ICU and Emergency

Protocols needed for discharging patients directly home from ICU

Researchers in Canada have found that the discharge of select adult patients directly home from the intensive care unit (ICU) is common,... Read more

High ICU occupancy influences patient disposition from the ED

Patients with sepsis not requiring life support therapies have a reduced likelihood of being admitted from the emergency department (ED)... Read more

OHCA airway management: laryngeal tube insertion vs. endotracheal intubation

Among adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a strategy of initial laryngeal tube (LT) insertion, compared with endotracheal... Read more

PCT-guided antibiotic treatment improves outcomes in sepsis patients

Procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic treatment in ICU patients with infection and sepsis patients results in improved survival and reduced... Read more

Improving the long-term outcomes after critical illness

Heterogeneity in studies of survivors of critical illness limits knowledge of outcomes in this patient population. Conceptual models of... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... 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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Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.univ. Gerfried Zobel MD

Lung Protective Ventilation - Twinstream® Pulsatile Bi-Level Ventilation (P-BLV)

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Critically Ill Diabetic Patients

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Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

To initiate, maintain and advance a quality improvement programme in...

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Care Coordination

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Artificial intelligence and radiology: human-machine collaboration is key

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Recovery

Recovery after critical illness has received increasing attention in recent...

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