ICU and Emergency

ICU-Customised Lab Value Ranges Reduce False Positive Alerts

Early detection and response to abnormal laboratory values is crucial in critical care. However, traditional electronic medical record (EMR)... Read more

First Cancer-Specific ED Opens in Ohio

The Ohio State University has opened its first fully integrated cancer emergency department. The Comprehensive Care Center is the result of a... Read more

Zoom On: Dr. Daniel De Backer, ESICM President-Elect

Professor Daniel De Backer takes up the role of President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in October. Dr. De Backer is a Professor... Read more

ESICM 2014: Do Intermediate Care Beds Have a Role?

Implementing intermediate care beds in the ICU either physically separate or apart can improve outcomes, said Professor Bertrand Guidet, France,... Read more

ESICM 2014: Does Flexibility Increase Safety and Efficiency?

Flexibility in intensive care provision was the focus of a session this morning at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Congress... Read more

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Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... Read more

  My app on Intensive care Complete: ABG is for bedside diagnosis. It uses a physiochemical approach and is a mix of traditional approach and Stewart’s. The complete ABG is an app designed for bedside use. The point-of-care version of the app is available for the Iwatch.   Both the Complete ABG and ABG Book are the only apps that use the traditional... 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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Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

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Meeting the Access Control Challenge in Hospitals

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