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Investments in Recent Years are Paying Off

Questions to Wolfgang Heimsch, President Customer Service at Siemens Healthineers Mr. Heimsch, how many PPEs, i.e. pieces of personal protective equipment, do you have at home? I'm happy if those who do their so important work in hospitals and medical centers have the protective equipmen

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The Future ICU

Critical Care Medicine has existed for many years, but was only recognised as a specialty in the last 40 years or so. However, during this time, there has been a tremendous amount of change. Over the years, our understanding of different critical illnesses has improved, and our treatment strategies

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Clinical Decision Support Systems: Future or Present in ICU?

Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are today, a reality. More complex, useful systems will be developed in the near future, forging CDSS an essential part of ICU monitoring. However, we need to understand the algorithms embedded in CDSS and to assess them correctly. They will need to first

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Closing the Loop: The Road to Zero Medication Errors

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication.   When used properly, medications save live

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Volume 19 - Issue 3, 2019

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New hospital policies and procedures required for patient safety

Eighteen Actionable Patient Safety Solutions are the key to zero preventable patient deaths in our hospitals.   What are the patient safety processes that every hospital administrator and healthcare professional should adopt today to avoid preventable patient harm and death in hosp

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Innovations in ICU ventilation

The future delivered   In this article, we aim to summarise the developments in mechanical ventilation that we believe are shaping the present and will shape the future ahead.   Introduction   Many centuries ago, Socrates stated that “the secret of change is to foc

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Sedation practices in the ICU

Report of a symposium presented at LIVES 2018: 31st congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France  Chairs:  Michael Sander, Germany  & Jean-Daniel Chiche, France  Knowledge and practice in sedation and analgesia in the ICU have

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Man vs. machine in emergency medicine

Emergency medicine is characterised by a high patient flow where timely decisions are essential. Vital signs are of great importance for many decisions made by emergency physicians. Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have the potential to assist in such decisions but will be dependent on

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