Coma Scale - Enter Oblivion

 When it comes down to being an instrumental band, you gotta be sure that you can really stand out and not just strip away the lyrics from whatever song you please. 350 more words

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The Glasgow Coma Scale - doing it right

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was first developed by Teasdale and Jennett in 1970 to assess the level of consciousness in patients with head injury. Since then it has been used worldwide in assessment and decision-making in patients with acute neurological conditions at risk of clinical deterioration.  270 more words

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"Obs"... or taking physiological observations in acute settings

Physiological observations (or “obs” ) are recorded from patients in acute settings at various intervals, depending on how closely they need to be monitored for any potential changes. 350 more words

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