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Pennsylvania ICU Awarded Design Citation

The Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has been awarded the ICU Design Citation. The prestigious award... Read more

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Shared Decision Making in the ICU - Recommendations

Decision-making in healthcare can range along a spectrum - from shared collaborative decision-making by the patient (or surrogate) with the doctor... Read more

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Does Blind Digital Intubation Have a Role?

Blind digital intubation is a technique that is rarely used, and few clinicians have had the chance of performing it, or being trained on its... Read more

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Quality Care for Critically Ill Should be Goal for All

A viewpoint article in JAMA suggests that while more beds and a focus on quality will improve critical care in developing countries disease-specific... Read more

Is There a Simple Answer to All Challenges in the ICU?

With an average 1.5 times higher staff-to-patient ratio than general wards, today's Intensive Care Units set enormous challenges to caregivers,... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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Medication Safety

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers...

Prof. Samir Jaber

Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Difficult Intubation?

Severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse, leading to cardiac arrest,...

 Rowland Illing, DM MRCS FRCR

CT Dose Management: A Pan European Strategy

Computed Tomography (CT) ranks as one of the top five medical developments...

Dr. Evren Senturk

Hot Topics in Intensive Care in Turkey

In Turkey intensive care was not a separate specialty for years, and was...

 Kristin Baird

Culture is King: But Only if You Do These Three Things

But Only if You Do These Three Things The phrase “culture is king” is thrown...

Prof. Johan G. (Hans) Blickman, MD

How to... Assess Staff Performance in the Imaging Department

Implementing good staff assessments in the medical imaging department begins...

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