ICU and Emergency

ISICEM 2014: Targeted Temperature Management Symposium Organised by BARD

Hot topics in targeted temperature management:  Which therapy for which patient?Evolving clinical evidence, improved device technologies & techniques... Read more

ISICEM 2014: iMDsoft Presents Unique ICU Data Management Capabilities

The MetaVision clinical information system will be featured at the 34th ISICEM in Brussels, BelgiumiMDsoft ® is committed to providing clinical... Read more

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Device

As the first hospital in Illinois, the Loyola University Medical Center offers a new high-tech catheter device able to improve outcomes of patients... Read more

Lung Transplantation Provides Treatment Option for End-Stage Lung Disease

The amount of patients having undergone lung transplantations has increased by roughly 20% over the past five years. For those suffering during... Read more

CE Mark Approval for Covidien’s Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

Innovative acute care ventilator provides progressive breath technology for improved patient comfort and ease of use for cliniciansCovidien plc,... Read more

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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

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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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Creating a Safety Network for Use in a Clinical Environment

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Israeli Society of Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing

The Israeli Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing Society is very active and...

 Gianluca D'Agosta

Technology Supports Patients at Home

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 Alika LaFontaine

One Nation, Two Healthcare Systems

The Canadian medical system has integrated several paradigm-shifting t...

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Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not need...

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Big Data for Health in Europe

In 2010, the European Commission proposed the 10-year strategy, Europe...

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