ICU and Emergency

Delayed Transfer to the ICU Increases Risk of Death in Hospital Patients

Delayed transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) in hospitalized patients significantly increases the risk of dying in the hospital, according... Read more

Self-Reported CPR Training Doesn't Mean Better CPR Performance

In a study of visitors to the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center emergency department, researchers found that adults who said they... Read more

50% Fewer Late Pre-Term Babies Admitted into NICU after Reduction in Early Elective Deliveries

New guidelines to reduce early elective deliveries (EED) at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies cut the admission of late pre-term newborns... Read more

Decisions to Forgo Life Support May Depend Heavily on the ICU Where Patients are Treated

Study to Be Presented During 2013 ATS Special Session: “Care at the End of Life: Room for Improvement, Ideas for Change”The decision to limit... Read more

Stroke Patients Respond Similarly to After-stroke Care, Despite Age Difference

Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia... Read more

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What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... Read more

Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... 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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Several factors influence the length of time it takes for a medical device,...

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