ICU and Emergency

Faster Stroke Care with Telemedicine Ambulance

According to a study published in Neurology, people who are experiencing a stroke and are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a CT scanner... Read more

Carrie Jurkiewicz, MD, chief emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago Medicine, reviews a case with Gregg Helland, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University

Emergency Medicine Residents and Gender Bias

According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, there is a wide difference in the training and evaluation of male and female emergency... Read more

Study: Decision Making Model Enables Resolution of Ethics Issues at the Bedside

A study from Switzerland that evaluated implementation of a stepped ethical decision-making model on three intensive care units (ICUs) and two... Read more

Optimising Use of Tele-ICU in Rural Hospitals

Researchers in the U.S. have found that ICU staff at rural facilities view Tele-ICU as a positive, useful tool to provide extra support and assistance.... Read more

The Importance of Correctly Identifying Patients with Sepsis

An Editorial in the journal Chest emphasises the need to develop highly accurate, flexible methods for identifying patients with septic shock... Read more

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The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... 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 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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 Maria-Helena Smet

In Small Doses

Reducing dose to improve the long-term health and Safety of preemies and...

Dr. Thomas Berlet

Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

Dr. Fabienne D. Simonis

Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS

Invasive ventilatory support, one of the most frequently applied strategies...

 Shirley Cramer

Practice Managers: Overlooked and Undernourished?

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Early Diagnosis and Prediction of Acute Kidney Injury

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Prof. Stephen Baker

Radiology At the Crossroads

Radiology is now at a crossroads. Let us expand the ‏metaphor. If we are...

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