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Noninvasive Ventilation in Early Stage Mild ARDS

Noninvasive Ventilation in Early Stage Mild ARDS

A recent study assessed the ability of early noninvasive ventilation (NIV) intervention to decrease the need for invasive ventilation in patients... Read more

Opioid Prescribing Trends - U.S., Canada and Sweden

Opioid Prescribing Trends - U.S., Canada and Sweden

A recent study, published in JAMA Network Open, reported that U.S. and Canadian patients were seven times more likely to receive an opioid prescription... Read more

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Severely Critically Ill Patients

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Severely Critically Ill Patients

The controversy surrounding the efficacy of the blood infection biomarker, procalcitonin (PCT), for guidance in acute infections and sepsis... Read more

Severe Hyperoxaemia Events and Mortality Among Patients in PICU

Severe Hyperoxaemia Events and Mortality Among Patients in PICU

The paediatric management of hyperoxaemia (also defined as high PaO 2 or arterial oxygenation of greater or equal to 300mmHg) has so far yielded... Read more

Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects up to 10% of patients in the ICU. Typical symptoms of ARDS include an increase in lung weight... Read more

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Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more

A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more

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

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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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Oliguria And The Role Of Urine Monitoring In Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management

2020 28 Jul

ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more

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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

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 Angela Vessey

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

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Role of Wearables in Combating COVID-19

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 Rachel Clarke

Brexit's Brutal Blow to the NHS

“I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry.” It’s 8am. Two junior doctors, one...

Prof. D. Kirk Hamilton

Future ICU Design: Return to High Visibility

Future ICU designs must feature high visibility to ensure safety....

 Liat Ayalon

Ageism in Healthcare: Why It Has To Stop

Summary: Ageism can be defined as stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination...

 Barbara Riegel

Barbara Riegel

Professor and Edith Clemmer Steinbright Chair of Gerontology...

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