End-of-life care: drawing the line for futile interventions
Many patients near the end of life are subject to rapid response system (RRS) calls. A study was conducted in a large Sydney teaching hospital... Read more
Protocols needed for discharging patients directly home from ICU
Researchers in Canada have found that the discharge of select adult patients directly home from the intensive care unit (ICU) is common,... Read more
High ICU occupancy influences patient disposition from the ED
Patients with sepsis not requiring life support therapies have a reduced likelihood of being admitted from the emergency department (ED)... Read more
OHCA airway management: laryngeal tube insertion vs. endotracheal intubation
Among adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a strategy of initial laryngeal tube (LT) insertion, compared with endotracheal... Read more
PCT-guided antibiotic treatment improves outcomes in sepsis patients
Procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic treatment in ICU patients with infection and sepsis patients results in improved survival and reduced... Read more
Whole-body ultrasound in the intensive care unit
New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?
Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU
The Future of Haemodynamic Monitoring: From Planet Mars to Resource Limited Countries
Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more
Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... Read more
Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... Read more
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
2019 16 Apr
Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more
2019 30 Mar
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more
European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging
An update on the EC tender project PiDRL Despite a large number of... Read more
A Framework for Addressing Seasonal Influenza: A Critical Care Perspective
Seasonal influenza remains a significant health burden and places tremendous... Read more
Designing a Specialist Cardiologist Service for Rural Australia
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. However,... Read more
Intended to establish emergency airway access when endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits Airway access is achieved by using the Seldinger technique via the cricothyroid membrane. The uncuffed airway...
NovaPort cannulas are designed specially to meet the needs of extracorporeal heart and lung support circuits and perioperative perfusion in minimally invasive heart surgery. All blood-contact surfaces of the NovaPort cannulas are coated with the bio-...
Developed for long-term lung support - approved for 29 days of use Elementary features: • Proven reliability and safety • Certified for 29 days application period • Matching pump sizes for ¼ "" or 3/8"" tubing • x.ellence, a multi-layer coating...
Standardized extracorporeal tubing sets for short-term use • Standardized extracorporeal tubing set • Available in three different sizes (for infants, pediatrics and adults) • Approved for 6 hours of use • Rheoparin coating, the established Medos heparin...
Stay informed at every point of care In compliance with out-of-hospital patient transport standards such as EN1789, EN13718-1, IEC60601-1-12 and U.S. military standards, N1 is a highly competent solution for various out-of-hospital transport settings...