ICU and Emergency

ESICM 2014: Preventing Readmission to the ICU

Safe ICU discharge is a matter of patient status and infrastructure, according to Peter van der Voort, Amsterdam, speaking at the European Society... Read more

ICU-Customised Lab Value Ranges Reduce False Positive Alerts

Early detection and response to abnormal laboratory values is crucial in critical care. However, traditional electronic medical record (EMR)... Read more

First Cancer-Specific ED Opens in Ohio

The Ohio State University has opened its first fully integrated cancer emergency department. The Comprehensive Care Center is the result of a... Read more

Zoom On: Dr. Daniel De Backer, ESICM President-Elect

Professor Daniel De Backer takes up the role of President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in October. Dr. De Backer is a Professor... Read more

ESICM 2014: Do Intermediate Care Beds Have a Role?

Implementing intermediate care beds in the ICU either physically separate or apart can improve outcomes, said Professor Bertrand Guidet, France,... Read more

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A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more

Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1.  Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... 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 a wide range... 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 to 6 hours and... 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 acute medical... Read more

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Dr. Jean-Charles Preiser

Water Administration in the ICU

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Dr. Philipp Brantner

3D Printing: An Interdisciplinary Lab

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 Christina Heilmaier

Implementing Dose Monitoring Software In A Radiology Department

MEETING THE CHALLENGESImplementation Considerations Before planning im...

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Editorial

A warm welcome to Brussels for the 35th International Symposium on Int...

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Cardio-Oncology: A Developing Specialty for Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Over the past several decades there have been significant and important...

 Georg Schmitz

Ultrasound: Pushing the Boundaries with Unconventional Techniques

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES WITH UNCONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg...

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