ICU and Emergency

Remote Device Monitors Blood Sugar Levels of ICU Patients

Image courtesy of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust/PACritically ill patients at a UK hospital have become the first in the... Read more

New Genetic Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension Identified

Cross section of a potassium channel in a smooth muscle cell of the pulmonary artery. A study by Dr. Wendy Chung has identified six new mutations... Read more

Key Target Responsible For Triggering Detrimental Effects In Brain Trauma Identified

Researchers studying a type of cell found in the trillions in our brain have made an important discovery as to how it responds to brain injury... Read more

Kimberly-Clark Announces HAI WATCHDOG Award Winners

Kimberly-Clark today announced the recipients of the third annual HAI WATCHDOG Awards, recognizing the efforts of healthcare professionals working... Read more

ERC: More People Learning How To Restart A Heart Could Save 100,000 Lives Per Year Across Europe

The very first 'European Restart a Heart Day'-to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac... Read more

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Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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. Rolf Gomes

Designing a Specialist Cardiologist Service for Rural Australia

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. However, people...

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

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Noninvasive Ventilation

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Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

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