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New Sepsis Guidelines for England

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in England has issued guidelines on sepsis with one key message - health professionals in... Read more

Study: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

A small randomised trial into the effects of inspiratory muscle training for patients who had been weaned from mechanical ventilation found increased... Read more

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Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New Guidelines

New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS)  advise shorter... Read more

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Action Needed on Burnout, Says Critical Care Societies Collaborative

When over half of critical care health professionals experience burnout syndrome, it is time to act, says the Critical Care Societies Collaborative... Read more

Study: Microbiome Disruption May Have Key Role in ARDS, Sepsis

Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School have found culture-independent evidence that the lung microbiome is enriched... Read more

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Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... Read more

A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... 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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