ICU and Emergency

Study: Kidney Damage Diagnosis May Be Inaccurate for Many

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that, for many patients, an initial diagnosis of “acute kidney injury”... Read more

8 Reasons to Attend ISICEM

8 Reasons to Attend ISICEM

  The International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) is a highly respected event on the critical care medicine calendar,... Read more

6 Must Attend Intensive Care Meetings in 2017

6 Must Attend Intensive Care Meetings in 2017

1. ISICEMThe International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) is a highly esteemed event in the intensive care medicine... Read more

Are Newly Licensed Intensivists Prepared for Practice?

A study in the Netherlands indicates that recently licensed intensivists are well prepared for most tasks in intensive care medicine (ICM). However,... Read more

Video Testimonials Improve Consensus Regarding Patients' Wishes

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form makes it easier for medical providers to interpret patients' wishes... Read more

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The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

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

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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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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 Ruth Endacott

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables...

 Mat Hunter

Design for Care: The Collaborative Challenge of Wellbeing in Later Llife

Our Shared Challenge We all know that we need to think differently about...

Prof. Jeffrey Braithwaite

Guest Editorial

Creating Safer HealthcareHealthcare professionals have long recognised...

 Kathleen Puntillo

Pain Assessment and Management for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Seeking Best Practices

 This review article focuses on research-based advances in pain assessment...

 Alexander Towbin

Social Media Opportunities in Radiology

 Why should radiologists engage in Twitter?   As the term "social medi

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein

Extracorporeal Lung Support in Trauma Patients

The rationale, indications and challenges of extracorporeal lung assist...

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