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Study: Alarm Fatigue in an ICU

Alarm fatigue in ICUs is a well-known issue; the U.S. Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals include reducing harm associated with... Read more

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Evidence on Monitoring - Capnography, Neuromuscular Blocking

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health has published assessments of monitoring for neuromuscular blockade and for capnography.... Read more

Do End-of-Life Communication Tools Improve Decision-Making?

Patients admitted to the ICU commonly have not have discussed their end-of-life (EOL) goals with family or surrogate decision-makers. Even if... Read more

Dr. Jane Batt, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Possible Cause for Chronic Muscle Dysfunction After ICU

ICU-acquired weakness (ICAUW) in some patients can last a long time, even when the biologic functions that cause muscles to waste have returned... Read more

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Study: Brazil QI Intervention Did Not Reduce Mortality

A randomised trial of a multi-dimensional quality improvement intervention in 118 Brazilian ICUs ( CHECKLIST-ICU ) found no overall effect on... Read more

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A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more

Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... 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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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

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Infection Control for Ventilators in the Battle against COVID-19

2020 24 Mar

The Current Situation and Challenge of COVID-19 Over 170,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 90,000. On March 11th, WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. No doubt that mechanical ventilation is one of the most effective therapy strategies... Read more

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Sedation and Analgesia

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Training medical students in EHR usage

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Person-centred approaches: a new core skills training framework

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