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Document cover Declaration of Torrejón for the Humanization of Intensive Care

Humanising Intensive Care - Declaration of Torrejón

The movement to humanise intensive care has taken a step forward with the publication of the Declaration of Torrejón for the Humanization of... Read more

Contaminated surfaces-nosocomial infection

Can Bathing with Chlorhexidine Reduce VAP?

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most important nosocomial infection in intensive care units (ICUs). Measures have been taken to... Read more

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

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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

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Design for Southmead ICU  It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. ‘Arts and health are, and should be firmly recognised as being, integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff.'... Read more

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

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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

ICU Management

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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