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Safety Issues May Be Missed in EHR Reviews

Variable use of electronic health records between and within professions could mean that as much as half of patient safety issues could be missed,... Read more

Study: Delirium High After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

A retrospective study of a small group of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest found a high prevalence of delirium.The... Read more

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Review of ECMO in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

While the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for in-hospital cardiac arrest has good evidence, the benefit of using it for out-of-hospital... Read more

Study: Palliative Care Support Did Not Reduce Caregiver Anxiety

An intervention designed to improve support for families of patients with chronic critical illness did not reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression,... Read more

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Implementing Early Mobilisation: Practical Tips

While the evidence for the benefits of early mobilisation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is clear, practical guidance on tools and methods... Read more

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Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health.1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines.... Read more

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

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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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