- Metabolic-based biomarkers have potential to triage children with sepsis
- Study: Long-term impact of crystalloids vs colloids after major abdominal surgery
- Blood glucose targets: time to think again?
- Study: Use of therapeutic hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest dipped after TTM trial
- Inequities in access to ICU care
BeneVision: envision the future of patient monitoring
30 years ago, monitoring in most intensive care environments was via an ECG display with a numeric value for heart rate combined with intermittent... Read more
Study: AKI alerts associated with lower mortality, LOS
A clinical decision support system (CDSS) that monitors blood creatinine levels in hospitalised patients to alert physicians to potential acute... Read more
Sleeping with the enemy: C.difficile infection in ICU
There has been an increase in the number and severity of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in all medical settings, including the intensive... Read more
Probiotics can help prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients. A new analysis... Read more
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
Rapid response teams
Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science
Advances in source control in patients with sepsis and septic shock
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
Emergency Department Clinical Fellow
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
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
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
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
Airway Pressure Release Ventilation: What's Good About It?
The use of APRV has many proposed benefits for patients with lung injury.... Read more
Hypothermia in neurocritical care patients other than cardiac arrest
Hypothermia (HT) is a cornerstone of neuroprotective strategies and... Read more
MRI Safety: Professionals, Practice, Credentialing
“The safe modality.” That’s what MRI is frequently referred to as. In a... Read more
Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening Programs
Early adopters of digital breast tomosynthesis in Spanish and Italian... Read more
NovaPort cannulas are designed specially to meet the needs of extracorporeal lung and heart support circuits and perioperative perfusion in minimally invasive heart surgery. All blood-contact surfaces of the NovaPort cannulas are coated with the bio-...
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
Designed for many applications. Venue is a multi-purpose, point of care system that is also well-suited to help you manage patients in shock. It includes automated tools that enable you to quickly get the information you need to make fast decisions...
The HAMILTON-S1 is one of the most advanced mechanical ventilators with a number of unique features. It was the first ventilator featuring the "Ventilation Autopilot" INTELLiVENT®-ASV®. · Automated control of the patient’s Ventilation
The iLA Membrane Ventilator is an extrapulmonary ventilation system which is used primarily to remove carbon dioxide. The heart pumps blood through it as it does through a natural organ. The gas exchange takes place via a plasma-tight, heparin-coated...