ICU and Emergency

Study: Protocol Increases Appropriate Antibiotic Use

According to a retrospective study, an antibiotic protocol that determined antibiotic use based on risk for health care-associated infections... Read more

Biomarkers Linked to Kidney Damage, Death in Critically Ill

Based on results of a new study, high levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness correlate with adverse long-term outcomes... Read more

Dr. Michael Quintel Joins Sphere’s Medical Advisory Board

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Michael Quintel... Read more

Tweeting at Medical Conferences: Impact on Speakers' Presentations

In a pilot study into the impact of Twitter on conferences, researchers found that social media may impact on quality of presentations as speakers... Read more

ASA Explains How Patients Can Make Surgery Safer

According to studies conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), most people are unaware of the role the physician anaesthesiologist... Read more

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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

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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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 Christophe Aveline

The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken...

 Lucy J Modra

Women in Leadership in Intensive Care Medicine

There is a significant gender imbalance in positions of leadership in intensive...

 Michelle Fakkert

Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

Patient-centered care is becoming a major topic in healthcare. Many initiatives...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critical care...

 Lucie Robson

Global medical device security testing labs launched

A new initiative that will improve medical device security and facilitate...

Prof Eric Hoste

Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury: Questions Remain

Eric Hoste is Professor in Medicine and Head of Clinic at Ghent University...

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