ICU and Emergency

"Sepsis Sniffer": Prediction Tool For Early ID and Care

Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed an early warning and response tool dubbed the “sepsis sniffer” which uses laboratory data and vital... Read more

ESICM 2014: We Need to Talk: Morbidity and Mortality

Morbidity and mortality conferences are vital to promote systemwide improvement, said Professor Hans Flaatten, speaking at the European Society... Read more

93% of Paediatric Fractures Splinted Improperly

According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, approximately 90 percent of potential paediatric... Read more

2-Minute Training For Neonatal Mask Ventilation

Worldwide, an estimated three to six percent of newborn infants need assisted positive pressure ventilation (PPV) at birth. Adequate PPV is the... Read more

Frozen Capsulised Faecal Material Treats CDI

Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) may be treated with oral administration of frozen encapsulated faecal material from healthy donors,... Read more

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The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... 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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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Cardiac Arrest

The “chain of survival” metaphor for improving outcomes from sudden cardiac...

Prof. Fiona Coyer

Professorial Clinical Units

Advancing Research in the Intensive Care Unit via the Integration of a...

Prof. Hans Kristian Flaatten

National ICU Quality Indicators Revisited

The last two decades have seen an accelerated interest in quality management...

 Panos E Vardas

Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine

During the last fifty years, cardiovascular medicine has remarkably advanced...

Dr. David Brealey

Rapid Pathogen Testing With PCR/ESI-MS

The RADICAL multicentre observational study was performed to compare PCR/ESI-MS...

Prof. Paul E Pepe

Partnering Medicine and Public Service

Interview With Professor Paul E. PepePaul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, is Professor...

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