ICU and Emergency

Sherpas Have Superhuman Energy Efficiency

New research suggests that Sherpas are superhuman mountain climbers and are extremely efficient at producing energy to power their bodies even... Read more

Study: Preventing Ventilator-Associated Events

Nearly 800,000 hospital patients undergo mechanical ventilation in the U.S. each year due to different illnesses such as stroke, brain injury... Read more

New Anaesthesia Workforce Map

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has officially launched an online resource tool that maps the total number of... Read more

Cyber Security and Emergency Medical Systems: going beyond ‘Patch and Pray’

Cyber Security and Emergency Medical Systems: going beyond ‘Patch and Pray’

Recent cyberattacks have left public authorities reeling at the relative ease with which a malign individual or organisation can bring about... Read more

Bedside monitor showing early identification of sepsis, credit: American Thoracic Society

ATS 2017: Machine Learning May Help to Identify Sepsis Early

Using electronic health records (EHRs) to identify patients in hospital at risk for sepsis is now possible using machine learning. Machine learning... Read more

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Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... Read more

  My app on Intensive care Complete: ABG is for bedside diagnosis. It uses a physiochemical approach and is a mix of traditional approach and Stewart’s. The complete ABG is an app designed for bedside use. The point-of-care version of the app is available for the Iwatch.   Both the Complete ABG and ABG Book are the only apps that use the traditional... 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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 Rui Almeida

Radioprotection in Chest CT: An Approach with Bismuth Breast Shield

The main goal of this study was to assess the viability of the bismuth...

Dr. Denis Remedios

Appropriate Imaging and Clinical Decision Support

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 Eleni Patrozou

Antibiotic Management in the ICU

Antimicrobial management in the intensive care unit (ICU) represents an...

 Tara Quasim

Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many...

Dr. Matti Reinikainen

Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the potential...

Prof Bertrand Guidet

Elderly Care in the ICU: Professor Bertrand Guidet

Professor Bertrand Guidet is Director, Medical Intensive Care, St. Antoine...

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