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Highlights from the I-I-I Blog

(I expert, I question, I answer)  Have you got something to say? Visit  https://healthmanagement.org/c/icu/list/blog  or contact  [email protected] Jeremy M. Kahn  Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy &  Management -

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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 strategies

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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 m

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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 first

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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 and

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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 ha

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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 comprehens

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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 year

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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 sedat

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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 th

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