ICU and Emergency

Japanese Respiratory Society: Revised NPPV Guidelines

After publication of the Japanese edition of the Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) Guidelines (second revised edition), the Japanese... Read more

ICU Physical Therapy: Effects of Checklist Use

In a retrospective study on the effect of the daily use of an electronic checklist on physical rehabilitation consultation in ICU patients, Mayo... Read more

ICP Monitoring Lowers Mortality in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Results of a meta-analysis published in PLoS ONE indicate that intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring decreased the mortality rate of patients... Read more

Dr. Michelle Kho's research uses the RT-300 supine bicycle -- which allows patients to work on strengthening their legs while they are confined to their hospital bed. Image credit: Marta Hewson/Photography

Study: Cycling in Bed Safe and Feasible for ICU Patients

ICU patients on mechanical ventilation can use an in-bed cycle safely and early in their stay, according to research from McMaster University... Read more

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Study: More than Half of ICU Admissions May Be Inappropriate

More than half the patients admitted to a Los Angeles ICU could have been cared for in more appropriate settings, according to a research letter... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Structured Reporting in Cancer Imaging: Reaching the Quality Dimension in Communication

Medical imaging is uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role at many points...

 Josip Stosic, MBBS, BSc, MRCP (acute), EDIC, PGcertME, FFICM

Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not need...

Dr. Kaushik Bhowmick

Training the Intensivists of the Future

West Suffolk Hospital is a district general hospital located in a 19-hectare...

 Nicole O'Callaghan

a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network (aC3KTion Net)

A Quality Improvement InitiativeThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research...

Dr. Caleb Fisher

Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available...

 Shashank Patil, MBBS, MRCSEd, FCEM

POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department

Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has ‏shown...

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