ICU and Emergency

Therapeutic Hypothermia Rarely Used for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the... Read more

Fighting Infectious Disease The Modern Way - With Robots

Germ-fighting robots that pulse UV light are used by Loyola University Health System to fight infectious disease.Hospitals are synonymous with... Read more

Emergency Helicopter Airlifts Help the Seriously Injured

Patients transferred to hospital via helicopter ambulance tend to have a higher survival rate than those who take the more traditional road... Read more

Second Largest Kidney Exchange in History

A 2012 Facebook post that led to the reunion of two grade school friends who lost touch more than 30 years ago, is now also responsible for planting... Read more

Timely Treatment After Stroke is Crucial

For years, the mantra of neurologists treating stroke victims has been "time equals brain." That's because getting a patient to the emergency... Read more

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Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient outcomes, satisfaction and... Read more

Intensive care is an essential part of any health system. Developing a strategy to improve the efficacy of critical health care services requires a precise knowledge of the structural and organisational capacities of such units. Data on the structure and organisation of intensive care units (ICU) worldwide are scarce, especially in intermediate- and low-income... Read more

'Bath tea trolley training’ as an innovative method for delivering multidisciplinary training in the workplaceProne position ventilation: a quality improvement project'Bath tea trolley training' is a novel method of training that we have developed in Bath, UK over the past 3 years, and which we have used extremely successfully to provide multidisciplinary... 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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 Theodore T. Miller

Imaging with EOS®

The Radiologist’s ViewThe Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) acquired the...

Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier

Deconstruction of business processes to disruption of business models

How healthcare IT can impact business models. What is the potential for...

 Shirley Cramer

Shirley Cramer, CEO IHM

1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Finding innovative...

Prof. Armand R.J. Girbes MD, PhD, EDIC

The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, checklists has emerged, ‏which...

Prof. Aristomenis Exadaktylos MD, MSc., FRCEM

Emergency Medicine in Switzerland

Switzerland is a country of 8.2 million inhabitants, who mostly live outside...

Dr. Matti Reinikainen

Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the potential...

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