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Mark L. Metersky, MD, UConn School of Medicine

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

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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

ICU Nutrition - Puzzle Solved?

Solving the conundrum of underfeeding of critically ill patients in practice while guidelines recommend generous feeding is the subject of an... Read more

Physical Therapy after ICU: Consensus Statement

An international group of experts has proposed a framework for physical therapy for critical illness survivor following discharge from hospital.... Read more

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Prevention and Treatment of VAP: Cochrane Reviews

Two recent Cochrane reviews have evaluated the evidence on oral hygiene care to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (CAP) and antibiotics... Read more

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I work in a small intensive care unit (ICU) where we have been writing diaries since 1992. Initially, they were just little black books with notes by staff and families on how patients were doing during their ICU stay. In 1999, we began taking photos of the patients to illustrate their critically ill period, to help them understand and see what happened.... Read more

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... 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,... 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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