ICU and Emergency

Only a Minority of Stroke Victims Are Being Seen by Doctors Within the Recommended Timeframe

In a study, published online yesterday in the journal Age and Ageing, of over 270 patients newly diagnosed with minor strokes or transient ischaemic... Read more

Unanimous Employee Use of Gown and Glove Leads to 40% Reduction of MRSA in ICU

According to a new study co-led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions... Read more

ESICM 2013: Use of Beta-Blocker Helps Achieve Target Heart Rate Level in Patients with Septic Shock

Andrea Morelli, M.D., of the University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues conducted a study to investigate the effect of the short-acting beta-blocker... Read more

ESICM 2013: No Difference in Risk of Death in Comparison of Fluid Replacement Therapies

Djillali Annane, M.D., Ph.D., of Raymond Poincare Hospital, Garches, France, and colleagues conducted a study to compare the effects of 2 types... Read more

ESICM 2013: Use of Statin Does Not Improve Survival in Adults With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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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Dr. Matteo Parotto

Outcomes after 1 week of mechanical ventilation for patients and families

We review recent findings on outcomes in adults after mechanical ventilation...

Dr. Mena Farag

Prognostication Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

This article reviews the current evidence on prognostication after cardiac...

 Jacqueline Pflaum-Carlson

Early Sepsis Management

Sepsis is a recognised clinical spectrum of infection that often results...

 Shirley Cramer

Steering the Integration Agenda: Stable Leadership Needed

Service Integration Overcoming barriers between the health and care sectors...

Dr. Sam A. Miotke

Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation....

 Dalia Himli

Harmonisation of Lab Medicine Across Europe

Under EU Directive 2013/55/EU, harmonisation of lab medicine across Europe...

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