ICU and Emergency

6 Ways to Improve Medical Emergency Team Performance

When Medical Emergency Teams (METs) or Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are called to respond to a rapidly deteriorating patient by definition they... Read more

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Evidence-Based Design Drives New Finnish ICU

An intensive and intermediate care unit due to open in 2018 at Seinäjoki Central Hospital in Finland is the result of extensive evidence-based... Read more

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ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?

When anaesthesiologist Sharon Einav took her car to be repaired on the way to hospital one day, she wondered why the mechanic was just leaning... Read more

Are Hospital, Patient Characteristics Associated with Fluid Resuscitation Volumes?

The current vague recommendations on continued fluid therapy in sepsis result in differences in fluid therapy, according to a paper that reports... Read more

End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU Impact Nurses, Doctors

End-of-life decision making in the ICU can impact not only the families of patients, but also doctors, nurses and hospital rapid response teams.... Read more

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In 2016 I would never have guessed that a year later I would encounter a significant career change. Since the age of 17 I was incredibly passionate about the Ambulance Service and I was overjoyed when I got my Paramedic registration, aged 20, after two years training at university and in-service. The sense of achievement was astonishing and since then... Read more

The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

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

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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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