ICU and Emergency

ICU Organisational Changes: Impact on Patient Outcome and Cost

Changes in the organisation of the intensive care department over the past decades – including the implementation of the closed format and electronic... Read more

Study: Lung Ultrasound Helpful in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

Compared to Wells score, a pretest risk stratification enhanced by lung and venous ultrasound performs better in the early diagnostic process... Read more

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Study: Massage and Guided Imagery Can Reduce Pain and Anxiety

Clinical massage and guided imagery may improve patients’ comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse (CCN),... Read more

Does Tight Glycaemic Control Benefit Critically Ill Children?

Critically ill children with hyperglycaemia did not benefit from tight glycaemic control targetted to a blood glucose level of 80 to 110 mg per... Read more

Living Without Lungs for 6 Days Saves a Mom’s Life

In a challenging procedure never done before, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected... Read more

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A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... Read more

A young woman is brought to the emergency room after being hit by a sports utility vehicle. After 45 minutes of resuscitation, she is pronounced dead. Jonathan Bartels, RN, recalled the case and the vacancy he felt afterwards. It prompted him to develop "The Pause"—taking a few moments after the patient has died, to acknowledge their passing and the... Read more

We received a MET call (Medical Emergency Team) from the general ward to immediately come and assist. The patient's name was Mr. 'Stevens'. He was 81 and was in our hospital due to severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He was in acute respiratory distress and had low blood pressure. There was no time to discuss whether... 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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