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Dome December 2013

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Nathan Maryn, a 76-year-old patient recovering from surgery to remove several soft tissue tumors, walks with the aid of his wife, Barbra, and physical therapist Jennifer Sahm (right). Studies show that getting patients—even the critically ill—up and out o
A NEW MODEL OF ICU EMERGES

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Nathan Maryn, a 76-year-old patient recovering from surgery to remove several soft tissue tumors, walks with the aid of his wife, Barbra, and physical therapist Jennifer Sahm (right). Studies show that getting patients—even the critically ill—up and out of bed prevents muscle wasting and weakness, allowing them to recover sooner. Helping patients get physical exercise is just one way that family members are encouraged to participate in their loved one’s care through a new pilot project in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s surgical intensive care unit (SICU).

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  • In the modern intensive care unit—the place that houses the hospital's most critically ill patients—sophisticated machines pump, whir, calculate, beep and scan patients, spewing out reams of medical data. Meanwhile, patients and their family members anxiously await news from their doctors and nurses.

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Safety and Privacy

Patient and Family-Centered Care

Innovations

Medical Breakthroughs

  • Doctors at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center begin fecal transplants in children with a type of drug-resistant diarrhea.

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