ICU and Emergency

ISICEM18: Breaking bad news in the ICU

Communication is key to breaking bad news in the ICU, and intensivists need to learn to listen more when talking to families, said J.... Read more

ISICEM18: More good studies needed, says Vincent

Intensivists need to learn from their oncologist colleagues by running trials with carefully selected patient groups, as medicine moves... Read more

New method for rapid sepsis diagnosis

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and early diagnosis is crucial to ensure that treatment is not delayed. However, as current diagnostic... Read more

Brain impairment in sepsis patients: is gut bacteria to blame?

Sepsis can cause both brain dysfunction and neuroinflammation. New research from the University of Michigan indicates that gut bacteria play... Read more

Richard Hotchkiss, MD, a professor of anesthesiology (left), and Jane Blood (right), a nurse manager in the Department of Anesthesiology's Division of Clinical and Translational Research, talk with Greg Porter, 34, of Nashville, Ill., who has recovered fr

New way to fight sepsis: rev up patients' immune systems

People especially those with critical illness develop sepsis when an infection triggers an overwhelming immune response, ultimately wreaking... 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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