ICU and Emergency

System Unveiled for Regulating Anaesthesia Via Computer

Clinical trial"This is an efficient control technique which regulates anaesthesia in operating theatres by computer, with the aim of adapting... Read more

Electronic Health Records Need Better Monitoring, Experts Urge

To improve monitoring, Dean Sittig, Ph.D., lead author and associate professor at The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences... Read more

Study Finds TaperGuard

Jan-Paul Mulier, M.D., Ph.D., recently presented data from the study at the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PostGraduate Assembly... Read more

Violence Is Part of the Job, Say Nurses, as Study Shows Only 1 in 6 Incidents Are Reported

The majority (92%) said they had been verbally abused, 69% had been physically threatened and 52% had been physically assaulted. A total of... Read more

Doctors Cut Back Hours When Risk of Malpractice Suit Rises, Study Shows

Economists Eric Helland and Mark Showalter found that doctors cut back their workload by almost two hours each week when the expected liability... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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 Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Financial and Safety Benefits

Ultrasound Guidance Improves the Safety and Success of Needle Procedures The...

 Ashley Maltz

Day of Solidarity to Prevent Suicide

  On April 23, 2015, we lost Kevin Dietl to suicide just weeks before he...

 Nicola Bedlington

EPF: Patient Empowerment Campaign

As European health services face an ageing population and an increase in...

Prof. Djillali Annane

Evidence-Based Care in the Intensive Care Unit

By taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians commit to practising their...

 Mei Wa Kwong

The Future of Telemedicine: Two Perspectives

Radiology Without Borders: A Russian Viewpoint   Today teleradiology is...

Dr. Wolf E. Hautz, MD, MME

Emergency Medicine in Switzerland

Switzerland is a country of 8.2 million inhabitants, who mostly live outside...

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