ICU and Emergency

Silence Is Not Golden In the NICU Setting

Survival rates of prematurely born infants have greatly improved thanks to advancements in medical technology, however developmental outcomes... Read more

European Institute of Oncology Implements Thermo Scientific LIMS for Biobanks

The European Institute of Oncology (IEO), a Milan, Italy-based organization committed to making an active contribution to fighting cancer--particularly... Read more

Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution

Capnostream® 20p bedside monitor offers enhanced features for increasing patient safety in hospitals Covidien,... Read more

Newborn With Severe Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Saved with Bellco’s “Carpediem” Machine

The case in question is so exceptional that it has been defined as a “miracle” by leading nephrologists in the United States. A newborn with... Read more

World First: Lungs Awaiting Transplant Preserved 11 Hours Outside Body

The OCS LUNG™ machine continually flushes and oxygenates donor lungs at room temperature. The multidisciplinary transplant... Read more

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Basic airway management—jaw thrust and mask and bag ventilation should be a basic competence of all health workers. Advanced airway management should not be defined by designation, but by competence. Health systems are different, so one cannot transplant one system to another. But in times where for instance laryngeal mask is replacing endotracheal... 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

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

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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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Prof. Hans Kristian Flaatten

National ICU Quality Indicators Revisited

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Heart-Lung Interactions from the Lung's Perspective

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European Perfusionists in ECLS/ECMO: Roles & Responsibilities

Since its first clinical use in the 1950s, the set-up and management of...

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