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ICU Management & Practice most read in 2017

We’ve crunched the numbers and scanned the stats to bring you the highlights of 2017 - our most read and shared journal articles and news. Our... Read more

Alleviating ICU survivors' burden - a consensus of 29

In a review paper, a team of international researchers highlights how critical illness and critical care affect longer-term outcomes. According... Read more

Eye protection in anaesthesia and intensive care - new guidelines

New guidelines on prevention of eye injuries during anaesthesia and intensive care have been developed by the French Society for Anaesthesia... Read more

Real-time Surveillance of Influenza Morbidity

Morbidity and mortality associated with influenza are routinely analysed retrospectively. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also... Read more

Study: video laryngoscopy does not improve ER/ICU intubation outcomes

A new analysis shows that compared with direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy does not improve intubation outcomes in emergency and critical... Read more

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Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States alone. It’s... Read more

Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... 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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Dr. Takashi Tagami

Chain of Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

The Final Link The "Chain of Survival" Concept After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac...

Prof. Henrik S. Thomsen

Risks of contrast agent administration

Outlines the frequency of adverse effects, prevention and management, and...

 Shirley Cramer

Creating Stronger Bonds Between Health Managers And Clinicians

Managers and clinicians in health and social care are committed profes...

 Tara Quasim

Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many...

 Ruth Endacott RN, MA, PhD

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables...

Dr. Chulananda Goonasekera MD PhD FRCP FCAI M Phil MRCPCH

Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka

An Evolving Specialty Sri Lanka is steadily progressing to establish critical...

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