ICU and Emergency

Cost Of Treating Dizziness In The Emergency Room Soars

A new Johns Hopkins research report says emergency room visits for severe dizziness have grown exponentially in recent years, with costs topping... Read more

Research Targets Bacteria Behind Hospital-associated Infections

Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals. The bacteria, Enterococcus... Read more

Splitting Donated Livers Shown to be Safe, Allowing Doctors to Save Two Lives from Single Organ

Donor organ allocation policy could be changed to nearly eliminate waitlist mortality for children —without additional risk to adult recipients.... Read more

Roche Launches New ProGRP Test for More Precise Diagnosis in Lung Cancer

New test expands cancer diagnostics portfolio and strengthens Roche Diagnostics’ comprehensive tumour marker menu Roche today announced the... Read more

Ekso Bionics Announces New Utility for Bionic Suit

Bionic Exoskeleton designed by Ekso Bionics. (Image courtesy of Ekso Bionics.) Variable Assist Feature Offers Benefits for Patients Recovering... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... 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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