ICU and Emergency

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

ISICEM15: Pepe’s Pointers for Dealing with the Media

Paul Pepe’s 30 years as a public official (now in Dallas, Texas) and emergency medicine physician have given him plenty of experience of dealing... Read more

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Basic airway management—jaw thrust and mask and bag ventilation should be a basic competence of all health workers. Advanced airway management should not be defined by designation, but by competence. Health systems are different, so one cannot transplant one system to another. But in times where for instance laryngeal mask is replacing endotracheal... 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

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... 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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Results of antimicrobial stewardship programme implementation in multidisciplinary hospital

The interventional single-centre with historical control study was conducted...

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Prof. Petra Innerhofer MD

Treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy with factor concentrates

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Clinical Benefits of Rapid Pathogen Testing with PCR/ESI-MS

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Big Data and the Future of the Care Continuum

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Early Goal-Directed Therapy Following Cardiac Surgery

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

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