ICU and Emergency

ISICEM15: Personalised Medicine in Critical Care - the Future?

Is personalised medicine the future for critical care? Hector R. Wong (Cincinnati, USA), speaking at the 35th International Symposium on Critical... Read more

Variation in Patient Preferences for Life-Sustaining Therapies in the ICU

According to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, intensive care units across the US vary widely... Read more

Assessing Early Warning Score Performance

Sicker patients generally have more vital sign assessments, particularly immediately before an adverse outcome, and especially if the vital sign... Read more

Better Use of ECMO Saves Lives

A life-support technology called ECMO that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. However, a new... Read more

ISICEM15: Setting Research Priorities with Community Involvement

Setting priorities for healthcare research involves a number of stakeholders, including patients and the public. Involving intensive care patients... 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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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

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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... 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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