ICU and Emergency

Protocol Overhaul: Rethinking Pre-Surgical Routines

Despite the trauma associated with invasive surgery, standard surgical protocols often restrict a patient’s diet and exercise before and after... Read more

Regional vs. General Anaesthesia in Hip Fracture Surgery

Adults who undergo surgery to repair a fractured hip and who receive regional (spinal or epidural) anaesthesia may benefit from slightly... Read more

Comic Books Explain ICU, Stroke To Kids

The sudden hospitalisation of a family member is traumatic for anyone old enough to understand the circumstances and consequences of a health... Read more

Zoom On: Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief, ICU Management

We are delighted to feature ICU Management's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, in Zoom On. Dr. Vincent is Professor of Intensive... Read more

Proxima Blood Gas Analyser Awarded CE Mark

Sphere Medical, a leading developer of innovative monitoring and diagnostic devices for the critical care setting, is pleased to announce that... Read more

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Lessons from a doctor turned patientDr. Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP, is a critical care physician and faculty member of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Director of Care Experience for the health system. Her book In Shock, published... Read more

As I usually do when I'm writing, first I'll throw a random fact--not so random--with a slight relation with our subject. The thing is, I lack good metaphors. Some time ago I stumbled on a fantastic article by Holloway discussing a new approach to treating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. The climax is: in Switzerland, England and New York, tuberculosis-related... Read more

I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals need to include women... 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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 Dorothy Wade PhD

What Can Psychologists Do in Intensive Care?

As awareness has grown of the great distress intensive care patients may...

Dr. Joyce Heijneman MD

Improving quality of care in severe traumatic brain injury patients

Process indicator-based plan-do-act-check cycle in a single-centre quality...

Dr. Nidhi Nikhanj

Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care

A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide...

 António Abrantes

Scatter Radiation Exposure During Mobile X-Ray Examinations

The main goal of this research was to quantify scatter radiation exposure...

Prof. Michael West

Leadership in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence

The delivery of clinical care is based on careful research to determine...

Dr. David Brealey

Rapid Pathogen Testing With PCR/ESI-MS

The RADICAL multicentre observational study was performed to compare PCR/ESI-MS...

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