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Sepsis-associated In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

Sepsis-associated In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

Sepsis-associated cardiac arrest is a relatively common occurrence with especially poor outcomes. A review paper, published in Journal of Critical... Read more

EHR-Integrated Automated SOFA Score Calculator

EHR-Integrated Automated SOFA Score Calculator

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed an algorithm for sepsis detection based on the new Sepsis-3 definition. Their near real-time automated... Read more

Fluid Responsiveness in Emergency Care

Fluid Responsiveness in Emergency Care

While fluid responsiveness is directly relevant to emergency care, a systematic review has found very little evidence (489 patients in total)... Read more

Respiratory Compromise as a New Paradigm

Acute respiratory compromise refers to a condition characterised by a deterioration in respiratory function with a high likelihood of rapid... Read more

Clonidine for Sedation in the Critically Ill

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis, there is insufficient data to support the routine use of clonidine as a sedative in the... Read more

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I work in a small intensive care unit (ICU) where we have been writing diaries since 1992. Initially, they were just little black books with notes by staff and families on how patients were doing during their ICU stay. In 1999, we began taking photos of the patients to illustrate their critically ill period, to help them understand and see what happened.... Read more

Critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) were introduced in an attempt to reduce morbidity and mortality through the earlier detection and resuscitation of acutely deteriorating patients.  However, there are many different models of critical care outreach systems across the UK and internationally. This online survey aims to take a cross-sectional... Read more

In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families,... 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

ICU Management

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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 Chris McCahan MBA

Costs, Costs, Costs! Who Pays in Healthcare?

The nuances of the English language give “pay” and “cost” many meanings....

Prof. Pierre Albaladejo MD, PhD

Treatment of bleeding patients during therapy with direct oral anticoagulants

Results from the French registry: GIHP-NACO  Presents results...

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein MA

Extracorporeal Lung Support in Trauma Patients

The rationale, indications and challenges of extracorporeal lung assist...

 Lori Fontaine

Reinventing breast tomosynthesis

E x p a n d i ng L e a d e r s h i p...

Dr. Jessy Barré PhD

Benefits of CRM education and simulation in intensive care and emergency medicine

First developed in aviation, CRM education facilitates prevention of...

 Dalia Hilmi
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