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Survey: In-Hospital Care of Critically Ill Patients in France

When patients present with organ failure to French teaching hospitals, the receiving hospitals have very varied staffing and organisation, according... Read more

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Study: Do Checklists Improve Care in the ICU?

Use of an electronic "process-of-care" checklist during medical ward rounds was effective in improving daily care delivery in the intensive care... Read more

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Mass Casualty Events: Survival Strategies

A new compendium of strategies to enhance survival of victims from mass casualty events has been released as a supplement to the Bulletin of... Read more

Raj Ratwani, PhD, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities,... Read more

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Study: Admitting Borderline Pneumonia Patients is Beneficial

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia was linked with improved survival and no significant differences... Read more

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Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... Read more

A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... 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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