ICU and Emergency

Oral Hygiene Paramount in Fight Against VAP

Oral hygiene has become a standard procedure in the fight against ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in today’s hospitals. Intersurgical is... Read more

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on... Read more

Dräger Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Germany based company marks “125 years of heartfelt dedication”Dräger is turning 125 in 2014. The medical and safety technology company has officially... Read more

Study: Kidney Donors Exposed to Minor Increased Risk of Kidney Disease

A recent study analysing close to 100,000 kidney donors has concluded that, in comparison to healthy non-donors, there exists a small increased... Read more

Annual Dialysis Conference 2014: NxStage Medical Launches NxStage Plus One

Leading home dialysis company announces new patient outreach campaign aimed at increasing awareness of home hemodialysis among ESRD patientsNxStage... Read more

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A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... Read more

A young woman is brought to the emergency room after being hit by a sports utility vehicle. After 45 minutes of resuscitation, she is pronounced dead. Jonathan Bartels, RN, recalled the case and the vacancy he felt afterwards. It prompted him to develop "The Pause"—taking a few moments after the patient has died, to acknowledge their passing and the... Read more

We received a MET call (Medical Emergency Team) from the general ward to immediately come and assist. The patient's name was Mr. 'Stevens'. He was 81 and was in our hospital due to severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He was in acute respiratory distress and had low blood pressure. There was no time to discuss whether... 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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