ICU and Emergency

Critical Diagnostics' Biomarker ST2 Included in 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines for Heart Failure Management

Critical Diagnostics announced today that the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force jointly released... Read more

Discovery Opens Doors to New Therapies for Sepsis

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that after severe trauma injuries or extensive burns, many neutrophils become defective and unable... Read more

Study Finds Women Less at Risk than Men for Bloodstream or Surgical Site Infections

A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing supports a growing body of evidence that women are less likely to contract bloodstream... Read more

European Society of Anaesthesiology Launched Safety Kit to Raise Safety Standards across Europe

The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) launched a safety starter kit containing a wide variety of essential resources to help raise... Read more

Mosquitoes Reared in Cooler Temperatures More Susceptible to Viruses that can Affect Human Health

Urban epidemics resulting from viral diseases, such as West Nile fever and chikungunya fever, are transmitted by infected mosquitoes.According... Read more

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When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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