ICU and Emergency

7 Must-Attend Sessions at ISICEM 2017

1. Opening In the opening session, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent will welcome delegates and discuss developments towards the future of intensive... Read more

Faster Stroke Care with Telemedicine Ambulance

According to a study published in Neurology, people who are experiencing a stroke and are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a CT... Read more

Carrie Jurkiewicz, MD, chief emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago Medicine, reviews a case with Gregg Helland, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University

Emergency Medicine Residents and Gender Bias

According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, there is a wide difference in the training and evaluation of male and female emergency... Read more

Study: Decision Making Model Enables Resolution of Ethics Issues at the Bedside

A study from Switzerland that evaluated implementation of a stepped ethical decision-making model on three intensive care units (ICUs) and two... Read more

Optimising Use of Tele-ICU in Rural Hospitals

Researchers in the U.S. have found that ICU staff at rural facilities view Tele-ICU as a positive, useful tool to provide extra support and... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

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

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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 Diana Lebherz-Eichinger MD, MSc

Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

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Dr. Rolf Gomes BE, MBBS, FRACP

Designing a Specialist Cardiologist Service for Rural Australia

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. However,...

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Interoperability: Slow Progress But Willingness to Improve

A mere 6% of clinicians can effectively access information from healthcare...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Editorial: Safety

The publication of the landmark Institute of Medicine report To Err is...

 Thomas Wainwright PgDip, PgCert, BSc (Hons), MCSP

The role of physiotherapy in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery in the intensive care unit

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based, multimodal...

 Philippe Meersseman MD

Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Most patients with liver cirrhosis ‏remain in a compensated stage for...

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