ICU and Emergency

EISCM 2014: ICU Workforce - The Challenges

Increasing demand for intensive care will put immense strains on the intensive care workforce, said Andrew Rhodes, UK, speaking at the European... Read more

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: What Managers Need to Know

Analysing the cost-effectiveness of treatments and services is not a simple task, but a necessary one to illustrate the tradeoffs involved in... Read more

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ESICM 2014: ICU Design - Open Wards or Single Rooms?

Stealing a slogan from the recent Scottish independence referendum, Geoff Bellingan from the UK presented the pros and cons of single rooms... Read more

ESICM 2014: Designing a New ICU for Patient-Centred Care

People often raise their eyes to the heavens for inspiration, but looking up was literally the solution for Jozef Kesecioglu from the Netherlands... Read more

ESICM 2014: Fenoldopam After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Reduce Need for Dialysis

According to a study being presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) annual congress in Barcelona, infusion of the... Read more

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Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

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

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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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