ICU and Emergency

Emergency Helicopter Airlifts Help the Seriously Injured

Patients transferred to hospital via helicopter ambulance tend to have a higher survival rate than those who take the more traditional road... Read more

Second Largest Kidney Exchange in History

A 2012 Facebook post that led to the reunion of two grade school friends who lost touch more than 30 years ago, is now also responsible for planting... Read more

Timely Treatment After Stroke is Crucial

For years, the mantra of neurologists treating stroke victims has been "time equals brain." That's because getting a patient to the emergency... Read more

First-Ever Therapeutic Offers Hope for Improving Blood Transfusions

Case Western Reserve Discovery Finds Nitric Oxide Repletion of Stored Blood Improves Post-Procedural OutcomesResearchers... Read more

Varied Quality of CPR among EMS, Hospitals Hurts Survival

The quality of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) you receive may vary, depending on the EMS department or hospital administering it, according... Read more

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Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... Read more

  My app on Intensive care Complete: ABG is for bedside diagnosis. It uses a physiochemical approach and is a mix of traditional approach and Stewart’s. The complete ABG is an app designed for bedside use. The point-of-care version of the app is available for the Iwatch.   Both the Complete ABG and ABG Book are the only apps that use the traditional... 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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 Jacqueline Pflaum-Carlson

Early Sepsis Management

Sepsis is a recognised clinical spectrum of infection that often results...

 Anne-Sophie Parent

The Older Patient: Ehealth and Mhealth Approach in Today's Context of Demographic Ageing

Background The demographic trends projected over the long term reveal that...

 Alexandre Lima

Monitoring Peripheral Circulation

Even though systemic haemodynamic variables may be normalised, ‏there could...

 Jan Filochowski

Leading and Learning in the Real World

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 Nynke Kampstra

International Value-Based Healthcare: Cross-Collaboration First

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 Rob Farace

Challenges of Preparing Students For Careers in the NHS

England’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing significant challenges...

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