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Gary and Kathie Brauchla, Arizona, USA

Wakening After Therapeutic Hypothermia after OHCA - Give it Time

A study from the University of Arizona suggests that doctors may be predicting survival outcomes too soon in patients who suffered an out-of-hospital... Read more

Triage Guidance from the WFSICCM

Allocating critical care resources optimally and equitably involves many factors, starting with considering the benefits of admission to the... Read more

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New Sepsis Guidelines for England

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in England has issued guidelines on sepsis with one key message - health professionals in... Read more

Study: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

A small randomised trial into the effects of inspiratory muscle training for patients who had been weaned from mechanical ventilation found increased... Read more

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Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New Guidelines

New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS)  advise shorter... 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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Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

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Dr. Paul Hodgkin

Power to the People: How the Economics of Information is Empowering Patients

During the 2000s, England’s National Health Service spent an extra $1.5...

Dr. Jean Baptiste Lascarrou

Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

Targeted temperature management is the key intervention for improving...

Dr. Martin Dünser

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?

This article summarises the current ratio and scientific evidence on which...

Dr. h.c Peter Kapitein

Does More Value Naturally Lead to Better Care?

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) starts with the patient and uses patient-oriented...

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