ICU and Emergency

By Road or By Air? An Ambulance Costs Analysis

A recent study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, has analysed and compared the costs involved... Read more

Oral Health in the ICU Needs Attention

Oral health is often of lesser concern in the ICU, according to Dr. Cindy Munro, who gave a  presentation recently at the American Association... Read more

Banishing Bacterial Biofilms

With antibiotic resistance a major issue globally, research in Canada may lead to an effective alternative in tackling bacteria. The research... Read more

Kidney Transplant Better Than Home Haemodialysis

Patients who undergo a kidney transplant have better long-term outcomes than those who receive intensive haemodialysis at home, according to... Read more

Spread of S. Capitis Clone Linked To Late-Onset NICU Sepsis

An unexpected global distribution of the Staphylococcus capitis (S. capitis) NRCS-A clone is implicated in cases of late-onset sepsis in neonatal... Read more

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When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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 Michelle Kearns

Developing the Role of CIO in Healthcare Management: From "the IT Guy" to CIO

The chief information officer (CIO)—also known as the chief digital officer...

 Sten M. Walther

Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

To initiate, maintain and advance a quality improvement programme in your...

 Jaana Sinipuro

Digital Health Hub at Your Service - If You Earn Citizen Trust

The Digital Health Hub is a joint project of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation...

 Jane Smith

Improving The Provision Of A Compliance Aid Dispensing Service

North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust (NBT) is the first Acute...

Dr. Diana Miglioretti

Mammographic Screening for Women with Dense Breasts, Prof. Diana Miglioretti

As breast density legislation is introduced in more and more states of...

Dr. Lamia Ouanes-Besbes

Intensive Care in Tunisia

According to the World Bank classification, Tunisia is considered a lower...

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