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Rounding practices in adult intensive care units: an international study

Effective communication among healthcare providers is essential for high quality patient care. Ineffective communication is associated with medical errors and adverse events. For patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the most important regularly scheduled communication occurs during patient care rounds. Best practices for ICU rounds have been identified in systematic reviews. However, it is unknown if these practices are used in daily patient care in many jurisdictions.The objective of this study will be to describe rounding practices in …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

How do households dispose of medication?

It is likely that every household would have some surplus medicines that are no longer required by the person who originally took them. Some countries have schemes for return of medicines for appropriate disposal while others do not. Inappropriate disposal of medicines can lead to environmental pollution or if stored, may lead to incorrect dispensing to other family members or friends.This project aims to review the available literature on disposal of medicines from households. This includes searching for literature on …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work

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