ICU and Emergency

Academies Urge New Measures Against Drug-resistant Bacteria

Joint press release by the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Fewer and fewer... Read more

New Compound Excels at Killing Persistent and Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

An international team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Albert Einstein College... Read more

Be Gone, Bacteria

Staph infections in hospitals are a serious concern, so much so that the term Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is as commonly... Read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Partially Recover from Disorders of Consciousness: Study

At the International Neuromodulation Society’s 11th World Congress, Dr. Stefanos Korfias of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University... Read more

Helmet Crash Tests: Don't Hit The Road Without One

Bicycle helmets certified to Australia’s national standard significantly reduce the causes of head, skull and brain injury - linear and angular head... Read more

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In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... Read more

As experienced critical care providers, we are overly familiar with the concept of continuing education. For many years, the only avenues available for obtaining this knowledge were via textbook, medical journal or formal classroom setting. Whether fulfilling a certification requirement or going above and beyond to expand our knowledge of patient care,... 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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Dr. Thomas Berlet MD, MA, EDIC, DEAA

Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

Prof. Dr. Josep Manel Picas

Hospital Readmissions and Machine Learning

The need to improve the efficiency of the healthcare services has emerged...

 David Dror

Financing micro health insurance: theory, methods and evidence

A look at innovations in harnessing voluntary and contributory micro health...

Dr. Timothée Abaziou

Utility of Brain Ultrasound in Neurocritical care

Evidence shows that sonography of the brain can be used to visualise most...

 Andrew Spence

Sustainability at heart of healthcare complex

Major hospital project aims to rejuvenate state’s health service   A l...

Prof. Nino Stocchetti

Fluid Choices in Brain Injury

Fluid management for acute brain damage has changed profoundly in the last...

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