On-demand vs. routine nebulisation in ventilated ICU patients
Among ICU patients receiving invasive ventilation, on-demand nebulisation was not inferior to routine nebulisation of acetylcysteine with salbutamol,... Read more
Out with the saline? Reduced use linked to better outcomes
Two companion studies have shown that use of saline as intravenous fluid therapy, in comparison to crystalloids, was associated with poor survival... Read more
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
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 view, collecting... 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, as we... Read more
A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed. The ER... 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 a wide range... Read more
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
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
A Critical Age: The Influence of Frailty Measurements
While prognosis of elderly patients in intensive care is often seen as... Read more
Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?
There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose... Read more
Global medical device security testing labs launched
A new initiative that will improve medical device security and facilitate... Read more
The positives and drawbacks of HTA in laboratory medicine
An overview on the role of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in healt... Read more
FeaturesMindray BeneVision Central Monitoring System is a powerful and scalable solution providing for continuous, real-time surveillance across networks large and small. The system can display patient information from networked monitors, wireless transport...
The HAMILTON-C6 represents a new Generation of high-end ventilators. The combination of modularity, ease of use, mobility, and advanced features allows you to individualize your patient's ventilation therapy: - State-of-the-art ventilation modes for adult,...
Features The SynoVent E3 does not only include advanced ventilator functionality but also a modern, easy to use interface. The display can be configured to suit each clinician’s taste and needs, and gives quick and easy control over ventilator parameters...
Q-NRG is the first Indirect Calorimeter specifically intended for the measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) in patients who are mechanically ventilated or spontaneously breathing and for healthy subjects.Q-NRG is a unique product, resulting...