ICU and Emergency

Tired Doctors Make More Mistakes

Zvi Stern of the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, and colleagues report that resident physicians, colloquially... Read more

New Tool To Predict Risk Of Death In COPD May Help Physicians To Individualise Treatment

The study of the ADO index is published in the August 29 edition of The Lancet. Currently, the BODE index is used by chest physicians to estimate... Read more

CareFusion - Fusing technology and intelligence to improve patient care.

Since July 1, the new company is known as CareFusion Corporation. CareFusion became a separate publicly traded company on Sept. 1, 2009 from... Read more

New Technique Prevents Major Cause For Heart-related Stroke

The procedure was performed Wednesday by Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai... Read more

Delays In Defibrillation Not Explained By Traditional Hospital Factors

The American Heart Association recommends that defibrillation be performed within two minutes of cardiac arrest, according to background information... 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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Burn Care: Regionalisation, Organisation and Triage

The interdisciplinary nature of burn care has driven centre regionalisation....

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Day of Solidarity to Prevent Suicide

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

 Claire Church

Improving The Provision Of A Compliance Aid Dispensing Service

North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust (NBT) is the first Acute...

 Jan Filochowski

Leading and Learning in the Real World

Leadership is a generic term, so when we talk about leaders in the NHS...

 Estella M. Geraghty

Cancer Research Powered by Place: How Location and Health go Hand-in-Hand

Place matters. Everything we do happens somewhere and that place can offer...

 Paul E.Marik, MBBCh, MMed, FCP(SA),FRCP(C), FCCM, FCCP, FACP, ABPNS, UCNS-NCC, DAvMed, BSc Hons (Pharmacol), DA(SA),DTM&H

The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE   We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, c...

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