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Dr. Wendy Anderson, UCSF School of Medicine

Workshop Improves Nurses’ Palliative Communication Skills

A workshop developed at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has been effective in improving palliative care communication skills... Read more

remote-controlled, robotic telemedicine technology

Telemedicine First in Neonatal ICU

A Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) study, published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare , shows that robot-assisted telemedicine... Read more

adrenaline auto-injectors

Better Training Tools to Combat Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the introduction of more effective educational material to promote appropriate use of adrenaline... Read more

Rice Hospital ICU nurse Rashelle Mead

Multi-purpose ICU Rooms Flexible

Rice Memorial Hospital in Wilmar, Minnesota in the United States is all set to implement a new integrated caring approach to intensive care... Read more

Matthew B. Frieman, PhD

First-Ever Possible Treatments for MERS

As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists... Read more

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Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

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

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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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