ICU and Emergency

Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent... Read more

ESICM 2014: The Digital Patient

With so much digital information available about patients, could data presentation and security be improved? A session at the European Society... Read more

ESICM 2014: The Cost of Sepsis in the ICU

How much does it actually cost to treat sepsis in the ICU? Almost €30,000 according to a study presented at the European Society of Intensive... Read more

ESICM 2014: Crucial Role for Clinical Pharmacists

The clinical pharmacist in the critical care department is the critical link between the right choice and safe treatment, said Robert Shulman,... Read more

Topical Antibiotics: 'No Impact' on ICU Patient Outcomes

Prophylactic antibiotics applied areas in the mouth, throat and digestive tract were associated with low levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria... Read more

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In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... Read more

As experienced critical care providers, we are overly familiar with the concept of continuing education. For many years, the only avenues available for obtaining this knowledge were via textbook, medical journal or formal classroom setting. Whether fulfilling a certification requirement or going above and beyond to expand our knowledge of patient care,... 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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Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

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