Study: Under- and Over-Feeding Associated with Harm
A study that examined resting energy expenditure, calorie and protein consumption in intensive care unit (ICU) patients found that both underfeeding... Read more
Study: Charted VAP Rates do not Match Nationally-Reported Rates
A study of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates in intensive care units (ICU) published in JAMA has revealed that rates have remained... Read more
Predicting Bed Occupancy in the ICU: Group-Based Approach
A group-based approach to predicting occupancy rates in the ICU was found to perform better than standard regression approaches. Joeri Ruyssinck... Read more
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
Critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) were introduced in an attempt to reduce morbidity and mortality through the earlier detection and resuscitation of acutely deteriorating patients. However, there are many different models of critical care outreach systems across the UK and internationally. This online survey aims to take a cross-sectional view, collecting... Read more
In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families, as we... Read more
A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already up and was shining softly into the room. Earlier that night, Mr. Reed was hospitalised in the emergency room. They couldn't get an infusion in because his veins were destroyed by chemotherapy. He was in the palliative state of cancer and now suffering with a variceal bleed. The ER... Read more
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
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
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
A Critical Age: The Influence of Frailty Measurements
While prognosis of elderly patients in intensive care is often seen as... Read more
Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?
There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose... Read more
Global medical device security testing labs launched
A new initiative that will improve medical device security and facilitate... Read more
The positives and drawbacks of HTA in laboratory medicine
An overview on the role of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in healt... Read more
Features The SynoVent E5 is the ventilator you need with the interface you want. It does not only include advanced ventilator functionality for patients ranging from infant to adult, but also a modern, easy-to-use interface. The display can be configured...
The fully-automated Accelerate Pheno™ system is designed to eliminate the lengthy culture and sample preparation steps required for most sample types prior to antimicrobial susceptibility testing. In addition, it hosts proprietary molecular identification...
XENIOS AG is a medical device company with the three brands, novalung, i-cor and medos, that run on a single XENIOS platform. This platform enables next-generation therapies for lung and heart failure. No other company except XENIOS AG is offering lung...
Features The SynoVent E3 does not only include advanced ventilator functionality but also a modern, easy to use interface. The display can be configured to suit each clinician’s taste and needs, and gives quick and easy control over ventilator parameters...