ICU and Emergency

Vancomycin Still Useful For Staph Infections

A new study published in JAMA has determined that vancomycin, an antibiotic that came out more than 50 years ago, remains effective in treating... Read more

Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent... Read more

ESICM 2014: The Digital Patient

With so much digital information available about patients, could data presentation and security be improved? A session at the European Society... Read more

ESICM 2014: The Cost of Sepsis in the ICU

How much does it actually cost to treat sepsis in the ICU? Almost €30,000 according to a study presented at the European Society of Intensive... Read more

ESICM 2014: Crucial Role for Clinical Pharmacists

The clinical pharmacist in the critical care department is the critical link between the right choice and safe treatment, said Robert Shulman,... 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. Gian Maria Rossolini

The Impact of Fast MIC Evaluation on Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Case Report

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 Gianluca D'Agosta

Technology Supports Patients at Home

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 Hans Erik Henriksen

National Telehealth Can Save Money and Improve Health

Since its introduction into the Danish healthcare landscape, telehealth...

 Dan Conley

Two Paths for Medical Device Approval: FDA vs. CE

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Physiotherapy Services in the Australian ICU

Physiotherapists are key members of the Australian intensive care unit...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Cardiac Arrest

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

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