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See You At LIVES 2016?

As the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 29th Annual Congress opens in Milan on Sunday 2 October, ICU Management & Practice hopes to... Read more

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Failure to Wean a Quality Chasm

Writing in the Journal of Critical Care, Constantine Manthous argues that failure to awaken and wean patients on mechanical ventilation is poor... Read more

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Benchmarking Rapid Response Teams

1 in 4 patients on general wards in hospital who trigger a Rapid Response Team intervention require admission to an intensive care unit, according... Read more

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Accidental Hypothermia - How to Manage

Managing patients with accidental hypothermia with and without cardiac arrest is covered in a recently published state-of-the-art review, endorsed... Read more

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Echocardiography is Essential Tool for Fluid Responsiveness

Echocardiography is an essential tool to predict and measure fluid responsiveness, according to a recent article, which provides a practical... Read more

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Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... Read more

A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... 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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 Tobias Gilk

Design for Imaging

‘Making It Work’ vs. ‘Making It Fit’   When it comes to design and con...

 Shirley Cramer

The Challenges of Integration

“Buzzwords abound in healthcare. The latest, ‘Integration’, will only be...

 Eleni Patrozou

Antibiotic Management in the ICU

Antimicrobial management in the intensive care unit (ICU) represents an...

 Danielle Bear

Potential Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Muscle Wasting in Early Critical Illness

This review will briefly discuss the potential role of nutrition and the...

Prof. Lluís Donoso Bach

Why Dose? And Why Now?

RADIATION DOSE - THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALLThe demand for medical imaging...

 Simona Agger Ganassi

Health and Climate Changes: The importance of the Role of the Health Sector

The Challenge of Our Times Recent years have seen an increasing awareness...

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