ICU and Emergency

Streamlining Faster Care for Stroke Patients

For stroke patients, getting the right treatment fast is important. A new protocol, developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke... Read more

New Treatment for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

A new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and care providers is described... Read more

Family Conferences: Tips from ISICEM 2017

The key to successful family conferences is interdisciplinary communication, and Randall Curtis, Director of the University of Washington Cambia... Read more

ICU Rounds: Top Tips from ISICEM 2017

A systematic, standardised approach to rounds, with the patient at the centre, makes for successful rounds, according to Craig Coopersmith ,... Read more

More Than a Title: Leadership Lessons from ISICEM 2017

The difference between a good and a bad leader may be obvious, but when it comes to assuming the mantle of leadership, leaders are made, not... 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

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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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Dr. Arno Nierich MD, PhD

Fibrinogen concentrate in elective complex cardiac surgery: a monocentric trial

Presents the results from a randomised controlled trial which aimed to...

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Emergency pre-hospital care challenges: Greece

The ongoing economic crisis in Greece and inflow of refugees has led...

 Les Jebson MHA, FACHE, FACMPE

Guiding Population Health Strategy with Visual Data

An emerging management approach in healthcare delivery is that of a migration...

 Nancy Cappello

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No refunds or returns for advanced disease Without a shift to a...

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Book Review: The Organization of Critical Care

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 Tobias Gilk HSDQ

MRI Safety: Professionals, Practice, Credentialing

“The safe modality.” That’s what MRI is frequently referred to as. In a...

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