ICU and Emergency

New App: Connecting Family with Loved Ones in ICU

A new app from Naveon helps families with a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) communicate with the care team better. When family members... Read more

CRT Study: The Power of Flash Mob Research

Dutch researchers studying the interobserver agreement on capillary refill time have demonstrated the effectiveness of using a novel methodology... Read more

Treatment of Hospital-acquired Pneumonia: Updated Guidelines

The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired... Read more

Targeted Temperature Management: Intravascular vs. Surface Cooling

Targeted temperature management (TTM) is recommended after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and may be achieved using either intravascular or surface... Read more

Is Exercise Rehabilitation After ICU Discharge Effective?

Exercise-based rehabilitation — including bed-based exercises and standing — has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission. ... Read more

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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

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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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 Diana Lebherz-Eichinger

Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

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Prof. Jerry Nolan

Cardiac Arrest Management

The treatment of cardiac arrest has made significant progress over the...

Prof. Gernot Marx

Telemedicine is the Future

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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

The Brain

Treatment of neurological illnesses and complications in the intensive...

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Why is Drug Traceability Important in a Hospital?

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Dr. Thomas Berlet

Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

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