ICU and Emergency

Zoom On: Dr. Daniel De Backer, ESICM President-Elect

Professor Daniel De Backer takes up the role of President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in October. Dr. De Backer is a... Read more

ESICM 2014: Do Intermediate Care Beds Have a Role?

Implementing intermediate care beds in the ICU either physically separate or apart can improve outcomes, said Professor Bertrand Guidet, France,... Read more

ESICM 2014: Does Flexibility Increase Safety and Efficiency?

Flexibility in intensive care provision was the focus of a session this morning at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Congress... Read more

ESICM 2014: Intensivists Meet in Barcelona

European Society of Intensive Care President, Jean-Daniel Chiche, tonight welcomed delegates to ESICM Lives 2014, the 27th Annual Congress of... Read more

Bioinformatics Tool Improves Pneumonia Diagnosis

Researchers at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., have developed a new method for more accurate and rapid identification... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... 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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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... 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... Read more

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ICU-Related Dysphagia

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Antibiotic Management in the ICU

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How Design Can Improve the Healthcare Experience

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