Zoom On: Professor Rinaldo Bellomo - ICU Management Editorial Board Member
Rinaldo Bellomo, MBBS, MD, FCICM, FRACP is Professor of Medicine with the University of Melbourne, Honorary Professor of Medicine with Monash... Read more
Specialised Ambulance Speeds Earlier Treatment for Stroke Patients
An ambulance designed specifically for stroke treatment improved the treatment time for ischaemic strokes, thanks to specialised... Read more
Kimberly-Clark Introduces New Subglottic Suction Endotracheal Tube
Kimberly-Clark has launched its new KimVent MICROCUFF Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tube (ETT) specifically designed to prevent microaspiration... Read more
Study: Dexmedetomidine Lowers Anesthetic Dose Requirements in Surgery
According to a study published in the April issue of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) journal ‘Anesthesia & Analgesia’,... Read more
Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke? Check the Biomarkers!
When someone suffers a stroke, a race against time begins, as a fast diagnosis and subsequent treatment can make the difference between life... Read more
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
Rapid response teams
Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science
Advances in source control in patients with sepsis and septic shock
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
Emergency Department Clinical Fellow
Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more
As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more
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
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
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
Philips Launches Minicare I-20 Troponin Blood Test
For Rapid Diagnosis of Heart Attack at the Point of Care Chest pain... Read more
Precision in the Fight Against the Global Cancer Problem
Precision in medicine is a popular notion: precision to target an... Read more
Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs
The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated... Read more
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