ICU and Emergency

Patient Communication Campaign Inspired by Near-Death Experience

In a new article, a critical care medicine physician from Henry Ford Hospital describes in great detail  her near-death experience. The article,... Read more

Japanese Respiratory Society: Revised NPPV Guidelines

After publication of the Japanese edition of the Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) Guidelines (second revised edition), the Japanese... Read more

ICU Physical Therapy: Effects of Checklist Use

In a retrospective study on the effect of the daily use of an electronic checklist on physical rehabilitation consultation in ICU patients,... Read more

ICP Monitoring Lowers Mortality in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Results of a meta-analysis published in PLoS ONE indicate that intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring decreased the mortality rate of patients... Read more

Dr. Michelle Kho's research uses the RT-300 supine bicycle -- which allows patients to work on strengthening their legs while they are confined to their hospital bed. Image credit: Marta Hewson/Photography

Study: Cycling in Bed Safe and Feasible for ICU Patients

ICU patients on mechanical ventilation can use an in-bed cycle safely and early in their stay, according to research from McMaster University... Read more

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Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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Cancer Services: Matching Supply with Demand

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Quantitative EEG in ICU: Useful and Feasible

EEG measures continuously at the bedside the human brain’s electrical...

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Happy staff, safe patients

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Smart hospital ethics: starting the dialogue

With the advent of smart hospitals, the digital future of clinical medicine...

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Early Mobilisation in ICU: From Concept to Reality - Four Steps to Change Patient Outcomes

For years, 28-day survival was the holy grail of ICU physicians. As ICU...

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