ICU and Emergency

I-ACT: A Quality-Improvement Training Model

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) contribute to significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden in the United States. The Centers... Read more

Improved Survival Rates in Aortic Dissection

Hospitalisation rates for aortic dissection (AD) have remained stable, although survival rates have improved particularly in patients undergoing... Read more

Septic Shock: Readmission Rates Above Average

Most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, although 23 percent of these patients will return to the hospital within 30 days, according... Read more

VTE: Dalteparin More Effective Than Unfractionated Heparin

According to a study published in JAMA, prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) dalteparin in critically... Read more

Prescription Opioids Involved in Most Overdoses Seen in EDs

Researchers have analysed data on US hospital emergency department visits for opioid overdoses and found that the largest portion of the overdoses... Read more

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Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... Read more

Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... 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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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

2019 16 Apr

Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

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