Latest Articles in ICU
It is never easy when children are in the hospital. And it is even more stressful when they're in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). When a child is admitted to the PICU, it means that they require the highest level of medical care. Children in the PICU present with different symptoms and cRead more
Quality improvement in the PICU – a primer for intensivists
Quality improvement provides tools that help the transformation of an intensive care unit into a highly reliable and safe environment, that nurtures continuous learning and delivery of high-quality care that improves patient experience and outcomes. Despite advances in healthcare andRead more
Can Goal-Directed Therapy solve the economic burden of postsurgical complications?
How effective are less invasive or even noninvasive methods? The clinical and economic burden of post-surgical complications and the economic impact of Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) implementation. Improving the quality of care by reducing post-surgRead more
PICU Up! A multicomponent early mobility intervention for critically ill children
An overview of the 'PICU Up!' mobility programme at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, which integrates sleep promotion, delirium prevention, and sedation optimisation to increase mobilisation in critically ill children. What is the PICU Up! Programme? Paediatric intensive uRead more
PICU-acquired complications: the new marker of the quality of care
This article describes the rise in PICU-acquired morbidities and its impact on patient outcomes. It discusses early rehabilitation strategies to improve patient outcomes in PICU. Introduction Critical care has traditionally been focused on early recognition of life-threatenRead more
Caring for children in the PICU
From novel technology to family-centred care: new challenges for old needs Challenges and opportunities to improve care and practice in the PICU. “Martin, 2 years old. Sepsis and pneumoniae. High monitoring systems and modern therapies. A nurse is talking to his pareRead more
Virtual reality experience in the PICU
A pilot study at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago An overview of the virtual reality programme at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and its potential benefits on patient outcomes. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of ChRead more
Seven steps to design, procure, implement and maintain a Clinical Information System for your ICU
How to design, procure, test, parameterise, implement and maintain a Clinical Information System for an intensive care unit. Introduction e-Health applications, in our case Clinical Information Systems (CIS) or Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS), are taking medicine by storm,Read more
Intended for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The blunt, soft, and flexible tip of the catheter is atraumatic to internal structures. The distal section of the catheter is flexible. The extra-firm...
The HAMILTON-C3 ventilator is a modular high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. Offering a number of unique features, the HAMILTON-C3 is one of the first ventilators featuring the “Ventilation Autopilot” INTELLiVENT-ASV®. The HAMILTON-C3’s...
Intended to establish emergency airway access when endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits Airway access is achieved by using the Seldinger technique via the cricothyroid membrane. The airway catheter is...
Extracorporeal organ support for enhanced patient well-being Dedicated technology combines both heart and lung support in one single platform – a platform that is universally usable, individual, safe, and compatible with applications of our parent...
Especially developed for long-term lung support. This patient kit includes a powerful membrane lung, the DP3 pump head, safe integrated pressure sensors (IPS) and a CRRT connector. One vascular access offers the possibility to combine the therapies for...