ICU and Emergency

New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in the ED

Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to detect... Read more

Provision of Nutrients: Introducing the Baby Stomach Concept

New advances in healthcare have changed our understanding of nutritional needs during critical illness. Till now, the concept of more is better... Read more

This is an iron based sculpture by Portuguese Artist Rui Chafes 'Extinguish my eyes' (2005)

The Rusty and Sweet Side of Sepsis

Sepis affects approximately 18 million people worldwide per year. This corresponds to 1400 deaths per day. It is estimated that sepsis is the... Read more

Glenn Whitman, MD, of Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) in Baltimore, Md

New Screening Tool Identifies Patients at Risk for Malnutrition

According to a new study, patients who are at risk for malnutrition when undergoing heart surgery can now be more easily identified leading to... Read more

Drones May Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

According to a study published by JAMA, in simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), drones carrying an automated external defibrillator... Read more

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In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed.   The ER... Read more

As experienced critical care providers, we are overly familiar with the concept of continuing education. For many years, the only avenues available for obtaining this knowledge were via textbook, medical journal or formal classroom setting. Whether fulfilling a certification requirement or going above and beyond to expand our knowledge of patient care,... 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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