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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

Study: Masimo PVI Facilitates Fluid Administration Under Anesthesia

Masimo has announced a recent study in the Journal of Monitoring and Computing demonstrates that Masimo's noninvasive PVI parameter can help... Read more

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Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

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

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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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Behind closed doors – Point of Care Foundation

A recent Point of Care Foundation report provides insights into the pressures...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Recovery

Recovery after critical illness has received increasing attention in recent...

Prof. Daren Heyland MD, MSc, FRCPC

Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET)

Interview with Professor Daren Heyland The Canadian Researchers...

Prof. Djillali Annane

Evidence-Based Care in the Intensive Care Unit

By taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians commit to practising their...

Dr. Thomas Berlet MD, MA, EDIC, DEAA

Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

 Ruth Endacott RN, MA, PhD

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables...

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