Introduction

Although most accidents occur at home, there is no reason to view the intensive care unit (ICU) environment as one of particular safety. The multiplicity of monitors and equipment, all needing electrical power, combined with the dependence, frailty, and relative immobility of the critically ill patient provide the potential for disaster in the event of a fire or electrical emergency. While awareness and good practice will do much to prevent such occurrences, preplanning, training, and rehearsal are essential if the risks posed to patients and staff by such incidents are to be minimized.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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