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AACN Scope and Standards for Acute and Critical Care Nursing Practice

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has recently updated its scope and standards for critical nursing practice. The new guidelines... Read more

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Better, Cheaper Care at Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

Critically ill patients with complex diagnoses generally receive better and less expensive care at long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs), according... Read more

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Emergency Nurses Susceptible to Death Anxiety

The nature of their work and daily exposure to death and other mortality cues make emergency nurses highly susceptible to death anxiety, according... Read more

Dr. Dong Chang of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis a Problem

A new UCLA study reveals that between 2009-2011 sepsis accounted for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart... Read more

Prof. Dr. John D. Brennan, McMaster University

An Innovative Way to Detect Infectious Disease, Superbugs

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new diagnostic test designed to help clinicians detect infectious diseases such as hepatitis... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

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ICU Management

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

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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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Dr. William Thorwarth

MIR Congress Preview

The opportunity to mingle with renowned radiologists from Europe, North...

 Pieter Depuydt MD, PhD

Controversies in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Diagnosis

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a ‏major complication of mechanical...

Dr Mats Eriksson MD, PhD

Emergency Intraosseous Access: Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Possibilities and Limitations

The intraosseous needle is an essential tool in emergency settings when...

 Salvatore Maggiore

Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize

ARDS is Heterogeneous Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...

 Vito Cantisani

Update on medical student education

One of the main projects of EUROSON School is the introduction of Ultrasound...

Dr. Dong Chan Kim

Critical Care Medicine in Korea

The Past, The Present and the Future History of Critical Care in Korea...

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