ICU and Emergency

Study: Protocol Increases Appropriate Antibiotic Use

According to a retrospective study, an antibiotic protocol that determined antibiotic use based on risk for health care-associated infections... Read more

Biomarkers Linked to Kidney Damage, Death in Critically Ill

Based on results of a new study, high levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness correlate with adverse long-term outcomes... Read more

Dr. Michael Quintel Joins Sphere’s Medical Advisory Board

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Michael Quintel... Read more

Tweeting at Medical Conferences: Impact on Speakers' Presentations

In a pilot study into the impact of Twitter on conferences, researchers found that social media may impact on quality of presentations as speakers... Read more

ASA Explains How Patients Can Make Surgery Safer

According to studies conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), most people are unaware of the role the physician anaesthesiologist... Read more

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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

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... 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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