ICU and Emergency
Dr. James Leiper of MRC Clinical Sciences Centre

Promising New Sepsis Treatment on the Horizon

A promising new drug for sepsis will have its first clinical trials thanks to a new grant from the British Heart Foundation . The new drug,... Read more

copper vs. respiratory viruses

Copper Can Prevent Respiratory Virus Spread

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle... Read more

MyICU app

MyICU App Introduced

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Cente r (BIDMC), in Boston, USA, has launched a new app, MyICU, that serves as a communication tool to better... Read more

ICU delirium - a serious yet understudied issue

Study: Patients' Experiences of Delirium

Up to 90 percent of patients in the intensive care unit experience delirium and this can have a profound and lasting impact on them, according... Read more

My name is Snoopy!

Dr. Ron Sanderson with the Hamilton Medical ventilator Snoopy, aka GALILEO. A story about the special relationship between respiratory... Read more

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Design for Southmead ICU  It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. ‘Arts and health are, and should be firmly recognised as being, integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff.'... Read more

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... 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

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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... 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... Read more

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 Samna Ghani

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Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka

An Evolving Specialty Sri Lanka is steadily progressing to establish...

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