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Protocol for Identifying Patients at Risk of AKI

A new streamlined approach for early detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) has reduced mortality rates by 23 percent and hospital... Read more

Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto

Apgar Score May Relate to Mother's Risk of Critical Illness

While the Apgar score assesses a baby's condition at birth, this metric may also be a useful tool for predicting whether a mother will become... Read more

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Accurately Setting PEEP with Transpulmonary Pressure

Choose an optimal PEEP setting with the help of the transpulmonary pressure measurement on our high-end ventilators, HAMILTON-G5 and HAMILTON-S1... Read more

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Monitoring Critical Blood Levels in Real Time in the ICU

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) have developed a miniature device that can monitor in real time five vital... Read more

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Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... 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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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Dr. Francesca Rubulotta MD, PhD, eMBA, FRCA, FICM

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

The COmpetency-BAsed Training programme in Intensive Care for Europe and...

Dr. Shashank Patil MBBS, MRCSEd, FCEM

Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the cornerstone for treatment...

Dr. Cristina Petrișor MD, PhD, DESA

Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions in the ICU

For the ICU patient, correct and timely diagnosis of drug hypersensitivity...

Prof. Todd Dorman MD

Adult education for ICU management: a better way

Frequently, formal education sessions crafted for medical professionals...

 Leo Nefiodow

Health: The Economic Growth Engine of the 21st Century

Is there a correlation between health and economic growth? Can the healthcare...

Dr. Caroline Hurd MD

Effective education for palliative care: communication as a procedure

Palliative care for critically ill patients in the intensive care...

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