ICU and Emergency

Hand Washing Plus Gloves Curb Infections

Infections in premature babies may be prevented when attending medical staff wear nonsterile gloves after washing their hands, compared with... Read more

CIT No Barrier to Broader Organ Sharing

According to a new research, broader sharing of deceased donor livers does not significantly increase cold ischemia time (CIT) and should not... Read more

Emerging Antiseptic Resistance in ICUs

According to a recent study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology... Read more

DDI in Trauma Patients

Management of critically injured patients is usually complicated and challenging. A structured team approach with comprehensive survey is warranted.... Read more

Immunonutrition: No Proven Benefit

There have been many questions surrounding the use of immune-modulating nutrients as to whether specific critically ill populations may benefit... Read more

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Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health.1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines.... Read more

Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... 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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