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Telemedicine Guidelines to Address ICU and Patient Safety

Telemedicine still surrounded by confusion, industry organisations aim to clarify mattersThe Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the... Read more

Many Kidney Failure Patients Not Taking Advantage of Home Dialysis

According to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), many kidney failure... Read more

Study: Transplant Success Linked to Immune Molecule Levels

A study recently published in the Journal of Immunology Research reports that patients with highest levels of the most powerful version of the... Read more

WHO: Antibiotic Resistance in ICU Infections on the Rise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new survey data stating around 30 percent of critically ill patients cared for in intensive... Read more

ERC 2014: Zoll to Showcase Advanced Resuscitation and Acute Critical Care

Experts to Discuss the Preparation for Treating Athletes and Spectators at Large Sporting Events during a ZOLL-Sponsored SymposiumZOLL Medical... Read more

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Critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) were introduced in an attempt to reduce morbidity and mortality through the earlier detection and resuscitation of acutely deteriorating patients. However, there are many different models of critical care outreach systems across the UK and internationally. This online survey aims to take a cross-sectional view, collecting... Read more

In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... 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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 Lucie Robson

Training medical students in EHR usage

A training initiative that introduces medical students to EHR use early...

Dr. Andrej Michalsen MD, MPH

Variation in end-of-life care

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 Paul de Schepper

Point-of-Care US: A New Service Delivery Model

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Dr. Martin Dünser MD, PD, EDIC, DESA

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?

This article summarises the current ratio and scientific evidence on which...

 Patience Fagbenro

Strategic product approval for health companies and regulators

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 Gerry O’Dwyer

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