ICU and Emergency

Cochrane: High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Not Supported for ARDS

High-frequency oscillation ventilation does not reduce hospital and 30-day mortality in acute respiratory distress patients, compared to conventional... Read more

Intra-Osseous Devices

Intra-Osseous Access in Adults: An Indispensable Tool

Intra-osseous (IO) infusion is an indispensable tool in life-threatening situations that can be learned quickly and easily, according to a systematic... Read more

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Study: Alarm Fatigue in an ICU

Alarm fatigue in ICUs is a well-known issue; the U.S. Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals include reducing harm associated with... Read more

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Evidence on Monitoring - Capnography, Neuromuscular Blocking

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health has published assessments of monitoring for neuromuscular blockade and for capnography.... Read more

Do End-of-Life Communication Tools Improve Decision-Making?

Patients admitted to the ICU commonly have not have discussed their end-of-life (EOL) goals with family or surrogate decision-makers. Even if... Read more

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Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... Read more

Design for Southmead ICU  It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. ‘Arts and health are, and should be firmly recognised as being, integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff.'... Read more

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

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ICU Management

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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 Alison Lightbourne

Opportunities to Build a Better Care Continuum: From Global to Local

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Presents the main principles of the Norwegian acute healthcare system....

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