ICU and Emergency

Contaminated Ultrasound Gel Tied to Outbreak of Healthcare-associated Infections

After a 2011 outbreak of P. aeruginosa , investigators at Beaumont Health System near Detroit, Michigan determined contaminated ultrasound... Read more

Penumbra Launches the Newest Clot Extraction Device to Treat Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

Penumbra, Inc. announced the launch and wide availability of the 5MAX™ ACE, a next generation clot extraction device that uses aspiration alone... Read more

myAnesthesia by iMDsoft is Now Listed with the FDA

iMDsoft®, a leader in Anesthesia Information Management Systems, announced that myAnesthesiaTM is now a Class 1 FDA listed medical device. “Anesthesiologists... Read more

CorMedix Receives CE Mark for Neutrolin® Catheter Lock Solution

CorMedix Inc. announced on July 5, 2013, that it received CE Mark approval for Neutrolin®, a catheter lock solution, for patients with central... Read more

Bacteria Communicate to Help Each Other Resist Antibiotics

New research from Western University unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia)... 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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