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New Ways to Stop Spread of Staph and MRSA

A new study suggests that a person's environment is more important than their genes in determining the bacteria that inhabit their noses. Interestingly,... Read more

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Six ICU Patient and Family Info Resources

Information in plain language at a confusing and stressful time can be of great help to patients and their friends and families both during and... Read more

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Survey: Critical Care Docs Most Likely to Experience Burnout

Medscape’s annual physician lifestyle report puts critical care physicians at the top of the league for burnout, with 53% of critical care respondents... Read more

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Delirium in the ICU Linked to Fatal Outcomes

A Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study shows that nearly 30 percent of all ICU patients develop delirium, a condition that prolongs hospital stays... Read more

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Transitional Care Reduces Readmissions

As transitional care is increasingly used to reduce hospital readmissions, progressive care nurses can play an integral role in efforts to help... Read more

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Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States alone. It’s... Read more

Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... 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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Dr. Christopher Lockie FRCA

Infection Prevention in the ICU

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Current Developments in the European PCI Devices Market

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