ICU and Emergency

Breaking Up The Superbugs’ Party

The fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs has taken a step forward thanks to a new discovery by scientists at The University of Nottingham. A... Read more

Does the Ambulance Service Need More Training in Mental Health Issues?

Ruth Elliot, Senior Lecturer in the department of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Huddersfield, has published an... Read more

Solutions for Improving First Aid in Cardiorespiratory Arrests

From left to right, Jesús Ruiz-Ojeda (university professor at UPV/EHU), Elisabete Aramendi-Ecenarro, Digna María Gonzalez-Otero and Sofía Ruiz... Read more

How Superbug Spreads among Regional Hospitals: A Domino Effect

A moderate increase in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) at one hospital can lead to a nearly 3 percent increase in VRE in every other... Read more

Internet-based Training Could Help in the Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory tract infections could be significantly lowered using internet-based training for clinicians,... Read more

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I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about the gender issue. Examples? Faculty members need to be inclusive and to mentor young women and to include them in their plans, creating the conditions to allow their participation in committees and boards preparing the next generation of leaders. Journals needs to include women... Read more

SYNAPSE-ICU  An international prospective observational StudY on iNtrAcranial PreSsurE in intensive care (ICU), endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is now enrolling participant centres.   What is Synapse-ICU? Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the most common neuromonitoring modality used in neurocritical care... Read more

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... 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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Mag. Christian Marolt

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Critical Care Medicine in Korea

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What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments

How much do clinicians—and patients—really know about the likely outcomes...

Prof. Alan Fraser

Medical Devices and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

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Evidence-Based Care in the Intensive Care Unit

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Radiology Education Goes Mobile: What's Changed?

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