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Are Nighttime Extubations More Risky?

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco today has found that overnight extubation... Read more

Patient receiving helmet-based ventilation (image credit: University of Chicago Medical Center)

Helmet-Based Ventilation Had Better Results than Facemask for ARDS Patients

Results of a trial of helmet-based ventilation have shown that using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a facemask helped critically ill... Read more

Stock photo, doctor talking to a man and woman, credit American Thoracic Society

Caregiver Stress - Palliative Care Consults Don’t Help More than Usual High Quality Care

Research presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference showed that support from palliative care specialists did not... Read more

X-ray showing ventilator-associated pneumonia (credit: American Thoracic Society)

Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that... Read more

Dr. Jill Cameron

Study: Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Depression

More than half of intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have been mechanically ventilated for a long period need help from caregivers a year... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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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