ICU and Emergency

Treatment of Hospital-acquired Pneumonia: Updated Guidelines

The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired... Read more

Targeted Temperature Management: Intravascular vs. Surface Cooling

Targeted temperature management (TTM) is recommended after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and may be achieved using either intravascular or surface... Read more

Is Exercise Rehabilitation After ICU Discharge Effective?

Exercise-based rehabilitation — including bed-based exercises and standing — has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission. ... Read more

New Therapy for White Blood Cell Impairment in Septic Patients

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows that white blood cells in patients with sepsis are severely impaired compared... Read more

Post-ICU Care: Blurred Lines

Results of a new study published in the British Journal of General Practice indicate a lack of "coordinated approach" in the care of patients... Read more

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When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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Prof. Dr. Geert Meyfroidt

The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is highly...

 Ian Weissman

Value-Based Radiology: View from the United States

As the United States moves to value-based healthcare, how should radiology...

 Uta Melzer

Confronting Risk

That the use of ionising radiation for medical purposes holds both tremendous...

 Farzana Rahman

Competition in the UK National Health Service

Has it Led to the Progress We Hoped For?

Dr. Matti Reinikainen

Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the potential...

Dr. Roger Harris

SMACC Chicago

Social Media and Critical Care (smacc)’s third meeting takes place in Chicago...

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