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ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated - LUNG-SAFE Results

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDs) seems to be under-recognised, under-treated and associated with a high risk of mortality, despite... Read more

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton with Prof. Kai Zacharowski at the 4th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, January 22-23, 2016

Kai Zacharowski Honoured by Patient Safety Foundation for PBMS

Professor Kai Zacharowski , Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy at Frankfurt University Hospital has... Read more

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Social Media Enabling Tele-ICU Services in Syria

Free social media apps, such as WhatsApp and Viber, have enabled U.S. clinicians to provide tele-ICU services to critical care nurses in Syria.... Read more

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Diagnosing Frailty with Innovative Sensor

A noninvasive, cost-effective and portable sensor could be used to diagnose frailty syndrome in elderly people - the result of PhD research by... Read more

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Study: Acetazolamide Did Not Reduce Mechanical Ventilation Duration for COPD Patients

Among mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and metabolic alkalosis, administration of the respiratory... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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... Read more

ICU Management

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... Read more

ICU Management

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... Read more

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ICU-Related Dysphagia

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Prof. Jeffrey Braithwaite

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Preventing malnutrition and enforcing nutritional guidelines  ...

 ECRI Institute Welwyn Garden City, UK

Automated External Defibrillators

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Cardiac arrest, or the sudden and abrupt loss...

Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

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