ICU and Emergency

ARDS, delirium and antipsychotic use reviewed

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often requires prolonged and complicated hospital courses putting patients at risk for intensive care... Read more

Multitarget treatments for sepsis more effective?

Sepsis is a dysregulation of the body's normal inflammatory response to injury and infection. New research from the University of Chicago suggests... Read more

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

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Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient outcomes, satisfaction and... Read more

Intensive care is an essential part of any health system. Developing a strategy to improve the efficacy of critical health care services requires a precise knowledge of the structural and organisational capacities of such units. Data on the structure and organisation of intensive care units (ICU) worldwide are scarce, especially in intermediate- and low-income... Read more

'Bath tea trolley training’ as an innovative method for delivering multidisciplinary training in the workplaceProne position ventilation: a quality improvement project'Bath tea trolley training' is a novel method of training that we have developed in Bath, UK over the past 3 years, and which we have used extremely successfully to provide multidisciplinary... 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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Ransomware attacks:How to protect your systems

What are the steps to take when there is a ransomware attack?   Device...

 Theodore T. Miller

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Dr. Roger Harris

SMACC Chicago

Social Media and Critical Care (smacc)’s third meeting takes place in Chicago...

 Tara Quasim

Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many...

 Maria Adele Marino

A step forward for breast radiologists

Breast cancer screening and the breast imagers of the future   The future...

Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

Equitable HealthcareWith increased emphasis on financial constraint in...

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