ICU and Emergency

Greater Polytrauma Complications Risk in Diabetics

Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing complications including mortality after polytrauma compared to those that do not... Read more

Study: Liver Transplant Patients Seek Closer Involvement

Findings of a recent study, the first  of its kind, have revealed that liver transplant candidates wish to be involved in the decision as to... Read more

First American ALung Implant At UPMC

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced last week that it had implanted a device to assist the breathing of a lung transplant... Read more

Interventions Bundle Can Improve Sleep in the ICU

Sleep deprivation in intensive care patients is common, and may be associated with delirium. A UK study recently published in Anaesthesia set... Read more

Largest US Kidney Chain Resumes Transplants

The largest ongoing single-site kidney transplant chain in the US will continue with six transplant surgeries scheduled for the week of 7 July.... 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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Value-Based Healthcare Revolution Ahead

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Benelux: Focus on Euthanasia

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 Vito Cantisani

US-elastography for superficial organs: update

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 James Mucklow

Cyber infection control: Time to take it seriously

Both infection control and cybersecurity support the whole care process,...

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