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ISICEM18: Are ICUs doing too much?

With all the tests and treatments available in ICUs, it’s good to take a step back and question whether they are necessary, according to presenters... Read more

ISICEM18: Keep calm and stop what you’re doing

When the evidence stacks up that treatments are of no benefit there is a lag in responding to practice-changing evidence, partly because this... Read more

Prof. Kev Dhaliwal speaking at ISICEM 2018

ISICEM18: Imaging deep into the lungs

A medical imaging technology under development that enabled doctors to see bacteria deep inside patients' lungs for the first time was one of... Read more

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ISICEM18: What you need to know about ICU cost control

Controlling ICU costs requires good interdisciplinary communication and optimised resource allocation and use. It does not mean that patient... Read more

Compensated hypercapnia not harmful in ventilated patients with cerebral injury

In mechanically ventilated patients with cerebral injury, hypercapnic acidosis is associated with increased mortality. In contrast, hypercapnia... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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Dr. Francesca Rubulotta MD, PhD, eMBA, FRCA, FICM

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

The COmpetency-BAsed Training programme in Intensive Care for Europe and...

Dr. Shashank Patil MBBS, MRCSEd, FCEM

Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the cornerstone for treatment...

Dr. Cristina Petrișor MD, PhD, DESA

Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions in the ICU

For the ICU patient, correct and timely diagnosis of drug hypersensitivity...

Prof. Todd Dorman MD

Adult education for ICU management: a better way

Frequently, formal education sessions crafted for medical professionals...

 Leo Nefiodow

Health: The Economic Growth Engine of the 21st Century

Is there a correlation between health and economic growth? Can the healthcare...

Dr. Caroline Hurd MD

Effective education for palliative care: communication as a procedure

Palliative care for critically ill patients in the intensive care...

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