ICU and Emergency

ICU Nurses: Experience is Vital

Practical knowledge of experienced nurses in critical care often goes a long way towards providing effective care for patients, and understanding... Read more

Zoom On: Dr. Todd Dorman - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

Dr. Todd Dorman's extensive background in critical care and association leadership makes him a valued member of the Editorial Board of ICU Management.... Read more

Hand Washing Plus Gloves Curb Infections

Infections in premature babies may be prevented when attending medical staff wear nonsterile gloves after washing their hands, compared with... Read more

CIT No Barrier to Broader Organ Sharing

According to a new research, broader sharing of deceased donor livers does not significantly increase cold ischemia time (CIT) and should not... Read more

Emerging Antiseptic Resistance in ICUs

According to a recent study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology... Read more

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Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States alone. It’s... Read more

Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... 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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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Cardiac Arrest

The “chain of survival” metaphor for improving outcomes from sudden cardiac...

Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier

Deconstruction of business processes to disruption of business models

How healthcare IT can impact business models. What is the potential for...

 Helen Ashley Taylor

The ICU-Hear Project: Introducing Live Music for Critically Ill Patients

The ICU-Hear project delivered by the charity Music in Hospitals™ provides...

 Tara Quasim

Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many...

Prof. Claudio Ronco MD

From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients

The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) requires...

Dr. Rafael Vidal Perez MD

Utility of artificial intelligence in cardiology

A step forward for daily practice.Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are...

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