ICU and Emergency

New Treatment for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

A new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and care providers is described... Read more

Family Conferences: Tips from ISICEM 2017

The key to successful family conferences is interdisciplinary communication, and Randall Curtis, Director of the University of Washington Cambia... Read more

ICU Rounds: Top Tips from ISICEM 2017

A systematic, standardised approach to rounds, with the patient at the centre, makes for successful rounds, according to Craig Coopersmith, Professor... Read more

More Than a Title: Leadership Lessons from ISICEM 2017

The difference between a good and a bad leader may be obvious, but when it comes to assuming the mantle of leadership, leaders are made, not... Read more

Levosimendan for Haemodynamic Support after Cardiac Surgery

In patients who required perioperative hemodynamic support after cardiac surgery, low-dose levosimendan in addition to standard care did not... Read more

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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

Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... 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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Noninvasive Ventilation

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