ICU and Emergency

Clonidine for Sedation in the Critically Ill

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis, there is insufficient data to support the routine use of clonidine as a sedative in the mechanically... Read more

Streamlining Faster Care for Stroke Patients

For stroke patients, getting the right treatment fast is important. A new protocol, developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke... Read more

New Treatment for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

A new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and care providers is described... Read more

Family Conferences: Tips from ISICEM 2017

The key to successful family conferences is interdisciplinary communication, and Randall Curtis, Director of the University of Washington Cambia... Read more

ICU Rounds: Top Tips from ISICEM 2017

A systematic, standardised approach to rounds, with the patient at the centre, makes for successful rounds, according to Craig Coopersmith, Professor... 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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ICU Management

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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Interoperability: Slow Progress But Willingness to Improve

A mere 6% of clinicians can effectively access information from healthcare...

 Kawaldip Sehmi

Guest Editorial

Patient Power We hear often about patient-centred care and patient involvement,...

 Frank Roebroek

Early Human Resources Involvement In M&A Essential For Success

With Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity at a high in healthcare how...

 Dorothy Wade

What Can Psychologists Do in Intensive Care?

As awareness has grown of the great distress intensive care patients may...

 Rebekah Thomson

Early Goal-Directed Therapy Following Cardiac Surgery

Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) is a therapeutic strategy based on...

 Alexandre Lima

Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there could...

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