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Anaesthesia: Brain Effects Differ in Old and Young Patients

In a series of studies, Massachusetts General Hospital's researchers have observed the differences in the way common anaesthetics affect the... Read more

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True Blood: Blood Sampling in ICUs

The negative impact of blood sampling in critical care patients is well known, and more recently the importance of blood conservation strategies... Read more

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UK Issues Draft Guidance for Care of the Dying

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced new draft guidance to improve the care of adults nearing the end... Read more

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Study: Transitioning to End-of-Life Care in the ICU

The transition to end-of-life care (EOLC) is a difficult process for healthcare staff, patients and their families, whatever the setting. End-of-life... Read more

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C. diff Infection Risk Linked with Sharps Containers

According to a new study, hospitals using single-use sharps containers had significantly lower rates of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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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Prof. Flavia Machado MD

Editorial Board Welcomes New Member

Prof. Flavia Machado has recently been welcomed to the Editorial Board...

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Distributing a life source in Africa

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From Independent Attorney to Critically Ill Patient

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Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening Programs

Early adopters of digital breast tomosynthesis in Spanish and Italian...

Managing delirium in the ICU with sleep guardians

Sleep guardians - a quality improvement initiative at the Lancashire...

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