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7 Variables Predict ICU Readmission: New Tool

A simple and easy to use nomogram can predict the likelihood of readmission to surgical intensive care using just 7 common variables already... Read more

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Why the Microbiome Matters in the ICU

The potentially transformative role of the microbiome in managing infectious and inflammatory diseases in critically ill patients and leading... Read more

NIV After Cardiothoracic Surgery Reviewed

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 randomised controlled trials (RCTs), including 1740 patients, that compared noninvasive ventilation... Read more

Early Mobilisation Programme for Kids Safe, Effective

Evaluation of a pilot mobilisation programme in the paediatric critical care unit at Johns Hopkins University found that it is effective and... Read more

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Antimicrobial Use for IAI: New Guidance

Guidance on empiric antimicrobial therapy for patents with intra-abdominal infections (IAI) has been drawn up by a task force from 79 countries,... Read more

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Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... 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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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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Communicating About Difficult Medical Decisions

The Most Dangerous Procedure in the Hospital?Communication is central to...

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The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble

A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE   We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, c...

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