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  1. Intensive care physicians'insufficient knowledge of right-heart catheterization at the bedside : Time to act ?

    Article - En anglais


    To evaluate French, Swiss, and Belgian intensive care physicians'knowledge about the pulmonary artery catheter.


    Survey study by questionnaire.


    Eighty-six European university and nonuniversity intensive care units (ICUs).


    One hundred thirty-four ICUs identified from the directories of two European intensive care medicine societies were asked to participate.

    Five hundred thirty-five critical care physicians working in 86 ICUs participated.


    In any particular ICU, all physicians were to complete-simultaneously, anonymously and without prior notice-a multiple choice questionnaire consisting of 31 questions regarding all aspects of bedside pulmonary artery catheterization.

    This questionnaire was the same one already used and extensively validated in a similar study conducted several years earlier in the United States and Canada.

    Measurements and Main Results 

    The percentage of correct answers per participant (score) was tabulated.

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents still in training (n=232) believed that their knowledge of the pulmonary artery catheter was less than adequate ; 36% of those who had completed their postgraduate training (n=294) also believed their knowledge to be inadequate.

    The mean score of all respondents was 72.2 ± 14.4%, significantly lower (p<. 0001) in case of uncompleted postgraduate training.

    (67.3 ± 14.7%, lower quartile 56.7%, median 70.0%, upper quartile 76. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cathétérisme, Artère pulmonaire, Pratique professionnelle, Expérience professionnelle, Médecin, Unité soin intensif, Milieu hospitalier, Evaluation, Technique, Homme, Etude multicentrique, Europe, Questionnaire, Personnel sanitaire, Soin intensif

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Catheterization, Pulmonary artery, Professional practice, Professional experience, Physician, Intensive care unit, Hospital environment, Evaluation, Technique, Human, Multicenter study, Europe, Questionnaire, Health staff, Intensive care

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0205708

    Code Inist : 002B27B14B. Création : 21/05/1997.