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counselling patients about end-of-life care options

End-of-Life — Why These Conversations Matter

The original Obamacare proposal sought to grant compensation for physicians for providing counselling to patients about living wills and end-of-life... Read more

Antibiotics

Antibiotic Prescription Variation Down to Individuals

Variation in antibiotic prescription is mostly due to the different routines of healthcare providers rather than differences in patient characteristics,... Read more

Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN)

Lessons from Ebola: Planning for Health Emergencies

The Chicago Ebola Response Network's (CERN) response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015 has provided a roadmap for how a regional public health... Read more

prehospital care intervention

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Improved Outcomes

Two new studies, one conducted in the U.S. and another in Japan, indicate that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and... Read more

NICU

Distinct Naming Convention in NICU can Reduce Errors

Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are traditionally identified on the basis of gender and last name such as Babyboy Jackson or... Read more

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Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... Read more

The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... 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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.univ. Gerfried Zobel MD

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