Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital

Fahad Alsohime,1– 3,* Mohamad-Hani Temsah,1,2,4,* Ayman Al-Eyadhy,1,2 Sanaa Ghulman,2 Haytam Mosleh,2 Omar Alsohime4,5 1Pediatric Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Ar...

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Main Authors: Alsohime F, Temsah MH, Al-Eyadhy A, Ghulman S, Mosleh H, Alsohime O
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Published: Dove Medical Press 2021-04-01
Series:Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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icu
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spelling doaj-69de29f7f1d74546b409d2d3736604ff2021-04-20T18:55:24ZengDove Medical PressJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare1178-23902021-04-01Volume 1486987564104Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic HospitalAlsohime FTemsah MHAl-Eyadhy AGhulman SMosleh HAlsohime OFahad Alsohime,1– 3,* Mohamad-Hani Temsah,1,2,4,* Ayman Al-Eyadhy,1,2 Sanaa Ghulman,2 Haytam Mosleh,2 Omar Alsohime4,5 1Pediatric Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 4Prince Abdullah Ben Khalid Celiac Disease Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 5Regulation and Registration Support Department, Medical Devices Sector, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia*These authors contributed equally to this workCorrespondence: Fahad AlsohimePediatric Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi ArabiaTel +966 507479291Email dr.fahad.alsohime@gmail.comPurpose: Special technical issues associated with the function and maintenance of medical devices arise in intensive care units (ICUs). This study explored the level of comfort of ICU staff in dealing with selected equipment, the factors that are associated with the staff’s ease of adaptation to new technologies, and the role of technical support staff.Patients and Methods: This is a single-center cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey that was conducted in February 2018 and targeted nurses working in the ICUs of King Saud University Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Results: Among the 297 nurses who completed the survey, almost all of the respondents (99.3%) were aware of the ICU equipment preventive maintenance program. Most of the nurses had received training on how to use infusion pumps (96.2%), cardiac monitoring systems (78.0%), and cardiac defibrillation devices (73.9%). Sixty nurses (20.2%) indicated that at least one super user was available for at least one device. About half of the staff reported one device whose user manual was available. Most nurses reported having no resources regarding updates on medical devices.Conclusion: Our findings revealed an alarming need to address technical issues related to medical devices used in the ICU and to design a framework for the safe operation of medical devices based on international practices. It is necessary to empower the role of the super user and medical device clinical educator as well as to optimize communication between the national regulatory body of medical devices and healthcare providers, especially those working in acute care areas.Keywords: medical devices, ICU, biomedical, safetyhttps://www.dovepress.com/technical-aspects-of-intensive-care-unit-management-a-single-center-ex-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-JMDHmedical devicesicubiomedicalsafety
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Temsah MH
Al-Eyadhy A
Ghulman S
Mosleh H
Alsohime O
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Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
medical devices
icu
biomedical
safety
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Temsah MH
Al-Eyadhy A
Ghulman S
Mosleh H
Alsohime O
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title Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital
title_short Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital
title_full Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital
title_fullStr Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital
title_full_unstemmed Technical Aspects of Intensive Care Unit Management: A Single-Center Experience at a Tertiary Academic Hospital
title_sort technical aspects of intensive care unit management: a single-center experience at a tertiary academic hospital
publisher Dove Medical Press
series Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
issn 1178-2390
publishDate 2021-04-01
description Fahad Alsohime,1– 3,* Mohamad-Hani Temsah,1,2,4,* Ayman Al-Eyadhy,1,2 Sanaa Ghulman,2 Haytam Mosleh,2 Omar Alsohime4,5 1Pediatric Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 4Prince Abdullah Ben Khalid Celiac Disease Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 5Regulation and Registration Support Department, Medical Devices Sector, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia*These authors contributed equally to this workCorrespondence: Fahad AlsohimePediatric Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi ArabiaTel +966 507479291Email dr.fahad.alsohime@gmail.comPurpose: Special technical issues associated with the function and maintenance of medical devices arise in intensive care units (ICUs). This study explored the level of comfort of ICU staff in dealing with selected equipment, the factors that are associated with the staff’s ease of adaptation to new technologies, and the role of technical support staff.Patients and Methods: This is a single-center cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey that was conducted in February 2018 and targeted nurses working in the ICUs of King Saud University Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Results: Among the 297 nurses who completed the survey, almost all of the respondents (99.3%) were aware of the ICU equipment preventive maintenance program. Most of the nurses had received training on how to use infusion pumps (96.2%), cardiac monitoring systems (78.0%), and cardiac defibrillation devices (73.9%). Sixty nurses (20.2%) indicated that at least one super user was available for at least one device. About half of the staff reported one device whose user manual was available. Most nurses reported having no resources regarding updates on medical devices.Conclusion: Our findings revealed an alarming need to address technical issues related to medical devices used in the ICU and to design a framework for the safe operation of medical devices based on international practices. It is necessary to empower the role of the super user and medical device clinical educator as well as to optimize communication between the national regulatory body of medical devices and healthcare providers, especially those working in acute care areas.Keywords: medical devices, ICU, biomedical, safety
topic medical devices
icu
biomedical
safety
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