ICU and Emergency

CE Mark Approval for Covidien’s Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

Innovative acute care ventilator provides progressive breath technology for improved patient comfort and ease of use for clinicians Covidien... Read more

Delirium Risk in ICU Patients Cut by Melatonin Agonist

New research findings, published online in the February 19 edition of JAMA Psychiatry, show that delirium in older patients hospitalised for... Read more

Oral Hygiene Paramount in Fight Against VAP

Oral hygiene has become a standard procedure in the fight against ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in today’s hospitals. Intersurgical... Read more

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings... Read more

Dräger Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Germany based company marks “125 years of heartfelt dedication” Dräger is turning 125 in 2014. The medical and safety technology company... 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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ICU Management

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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