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 Jane Smith

Improving The Provision Of A Compliance Aid Dispensing Service

North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust (NBT) is the first Acute...

Prof. Jeffrey Braithwaite

Guest Editorial

Creating Safer HealthcareHealthcare professionals have long recognised...

Prof Bertrand Guidet

Elderly Care in the ICU: Professor Bertrand Guidet

Professor Bertrand Guidet is Director, Medical Intensive Care, St. Antoine...

Dr. Jean-Charles Preiser

Water Administration in the ICU

The management of fluids in critically ill patients is a continuing challenge....

 Emanuel P. Rivers

Early Sepsis Management

Sepsis is a recognised clinical spectrum of infection that often results...

 Alessandro Barelli

Moving from “Learning by Doing” to Simulation

The Educational Challenge in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Historically,...

ICU and Emergency
Dr. Paul Dark

New Breath Test for Pneumonia

A new UK study published in the journal Thorax has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly... Read more

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Do ICU Patient Diaries Promote Recovery?

Psychological and physical sequelae are common following a stay in the ICU. Intensive care diaries are one tool that is intended to improve factual... Read more

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I Minute, I Question, I Answer: More ISICEM 2015 Interviews

ICU Management is delighted to publish more interviews from ISICEM 2015, so grab a coffee and enjoy. We would like to thank all our interviewees... Read more

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Trial: Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the ED is Effective for Non-Traumatic Abdominal Pain

Two randomised controlled trials of patient-administered patient relief in the emergency department have found that they are effective in reducing... Read more

Clinicians in ICU

Continuous EEG Measurements Offer Better Outcome Prediction of Postanoxic Coma

Research from the University of Twente (MIRA) in cooperation with Rijnstate hospital and Medisch Spectrum Twente reveals that EEG-measurements... Read more

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End-of-Life Care: Doctors Should Help Kin Make Decisions

Most deaths in the ICU follow a decision to limit life-sustaining therapies and, according to a Loyola University Medical Center critical care... Read more

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How to Manage Pain in the ER

A simple yes/no question could be an effective tool to help patients decide for themselves whether their pain is adequately controlled, according... Read more

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New Ways to Stop Spread of Staph and MRSA

A new study suggests that a person's environment is more important than their genes in determining the bacteria that inhabit their noses. Interestingly,... Read more

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Six ICU Patient and Family Info Resources

Information in plain language at a confusing and stressful time can be of great help to patients and their friends and families both during and... Read more

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Survey: Critical Care Docs Most Likely to Experience Burnout

Medscape’s annual physician lifestyle report puts critical care physicians at the top of the league for burnout, with 53% of critical care respondents... Read more

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Delirium in the ICU Linked to Fatal Outcomes

A Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study shows that nearly 30 percent of all ICU patients develop delirium, a condition that prolongs hospital stays... Read more

Post-acute care

Transitional Care Reduces Readmissions

As transitional care is increasingly used to reduce hospital readmissions, progressive care nurses can play an integral role in efforts to help... Read more

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Humanising Intensive Care - Declaration of Torrejón

The movement to humanise intensive care has taken a step forward with the publication of the Declaration of Torrejón for the Humanization of... Read more

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Can Bathing with Chlorhexidine Reduce VAP?

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most important nosocomial infection in intensive care units (ICUs). Measures have been taken to... Read more

Emily Damuth, MD

Long-Term Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Based on a study on long-term outcomes for critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, a high proportion of patients... Read more

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Mechanical Ventilation Linked to Long-Term Disability

Prolonged mechanical ventilation poses a significant impact on the long-term well-being of patients. In a study of critically ill patients who... Read more

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Readmission in Urologic Surgery Patients

A new study has found that patients who underwent elective major urologic surgery were twice as likely as other surgical patients to be readmitted... Read more

Intensive care unit (ICU)

Guidelines for Resolving ICU Treatment Disputes

Care of the critically ill patient can become complicated when a clinician is asked by the patient's family to administer invasive interventions... Read more

Sepsis: an infection of the bloodstream

Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Common

Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalisation along the lines of nationally recognised outcome measures and more commonly discussed... Read more

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New Oxygen Therapy as Option to Noninvasive Ventilation

A French research team says a relatively new method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery may... Read more

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