ICU and Emergency

Study Expands Concerns about Anesthesia's Impact on the Brain

As pediatric specialists become increasingly aware that surgical anesthesia may have lasting effects on the developing brains of young children,... Read more

Following CDC Protocols Cuts Dialysis Bloodstream Infections in Half in the U.S.

CDC provides tools to help all U.S. dialysis facilities reduce potentially deadly infectionsOn May 13, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control... Read more

One in Five Americans Report Visiting Emergency Room at Least Once in the Past Year

In 2011, 20 percent of U.S. adults reported at least one emergency room visit in the past year, and 7 percent reported two or more visits,... Read more

Integrity Applications Receives CE Mark for Its GlucoTrack® Model DF-F Glucose Monitoring Device

Integrity Applications, Inc. (OTC/QB: IGAP) announced on June 4, 2013 that it has received CE Mark approval for its GlucoTrack® DF-F non-invasive... Read more

Groundbreaking 3D Printed Device Saved Baby’s Life by Restoring His Breathing

Bioresorbable splint used for first time, successfully stopped life-threatening tracheobronchomalacia, case featured... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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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