ICU and Emergency
Emily Damuth, MD

Long-Term Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Based on a study on long-term outcomes for critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, a high proportion of patients... Read more

ICU patient

Mechanical Ventilation Linked to Long-Term Disability

Prolonged mechanical ventilation poses a significant impact on the long-term well-being of patients. In a study of critically ill patients who... Read more

2015 AUA annual meeting

Readmission in Urologic Surgery Patients

A new study has found that patients who underwent elective major urologic surgery were twice as likely as other surgical patients to be readmitted... Read more

Intensive care unit (ICU)

Guidelines for Resolving ICU Treatment Disputes

Care of the critically ill patient can become complicated when a clinician is asked by the patient's family to administer invasive interventions... Read more

Sepsis: an infection of the bloodstream

Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Common

Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalisation along the lines of nationally recognised outcome measures and more commonly discussed... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

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

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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... 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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 Maria Adele Marino

A step forward for breast radiologists

Breast cancer screening and the breast imagers of the future  ...

Prof. Maarten W.N. Nijsten MD, PhD.

Lactate Monitoring in the ICU

The use of lactate measurements in critically ill patients has steadily...

Prof. Hans Kristian Flaatten

National ICU Quality Indicators Revisited

The last two decades have seen an accelerated interest in quality management...

 Colin Wright

Person-centred approaches: a new core skills training framework

Colin Wright, Framework Development Manager at Skills for Health, provides...

Dr. Theodoros Aslanidis MD, PhDc

Emergency pre-hospital care challenges: Greece

The ongoing economic crisis in Greece and inflow of refugees has led...

 James Mucklow

Cyber infection control: Time to take it seriously

Both infection control and cybersecurity support the whole care process,...

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