ICU and Emergency

'Code ICU' and Improved Patient Outcomes

A system of rapid review of critically ill patients in the emergency department (ED) is associated with reduced ED length of stay and improved... Read more

Clinical Predictors of Early Death from Sepsis

Patients with severe sepsis who experience rapid, early deterioration and death are of particular concern. However, given the broad spectrum... Read more

ECMO for Adult Respiratory Failure: 2017 Update

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can support severe derangements in gas exchange in both acute and chronic respiratory failure, with... Read more

Operating theatre

Free Online Course on Perioperative Medicine from FutureLearn, UCL Launches

FutureLearn, the leading social learning company, in partnership with University College London (UCL), has launched a new online course, Perioperative... Read more

New Dosing Models Increase Safety of Remifentanil

New dosing models have been developed that can provide the scientific basis for more accurate administration of remifentanil, an opioid commonly... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... Read more

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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 Christophe Aveline

The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken...

 Lucy J Modra

Women in Leadership in Intensive Care Medicine

There is a significant gender imbalance in positions of leadership in intensive...

 Michelle Fakkert

Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

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Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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 Lucie Robson

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