ICU and Emergency

Finding the best strategy to improve weaning outcomes

Respiratory muscle dysfunction, being a common cause of weaning failure, is strongly associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and... Read more

Tracheal intubation in critical care - expert guidelines

New guidelines published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia describe a comprehensive strategy to optimise oxygenation, airway management,... Read more

Extracorporeal life support: evidence-based practice needed

The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in adults has grown exponentially in the last decade, fuelled in large part by technological advances... Read more

How effective is procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy?

Using biomarkers as a guide to tailor the duration of antibiotic treatment in respiratory infections is an attractive hypothesis assessed in... Read more

Front cover of Sepsis Manual published by UK Sepsis Trust

New edition of sepsis manual from UK Sepsis Trust

To coincide with the Sepsis Unplugged conference, the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) has announced the publication of the fourth edition of their sepsis... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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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Dr. Tom Schepens MD

Using ultrasound to prevent diaphragm dysfunction

Diaphragm ultrasound is a valuable tool to diagnose and prevent ventilator...

 Anna Frejd

Stockholm Science City Foundation: Hagastaden

Stockholm is cranking up the volume when it comes to life science opp...

Dr. Vitaly Herasevich MD, PhD, FCCM

The Future of ICU Prediction Scores in the Era of 'Big Data'

Fuelled by the growth in electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, the...

 John Joseph (JJ) Coughlan

Electronic clinical handover: a simple solution to a complex problem

A simple solution to a complex problem.  Implementing electronic c...

 Frank Roebroek

Early Human Resources Involvement In M&A Essential For Success

With Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity at a high in healthcare...

 Maurit Beeri

Innovation in paediatric rehabilitation

A challenge and an opportunity   Review of innovative technologies...

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