ICU and Emergency

ICU Overnight Discharge Risk

While moving intensive care unit (ICU) patients after-hours is linked to increased risk of death, the rate of such discharges has remained unchanged... Read more

Zoom On: Prof. Armand Girbes - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

Professor Armand Girbes is an esteemed member of the ICU Management Editorial Board.  Since 2001 he has been Professor in Intensive Care Medicine... Read more

Volume-Based Feeding For ICU Patients

Although enteral nutrition (EN) or the feeding of patients through a tube is a common practice in an intensive care unit, the problem of underfeeding... Read more

Weekend Nurse Staffing Impacts Stroke Outcomes

Data from a recent study indicated that stroke patients treated at specialised units on the weekend have better outcomes when there is a higher... Read more

ICU Mortality of HIV-Infected Patients

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has significantly decreased the morbidity/mortality associated with HIV infection in industrialised... Read more

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In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... Read more

As experienced critical care providers, we are overly familiar with the concept of continuing education. For many years, the only avenues available for obtaining this knowledge were via textbook, medical journal or formal classroom setting. Whether fulfilling a certification requirement or going above and beyond to expand our knowledge of patient care,... 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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Assoc. Prof. Wai Tat Wong FHKCP

Making critical care education BASIC: a collaborative approach to training

This article highlights the key current challenges of intensive care training...

 Judith Girschik

How to Make Sense of Digital Chaos

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Dr. Leonel Lagunes MD

Nosocomial Pneumonia

This review discusses some of the key advances from the 2005 ATS / IDSA...

Prof. Damien Gruson

The R-Evolution in Laboratory Medicine: The Need for a New Medical Paradigm

The EuroMedLab Congress this year aims to offer insight into the direction...

 James Scott

Prognosis Negative

THE HEALTH SECTOR’S CYBER -HYGIENE EPIDEMICNietzsche said, “All great things...

Prof. Dipak Kalra PhD, FRCGP, FBCS

European Institute for Innovation Through Health Data (i-HD)

A new not-for-profit organisation, the European Institute for Innovation...

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