ICU and Emergency

Ethical Problems in ICU Admission and Discharge Decisions

The intensive care unit (ICU) is an ethically charged environment: life and death decisions are made daily. Particularly when medical criteria... Read more

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10 Good Reasons for Cardiac US in the ICU

Since most patients admitted to the ICU for cardiorespiratory compromise who die do so because of haemodynamic failure or fluid overload, haemodynamic... Read more

Nursing Data Help Predict Cirrhosis Patient's Survival

Standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patients can provide data that significantly improve the ability to predict survival... Read more

Near-Death Brain Signalling Speeds Cardiac Demise

A new laboratory study by the University of Michigan Medical School has shown that, in the moments just before death, a storm of brain activity... Read more

Neuroprotective Measures Improve Outcomes in Patients after Cardiac Arrest

According to an article published by JAMA Neurology, patients with cardiac arrest (CA) who received targeted body-temperature management in intensive... Read more

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Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient outcomes, satisfaction and... Read more

Intensive care is an essential part of any health system. Developing a strategy to improve the efficacy of critical health care services requires a precise knowledge of the structural and organisational capacities of such units. Data on the structure and organisation of intensive care units (ICU) worldwide are scarce, especially in intermediate- and low-income... Read more

'Bath tea trolley training’ as an innovative method for delivering multidisciplinary training in the workplaceProne position ventilation: a quality improvement project'Bath tea trolley training' is a novel method of training that we have developed in Bath, UK over the past 3 years, and which we have used extremely successfully to provide multidisciplinary... 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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