Audits

Acute Pancreatitis: A study on Incidence, Etiology and Severity Assessment

Introduction

Acute pancreatitis (AP) audit is a significant clinical problem with considerable burden on a health care system. Aim of our research was to investigate the incidence, etiology, severity, morbidity and mortality associated with acute pancreatitis.

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Audit on availability of emergency equipment for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in wards/ICU at Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura

Introduction

Successful cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical in saving lives in critical care management. Both skill and facilities are important in successful CPR.This study was aimed to determine the current available facilities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the clinical areas at the Teaching hospital Anuradhapura.

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Effectiveness of Internal Quality Control program for blood gas analyzer to improve critical care at the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children

Introduction

The blood-gas analyzer (BGA) is the most important Point-of-care-Device in medical intensive-care unit(MICU) for analyzing biochemical and haematological parameters at ‘bed-side’ within seconds. However, poor quality of assays compromises its accuracy, thus the success of PoCT requires skilled and knowledgeable device-operators on quality assurance. It is an ISO requirement too (ISO 22870:2006).

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Leptospirosis: Clinical Profile and Outcome in Critical Care Settings in Sri Lanka

Introduction

Leptospirosis can vary from mild subclinical disease to severe disease including multiple organ failure requiring intensive care treatment. Case fatality of severe leptospirosis may exceed 40%.

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Study on knowledge and practices of central venous catheter care bundle

Introduction

Central venous catheters are frequently being used in intensive care setting. Catheter related blood stream infection is one of the most serious complication of central venous catheterization Bundled approach to central venous catheter care introduced by the Institute of Health care Improvement in USA is promoted as an effective way of preventing catheter related blood stream infection.

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