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Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of... Read more

Raj Ratwani, PhD, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities,... Read more

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Study: Admitting Borderline Pneumonia Patients is Beneficial

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia was linked with improved survival and no significant differences... Read more

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Study: Mismatch Between DNR Orders and Patient Prognosis

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often established for patients whose prognosis is poor. Now new research published in JAMA finds that almost... Read more

Emergency medicine technicians stretchering a patient

Emergency Medicine: Risk of Injury Increases with Longer Shifts

Long work shifts are known to increase fatigue and impact on decision making. Now a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine... Read more

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In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... Read more

As experienced critical care providers, we are overly familiar with the concept of continuing education. For many years, the only avenues available for obtaining this knowledge were via textbook, medical journal or formal classroom setting. Whether fulfilling a certification requirement or going above and beyond to expand our knowledge of patient care,... 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. Karin Becke MD

Current challenges in paediatric sedation

Report of the Primex Pharmaceuticals Symposium, Euroanaesthesia 2017, Geneva,...

 Miguel Cabrer

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 Christian Lovis MD MPH

2084

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People

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Dr. Kaushik Bhowmick

Training the Intensivists of the Future

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 Nynke Kampstra

International Value-Based Healthcare: Cross-Collaboration First

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