ICU and Emergency

Standardised Feeding Approach Improves NICU Babies' Growth

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH, USA) have created a new standardised approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive... Read more

Study: Intensive Care Quick Reference Checklist Manual

Medical errors occur often and potentially harm patients. For example, in intensive care units (ICUs), adverse events are common, often owing... Read more

Excessive Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients Lead to Anaemia, Transfusions

According to an article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to... Read more

Doctors Commonly Misinterpret End-of-Life Care Documents

A pair of studies published in the Journal of Patient Safety show "significant confusion" among emergency physicians and prehospital care providers... Read more

Paediatric Cancer Patients: Quick Antibiotics Reduce Mortality

According to researchers, paediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and showing neutropenia (low... Read more

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SYNAPSE-ICU  An international prospective observational StudY on iNtrAcranial PreSsurE in intensive care (ICU), endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is now enrolling participant centres.   What is Synapse-ICU? Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the most common neuromonitoring modality used in neurocritical care... Read more

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... 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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 Jason M Duran

Biomarkers in Heart Failure

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Design for Care: The Collaborative Challenge of Wellbeing in Later Llife

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Controlling Patient Workflow in a Radiology Department

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Infection Prevention in the ICU

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Early Mobilisation in ICU: From Concept to Reality - Four Steps to Change Patient Outcomes

For years, 28-day survival was the holy grail of ICU physicians. As ICU...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Cost-Effectiveness

In medicine the benefits of treatment are always weighed against possible...

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