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New Tool Helps Predict Surgical Patients' Pulmonary Risk

A new analytical tool developed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital can help identify surgical patients at risk for respiratory complications.... Read more

INTELLiVENT-ASV – The Ventilation Autopilot

INTELLiVENT-ASV is a next-generation intelligent ventilation mode that automatically controls ventilation and oxygenation based on targets set... Read more


NICU Admission Up in the U.S.

According to an article published in JAMA Pediatrics, admissions rates for newborns at neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the U.S. are... Read more

Julio Barado-Hualde, MD, Hospital Complex of Navarre

Better Management of ICU Beds

An article published in Health Care Management Science describes how a new mathematical simulation model can help an intensive care unit (ICU)... Read more

ICU family: difficult role of decision-maker

Avoiding Making Decisions for Sick Relatives May Lead to PTSD

Family members who make major medical decisions for relatives in the ICU may suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if they cope by avoiding... Read more

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Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States alone. It’s... Read more

Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... 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. Christopher Lockie FRCA

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