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Remote Ischaemic Conditioning to Protect the Kidney

Two meta-analyses have been published recently that look at the effect of remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) and remote ischaemic preconditioning... Read more

Diagram of factors related to burnout

Is Job Burnout Associated with Infections?

The high risk of burnout in ICU staff is well-known as is the high rate of healthcare-associated infections. Evidence is emerging of an association... Read more

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Can RIFLE Urine Output Criteria Predict Contrast-Associated Nephropathy?

A study that assessed the predictive value of the Risk of renal dysfunction, Injury to the kidney, Failure of kidney function, Loss of kidney... Read more

American Journal of Critical Care May 2016 issue cover

Spiritual Care in the ICU

The spiritual needs of ICU patients are addressed in a recent article in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), which argues that the... Read more

The word "PerCI"

Persistent Critical Illness - The 5 Percent

A study of over 1 million ICU patients has found that just 5 percent of patients account for 33 percent of ICU bed days. And the researchers,... 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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Dr. Jeroen Schouten

Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Treating patients with multidrugresistant (MDR) pathogens is an increasing...

 Ruth Endacott

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

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Dr. Takashi Tagami

Chain of Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

The Final Link The "Chain of Survival" Concept After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

ICU Management Welcomes New Editorial Board Members

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, has welcomed three distinguished...

 Nicola Bedlington

EPF: Patient Empowerment Campaign

As European health services face an ageing population and an increase in...

 Angie Balfour

The patient voice in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: an Edinburgh perspective

This article will explore the ERAS Programme and provide a unique insight...

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