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Ventilation: Weaning/Post-extubation Management

Ventilation: Weaning/Post-extubation Management

Endotracheal mechanical ventilation (MV) is a major treatment of life-threatening conditions, but weaning from MV remains a great challenge,... Read more

Neuroscience ICU Early Mobilisation Protocol

Neuroscience ICU Early Mobilisation Protocol

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a multidisciplinary Neuro Early Mobilisation Protocol for complex patients in the neuroscience intensive... Read more

Sepsis Survivors Experience Lingering Effects

New research to be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that despite the fact that survival rates among children... Read more

Strategies to Improve Critical Thinking in Critical Care

Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." Critical thinking is basically the... Read more

Expert Statements: Treatment of Critically Ill aHUS Patients

A review paper provides a summary of available data on the diagnosis and treatment strategies of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS)... Read more

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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

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... Read more

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Personalised/ Precision Medicine

The progress towards, and potential of, personalised/ precision medicine...

 Jacqueline Pflaum-Carlson

Early Sepsis Management

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Dr. Andrew Prout

Precision Medicine in Sepsis

Multiple failed clinical trials testing immunomodulatory therapies for...

 Jonathan Downham

Podcasting

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Prof. Stephen Baker

Radiology: The End of the Road?

Until very recently, radiology was looked upon very favourably by many...

Prof Bertrand Guidet

Quality in Practice: Towards a Patient-Centred View

Professor Guidet has been a university medical professor since 1997. He...

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