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Study: Modelling At-Risk Sepsis Patients in the ED

A model using five parameters has sufficient sensitivity and an acceptable false positive rate to identify patients presenting to the emergency... Read more

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Time Matters, Think Sepsis, Say Centers for Disease Control

Healthcare providers are the critical link to preventing, recognising, and treating sepsis, say the United States Centers for Disease Control and... Read more

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Study: ARDS Costs, Survival, QOL over One Year

Patients who survive acute respiratory distress syndrome experience low quality of life at one year after intensive care unit (ICU) admission,... Read more

Ventilators Compared for Use Safety and User Experience

Market-leading ventilators are compared in a recently published article in Critical Care. The evaluation, by Plinio P. Morita and colleagues... Read more

Optimisation Measures Reduce Risk of Death in Cancer Patients in ICU

A large number of oncologic patients are admitted in ICUs around the world. Estimates show that one in six people admitted in the ICU has cancer.... Read more

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Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient outcomes, satisfaction and... Read more

Intensive care is an essential part of any health system. Developing a strategy to improve the efficacy of critical health care services requires a precise knowledge of the structural and organisational capacities of such units. Data on the structure and organisation of intensive care units (ICU) worldwide are scarce, especially in intermediate- and low-income... Read more

'Bath tea trolley training’ as an innovative method for delivering multidisciplinary training in the workplaceProne position ventilation: a quality improvement project'Bath tea trolley training' is a novel method of training that we have developed in Bath, UK over the past 3 years, and which we have used extremely successfully to provide multidisciplinary... 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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