ICU and Emergency

First Robotic-Assisted Stent Placement in Acute Heart-Attack Patient Performed

Corindus Vascular Robotics announced today that Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. became the first hospital to perform a Robotic... Read more

New Technique Shows If Drugs Have Reached Intended Target

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University Developed innovative technique that can tell if drugs have hit their target in the human... Read more

Roche Launches New Tests for Monitoring Transplant Patients on Immunosuppressive Therapy

Roche announced the global launch (except US) of two new highly sensitive therapeutic drug monitoring tests for the immunosuppressant medicines... Read more

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

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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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