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H Harding-Goldson

Guidelines for Appropriate Preoperative Investigations of Patients for Elective Surgery

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.196
Pages: 
39–45

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Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

A Comparison of Attitudes of Physicians and Patients Regarding Communication and Decision-making in End-of-life Issues and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.269
Pages: 
656–62
Synopsis: 
Communication between physicians and patients regarding end-of-life issues and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was assessed using a questionnaire at the University Hospital of the West Indies. This study revealed the need for greater communication and physicians’ lack of confidence in their communication skills.

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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

Indications for Red Cell Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.358
Pages: 
27–31
Synopsis: 
This was an observational study of red cell transfusions in intensive care unit patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). It was found that UHWI did not demonstrate a restrictive transfusion practice as defined by the TRICC trial, but was not as liberal as other countries.

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Objective: To determine current red cell transfusion practices, transfusion indications and their relationship to patient outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 2015

Blood Use in Neurosurgical Cases at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.233
Pages: 
54–8
Synopsis: 
The neurosurgical population had a low transfusion rate. Higher American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, low preoperative haemoglobin, a resident lead surgeon, and blood loss were significant predictors of perioperative transfusions. The Cross-match to Transfusion Ratio was high, suggesting that blood products can be better allocated.

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Objective: Many neurosurgical cases are done without the need for blood transfusion, yet blood is unnecessarily cross-matched, resulting in wasted resources.  This study was undertaken to document and compare the number of units of blood components requested, cross-matched and transfused in neurosurgical cases at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). 

Revised: 
20 Jan, 2014
Accepted: 
22 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2014

Physicians’ Knowledge of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines and Current Certification Status at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.267
Pages: 
739–43
Synopsis: 
Physician knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) protocols was suboptimal and current certification levels were low at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Increased training and recertification is necessary to improve physician knowledge, which is expected to result in improved performance of CPR.

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Objective: To determine physicians’ knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica, and their current certification status in basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), Paediatric life support (PALS) and advanced trauma life support (ATLS).

Accepted: 
04 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014
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