Vincent’s Vision - The Future of Intensive Care Medicine
Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent highlights integration and personalisation as key themes in the future of intensive care medicine, writing in Critical... Read more
Sepsis-3 - Towards Earlier Recognition and Management
The updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis have been welcomed by Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, ICU Management & Practice’s Editor-in-Chief,... Read more
ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated - LUNG-SAFE Results
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDs) seems to be under-recognised, under-treated and associated with a high risk of mortality, despite... Read more
Kai Zacharowski Honoured by Patient Safety Foundation for PBMS
Professor Kai Zacharowski, Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy at Frankfurt University Hospital has... Read more
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
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
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
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
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
Prehospital Care for Cardiac Arrest: How to Improve Outcome
More patient lives have been saved after OHCA in recent years, but the... Read more
Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?
Equitable Healthcare With increased emphasis on financial constraint in... Read more
Precision in the Fight Against the Global Cancer Problem
Precision in medicine is a popular notion: precision to target an individual,... Read more
Medication Compliance Aids - Towards Smarter & Safer Use
Medication compliance aids (MCAs) are used extensively in Bristol. In July... Read more
Monitor vital signs of sensitive patients with reliable, smart and intuitive technology Not available in the US Sensitive patients, like neonates, require comfortable care. With transcutaneous monitoring, you can easily keep track of the oxygenation...
The HAMILTON-C1 neo is a versatile neonatal ventilator that combines invasive and noninvasive modes with the additional options of nCPAP and high flow oxygen therapy. The integrated turbine allows it to be operated independently of a compressed air supply....
Get an complete overview of your POCT setup - from one dashboard Your point-of-care-testing setup probably involves many different types of devices from various manufacturers. Radiometer's AQURE point-of-care management system can give you an overview...