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
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
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
Guideline: Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure
The British Thoracic Society / Intensive Care Society guideline on ventilatory management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure has been... Read more
New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?
Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU
The Future of Haemodynamic Monitoring: From Planet Mars to Resource Limited Countries
From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma Administration
The Night Falls in the ICU: Changing Realities for Patients, Relatives & Interdisciplinary Team
Nine Nurse-Recommended Design Strategies to Improve Alarm Management in the ICU: A Qualitative Study
Lessons From the “Very Old Intensive Care Patients” (VIP) Project
In Search of a Crystal Ball: Predicting Long-term Outcomes in Critically Ill Older Adults
Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more
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
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
2020 28 Jul
ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more
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
A COVID-19 Dashboard: Data Analytics to Aid Resource Allocation in Intensive Care Units
In this article, we focus on clinical and practical application of... Read more
Intended to establish emergency airway access when endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits Airway access is achieved by using the Seldinger technique via the cricothyroid membrane. The airway catheter is...
The iLA membrane ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through the iLA membrane ventilator as it does through a natural organ. The iLA membrane ventilator “breathes” outside...
Intended for staged extubation and subsequent reintubation. Features and benefits The soft, blunt tip is designed to be atraumatic to internal structures. The distal sideports ensure sufficient airflow and prevent whipping during use...
Features The launch of BeneFusion pump series represents a milestone for Mindray as it moves into the high-end infusion pump market. BeneFusion pumps deliver the answer to user requirements in terms of safety, accuracy and intuitive use. The sophisticated...
NovaPort cannulas are designed specially to meet the needs of extracorporeal heart and lung support circuits and perioperative perfusion in minimally invasive heart surgery. All blood-contact surfaces of the NovaPort cannulas are coated with the bio-...