Emma Graham-Clarke, MPhil, MRPharmS, FFRPS, is consultant pharmacist for critical care at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinicians constantly reflect on what they do, but it is important that these thoughts are documented.
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The problem with critical care is that the usual standards and guidance have a tendency to disappear out of the window. Take weights. All patients should be weighed on admission to hospital, which is fine for elective patients and those who are reasonably fit. But this is impracticable for many patients we admit, such as those undergoing resuscitation.
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