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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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

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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. h.c Peter Kapitein

Does More Value Naturally Lead to Better Care?

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) starts with the patient and uses patient-oriented...

 Anthony Kurec

Trends in Point of Care Testing

Key Points • Point-of-care testing, with the advances in technology and...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care

The specialty of intensive care medicine grew out of the realisation that...

 Nynke Kampstra

International Value-Based Healthcare: Cross-Collaboration First

Globally Comparing Outcomes for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Pulmonologists have...

 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...

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