Editorial

Aside from the usual highlights of the International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, this 30th anniversary meeting provides us with a rare opportunity to look back and consider the evolution of the field and to take stock of what we have accomplished over the last three decades. It is interesting, for instance to note, that while technology has asserted a dominant role in our daily...

Viewpoints / Special Focus on ISICEM

It has been 30 years since the first International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine was held. The Founder and Chairman of the meeting, Jean- Louis Vincent sat down with ICU Management Managing Editor Sherry Scharff to reflect on the early beginnings of ISICEM and to discuss the future of the symposium and the broader field of intensive care.   S.S.-30 years, three decades… That’s...

Exhibitors @ RSNA 2010

Boulder, CO —February, 2010 – Covidien announced results from a recent study1 suggesting that its Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ line of endotracheal tubes reduces microaspiration by providing a more effective tracheal seal compared to other conventional endotracheal tubes. Microaspiration refers to aspiration of fluid, secretions and other materials that have leaked past the endotracheal tube cuff and...

Cover Story

AuthorSusan BurnettProgramme Lead, Organisation and Management GroupCentre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial CollegeLondon, United [email protected] the publication in 1999 of arguably the most important call to action for patient safety, the Institute of Medicine's report 'To Err is Human', we have learnt a lot about how to reduce risk in healthcare and how to improve...

AuthorJustin Boyle, PhD Research Scientist The Australian e-Health Research Centre Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Queensland, Australia [email protected]   Evidence-based research demonstrates that overcrowding in emergency departments causes ambulance diversion, increased hospital lengths of stay, medical errors, increased patient mortality, financial losses to hospital and physician,...

Kirsten Colpaert, MD Intensive Care Department Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium [email protected]   Pieter Depuydt, MD, PhD Intensive Care Department Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium [email protected]   Filip De Turck, M.Sc, PhD Department of Information Technology Institute for Broad Band Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium [email protected]

AuthorGilberto Felipe Vazquez de Anda, MD, PhD Head of Critical Care Robotics Department Hospital Materno Perinatal "Monica Pretelini", Instituto de Salud del Estado de México, México Professor - Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Autonoma del Estedo de Mexico [email protected] Sebastian Larraza Rico, Eng, MSc Engineer at the Robotics Department Hospital Materno...

Series

AuthorsVeronique M. Boscart, RNToronto Rehabilitation Institute, iDAPT-Intelligent Design for Adaption,Participation and Technology, Canada,L. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing,University of Toronto,Toronto, [email protected] I. Levchenko, PhDToronto Rehabilitation Institute,iDAPT-Intelligent Design for Adaption,Participation and Technology, CanadaGeoff R. Fernie, PhD,...

AuthorRobert S. Green, BSc., MD, FRCPC, DABEMDepartment of Internal Medicine;Division of Critical Care MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia [email protected]   The demand for ICU resources is high and continues to increase. This may challenge the ability of critical care services to expediently admit patients from other hospital locations....

AuthorsRadha Korupolu, MBBS, MSDivision of Pulmonary/Critical Care MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDImmanuel Susai, MBBSDivision of Pulmonary/Critical Care MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, [email protected] >Dale M. Needham, MD, PhDMedical Director,Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ProgrameJohns Hopkins Hospital Associate Professor,Division of Pulmonary...

Matrix

AuthorMathias Goyen, BSc., MDChief Executive Officer (CEO)UKE Consult and ManagementHamburg, [email protected] policy makers have focused on cost containment, for the past several decades, as a means to deal with the rapid rise in healthcare costs in the western world. All kinds of measures have been introduced in all kinds of healthcare systems. Virtually all of them have one thing in common...

Interview

Migration and Health Around a third of the Swiss population are people with an immigrant background. This means that they either immigrated to the country or were born here but have at least one parent who immigrated to Switzerland. Although a large proportion of immigrants are well integrated and their health is hardly any different from that of Swiss citizens, studies have shown that they are exposed...

AuthorsIlker Uçkay, MD Resident Infection Control Programme University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine Geneva, Switzerland Sandrine Longet Di Pietro,RN Specialized nurse in infection control Infection Control Programme,University of Geneva Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland Marie-France Boulc’h, RN Head nurse, Intensive Care Unite University of Geneva Hospitals...


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