Latest Articles in ICU
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 strategiesRead more
The Future of Haemodynamic Monitoring: From Planet Mars to Resource Limited Countries
When envisioning the future of haemodynamic monitoring, we cannot limit the discussion to new sensors and computer innovations. We also need to consider the accessibility to scientific and technological progress, particularly in resource-limited countries where a large number of patients deserve mRead more
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 firstRead more
The Future of Critical Care Ultrasound (CCUS)
Critical Care Ultrasound (CCUS) has progressed by leaps and bounds, and will continue to push boundaries, with techniques being modified to suit evolving clinical needs and new applications. Introduction With roots traceable to sonar technology developed for underwater listening andRead more
Future ICU Design: Return to High Visibility
Future ICU designs must feature high visibility to ensure safety. The ability for critical care nurses, physician intensivists, and other caregivers to visualise their patients has always been a high priority as it plays a major role in patient and staff safety. Architects and designers haRead more
A Framework for Addressing Seasonal Influenza: A Critical Care Perspective
Seasonal influenza remains a significant health burden and places tremendous and predictable strain on personnel and resources within a health system, specifically within critical care. Despite this, many institutions do not have a comprehensive influenza management plan. Effective and comprehensRead more
Will Artificial Intelligence Change ICU Practice?
An AI-enabled ICU is coming in the not-too-distant future, but it requires strong partnerships between clinicians and engineers. Spoiler alert. The short answer to this question is yes! Artificial Intelligence in Medicine” has been taking place biannually for the past 28 yearRead more
Future Strategies in Sedation and Analgesia
From massive sedation in the past, through current patient-centred sedation protocols, the future may further improve sedation in the ICU. Introduction The concepts for an optimal sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU) should include: Definition of the optimal depth of sedatRead more
Critical Care Telemedicine: A Management Fad or the Future of ICU Practice?
Critical care telemedicine is likely to be a key feature of the future ICU, but its success will hinge on the development of a sophisticated and robust implementation roadmap. Introduction The future ICU will shape the future of the modern hospital, and the future of healthcare in thRead more
User experience enhanced by leading technologies With state-of-the-art screen technology, BeneVision N-Series patient monitors deliver clear, multi-color, wide-format displays for users to capture and review information at a glance. With...
Intended for emergency transtracheal catheter ventilation when conventional ventilation by mask or endotracheal tube cannot be performed. Features and benefits The set provides clinicians with a compact solution for quickly establishing...
Intended for the exchange of laryngeal mask airways and endotracheal tubes using a fibreoptic bronchoscope, bronchoscopic port, wire guide, and exchange catheter. Features and benefits The set may be used for emergency, urgent, and elective...
Safe - Integrated pressure sensors (IPS) elevate your patients’ safety to the next level. Simple - Priming of the preconfigured kit requires just one person. Fast - Pump-driven priming in only two minutes. Elementary features:...