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Handover Checklists Improve Quantity & Quality of Information

A standardised checklist improved the quantity and quality of information shared at handover from the operating room to the ICU, in a randomised... Read more

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C. diff Antibiotics Link, Rapid Wound Infection Detection

Overuse of specific antibiotics is associated with the development of certain strains of antibiotic-resistant C. difficile, according to a retrospective... Read more

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Two Good Reasons to Visit ICU Management & Practice at ISICEMICU Management & Practice will be at booth number #D6-D7, in the registration area,... Read more

ISICEM 2016 Preview

Brussels in March can only mean ISICEM. The 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine runs for four full days from... Read more

VAP: Old Definitions like Old Wine May Be Best?

A single centre retrospective study that evaluated the accuracy in high-risk trauma patients of the infection-related ventilator-associated complications... Read more

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The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... 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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 Lucie Robson

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European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging

An update on the EC tender project PiDRL Despite a large number of studies...

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Radiology Education Goes Mobile: What's Changed?

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Computer-Determined Interpretation of Intracranial Abnormalities

Where are we Now in the Algorithm Revolution?The past forty years has been...

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Critical Care in Canada

Interview With Professor Claudio Martin, President, Canadian Critical Care...

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Fostering Geriatric Medicine in Europe

People are living longer, partly due to advances in medicine. On the other...

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