ICU and Emergency

Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2016 Update

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign , an initiative of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and... Read more

1 in 7 Sepsis Patients Readmitted within 30 Days

Readmissions due to sepsis are higher and costlier than for the four conditions already reported in the U.S. to measure quality of care and guide... Read more

Study: SOFA Score Helps Predict ICU Mortality

Among adults with suspected infection admitted to an ICU, an increase in Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of... Read more

Study: qSOFA Predicts Mortality in ED Patients with Suspected Infection

According to an international study published in JAMA , the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) more accurately predicts in-hospital... Read more

Greater Primary Care Physician Involvement, Less Costly, Less intensive care

According to new research by Claire K. Ankuda, MD, MPH, with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michagan... Read more

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As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

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

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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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