ICU and Emergency

ESICM LIVES 2013: Can We Prevent Medication Errors in the ICU?

Medication errors can be prevented, but there is no one simple solution, according to the expert speakers at ESICM LIVES 2013.  Medication... Read more

MAQUET Launches SERVO-U™, the New Intuitive Platform for Ventilation in Critical Care

New Intuitive Modular Platform Enhances User Confidence to Tailor Treatments to Individual Patient Conditions. SERVO-U is the Next Step Forward... Read more

ESICM LIVES 2013: Key Role for Intensivists in Global Health

Critical care medicine has transformed medicine, but can do even more by changing the way global health operates, said Professor Jeremy Farrar,... Read more

Researchers Uncover Keys to Antibiotic Resistance in MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is shown in the background (in gray). This figure depicts domains and key ligands of the... Read more

Long-Term Cognitive Impairment Too Common After Critical Illness

Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe are entering their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but oftentimes... 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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