Chronic high alcohol consumption increases ARDS risk
A new systematic review and meta-analysis shows that chronic high alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk of acute respiratory... Read more
Need to optimise disposition in ED patients presenting with infection
Emergency department (ED) patients with suspected infection admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are associated with lower in-hospital... Read more
Study highlights complexity of drug pharmacokinetics in septic patients
Augmented renal clearance (ARC) is commonly observed in septic patients and may result in insufficient β-lactam serum concentrations. In... Read more
UK study: extubating ventilated patients on vasoactive infusions 'safe'
In a large single centre study, 21 percent of intubated patients who received infusions of vasoactive infusions while mechanically ventilated... Read more
Despite ECMO use, mortality remains high in patients with cardiogenic shock
An analysis of ECMO – extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – use in patients with cardiogenic shock finds that mortality remains high despite... Read more
New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?
Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU
The Future of Haemodynamic Monitoring: From Planet Mars to Resource Limited Countries
From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma Administration
The Night Falls in the ICU: Changing Realities for Patients, Relatives & Interdisciplinary Team
Nine Nurse-Recommended Design Strategies to Improve Alarm Management in the ICU: A Qualitative Study
Lessons From the “Very Old Intensive Care Patients” (VIP) Project
In Search of a Crystal Ball: Predicting Long-term Outcomes in Critically Ill Older Adults
Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more
A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more
Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... 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... Read more
2020 28 Jul
ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more
2020 30 Jun
ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions. Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more
Animal-assisted activity in the intensive care unit
Outlines some basic considerations for ICU providers interested in incorporati Read more
Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS
Invasive ventilatory support, one of the most frequently applied strategies... Read more
Digital Transformation for More Effective Healthcare: Inspiring VBHC Initiatives
Summary: By combining digital transformation with the core VBHC initiatives,... Read more
Extracorporeal organ support for enhanced patient well-being Dedicated technology combines both heart and lung support in one single platform – a platform that is universally usable, individual, safe, and compatible with applications of our parent...
Intended for staged extubation and subsequent reintubation. Features and benefits The soft, blunt tip is designed to be atraumatic to internal structures. The distal sideports ensure sufficient airflow and prevent whipping during use...
Developed for long-term lung support - approved for 29 days of use Elementary features: • Proven reliability and safety • Certified for 29 days application period • Matching pump sizes for ¼ "" or 3/8"" tubing • x.ellence, a multi-layer coating...
Dual-lumen Jejunal Feeding Tube with Integrated Gastric Drainage Clinical Performance Compat Stayput is designed to be able to be placed using a variety of placement techniques at/or beyond the Ligament of Treitz. Nurse Convenience...
Portable Enteral Feeding pump with PDMS Connectivity PDMS Connectivity Compat Ella connects to specific PDMS. PDMS connectivity facilitates nutrition monitoring in ICU patients. Reliability and Safety State-of-the-art feeding accuracy...