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Pennsylvania ICU Awarded Design Citation

The Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has been awarded the ICU Design Citation. The prestigious... Read more

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Shared Decision Making in the ICU - Recommendations

Decision-making in healthcare can range along a spectrum - from shared collaborative decision-making by the patient (or surrogate) with the doctor... Read more

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Does Blind Digital Intubation Have a Role?

Blind digital intubation is a technique that is rarely used, and few clinicians have had the chance of performing it, or being trained on its... Read more

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Quality Care for Critically Ill Should be Goal for All

A viewpoint article in JAMA suggests that while more beds and a focus on quality will improve critical care in developing countries disease-specific... Read more

Is There a Simple Answer to All Challenges in the ICU?

With an average 1.5 times higher staff-to-patient ratio than general wards, today's Intensive Care Units set enormous challenges to caregivers,... Read more

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Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... Read more

Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... 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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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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 Gerry O’Dwyer

At the Crossroads - The Future of Healthcare

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Prof. Julia Wendon

Liver Intensive Care

Professor Julia Wendon is a liver intensive care specialist and Clinical...

 Konstantin Feise

Ultrasound Guides the Way in Stuttgart

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Prof. Michael Reade MBBS, BSc, MPH, DPhil, DMCC, DIMCRCSEd, PgCertAME, AFRACMA, FCICM

Optimising sleep in the ICU

Disordered sleep is common in ICU patients. While many of the reasons...

 Theo Veldsman

Maturity Makes Great Leaders

There is a pressing need for intelligent leaders who are able...

 Adam Layland DipHE, MSc, MCPara, MIHM, MCMI, FInstLM, AIRHC

Appraisals in Healthcare: Are Traditional Performance Appraisals Suitable for Healthcare Workers?

Further work is required in healthcare settings to create productive...

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