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Ventilators Compared for Use Safety and User Experience

Market-leading ventilators are compared in a recently published article in Critical Care. The evaluation, by Plinio P. Morita and colleagues... Read more

Optimisation Measures Reduce Risk of Death in Cancer Patients in ICU

A large number of oncologic patients are admitted in ICUs around the world. Estimates show that one in six people admitted in the ICU has cancer.... Read more

1 in 3 former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression

A meta-analysis of reports on more than 4000 patients shows that almost one in three people discharged from ICUs has clinically important and... Read more

Molecular Flow Sensor (MFS), to record oxygen consumption in real time for critically ill patients with shock

New Device for Shock Patients in Intensive Care

The first successful testing of a new machine to record oxygen consumption in real time may help improve care for critically-ill patients with... Read more

Sodium Selenite Administration and Procalcitonin-Guided Therapy in Severe Sepsis

A study was conducted to determine whether high dose intravenous sodium selenite treatment and procalcitonin-guided anti-infectious therapy in... Read more

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When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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