ICU and Emergency

Barriers to wider use of continuous EEG monitoring in ICU

Continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring is increasingly being used for brain monitoring in neurocritical care setting. This is... Read more

Predictors of long-term outcomes in ICU patients with acquired muscle weakness

Clinical scores on admission may predict recovery of health-related quality of life, participation, physical activity and cognitive function... Read more

Inspiratory muscle training for ICU patients: first practical guide

Inspiratory muscle weakness is a known consequence of prolonged mechanical ventilation, and there is emerging evidence that specific inspiratory... Read more

1. PARAMEDIC2 trial credit University of Warwick 2. Infographic about trial results credit University of Warwick 3 Infographic summary of trial credit @whistlingdixie4 Dr Aoife Abbey

PARAMEDIC2: Is epinephrine a safe and effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

In addition to early initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), treatment strategies for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have included... Read more

Chronic high alcohol consumption increases ARDS risk

A new systematic review and meta-analysis shows that chronic high alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk of acute respiratory... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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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