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Two Good Reasons to Visit ICU Management & Practice at ISICEM ICU Management & Practice will be at booth number #D6-D7, in the registration... Read more

ISICEM 2016 Preview

Brussels in March can only mean ISICEM. The 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine runs for four full days from... Read more

VAP: Old Definitions like Old Wine May Be Best?

A single centre retrospective study that evaluated the accuracy in high-risk trauma patients of the infection-related ventilator-associated complications... Read more

Simulation training centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

Study: Crew Resource Management Training in Simulation

Evaluation of a simulation team–based crew resource management training programme that included emergency department and ICU staff showed that... Read more

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CLABSI Rates Cut with Catheter Maintenance Bundle

Evaluation of a central catheter maintenance bundle developed to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) found that... Read more

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Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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Prof. Pedro Póvoa MD, PhD

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 Paul Casale

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Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?

This article summarises the current ratio and scientific evidence on...

 Jason Van Schoor

Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke

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