ICU and Emergency

Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution

Capnostream® 20p bedside monitor offers enhanced features for increasing patient safety in hospitals Covidien,... Read more

Newborn With Severe Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Saved with Bellco’s “Carpediem” Machine

The case in question is so exceptional that it has been defined as a “miracle” by leading nephrologists in the United States. A newborn with... Read more

World First: Lungs Awaiting Transplant Preserved 11 Hours Outside Body

The OCS LUNG™ machine continually flushes and oxygenates donor lungs at room temperature. The multidisciplinary transplant... Read more

Swisstom & UID Pioneer Work in Monitoring Mechanical Ventilation: New Insights into Lung Function

An electrode belt of the Swiss start-up company Swisstom measures the respiration in individual lung regions and displays it in real time.... Read more

Understanding Inflammation - Structure of the Host Protein LBP Deciphered

Scientists of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for the first time have solved the 3-dimensional structure of the protein LBP and it´s... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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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Medication Safety

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Electronic clinical handover: a simple solution to a complex problem

A simple solution to a complex problem.  Implementing electronic c...

 Matt Eventoff

Putting the patient at ease - 10 steps to better communication.

When it comes to physician-patient communication, tone is key, from...

 Michael Springer

Advantages of 3D Printing in Healthcare

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 Renato Cuocolo

Imaging applications of artificial intelligence

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Affidea is known for clinical excellence and operational efficiency, but...

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