ICU and Emergency

ESICM 2014: What About the Family’s Burden?

How much do we know about the burden for family caregivers of patients in the ICU? An intensive care unit (ICU) in Mexico surveyed family caregivers... Read more

ESICM 2014: Can Protocols For Antibiotic Use Save Money?

A study presented by Dr. Hugo Calderón at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Barcelona this month looked at... Read more

ESICM 2014: What Do ICUs in Research Networks Have in Common?

Most published large critical care studies are conducted through national or international critical care research networks. But what are the... Read more

"Sepsis Sniffer": Prediction Tool For Early ID and Care

Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed an early warning and response tool dubbed the “sepsis sniffer” which uses laboratory data and vital... Read more

ESICM 2014: We Need to Talk: Morbidity and Mortality

Morbidity and mortality conferences are vital to promote systemwide improvement, said Professor Hans Flaatten, speaking at the European Society... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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 Phil Weihser

Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

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Robotic companion on ward

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Rising to the Challenge of Patient-Centred Care

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Cardiac Arrest

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Editorial

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