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Dedicated Resuscitation Unit Improves Transfer Times for Critically Ill Patients

A critical care resuscitation unit (CCRU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has significantly improved transfer times for non-trauma... Read more

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Early Warning Score - How Often to Monitor

Monitoring patients at risk of deterioration 3 times a day instead of twice a day did not significantly reduce the proportion of clinical deterioration... Read more

Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief, ICU Management & Practice

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

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5 Steps Towards ICU Care for the 21st Century

The intensive care unit (ICU) is an organisational intervention in itself , gathering the sickest patients in a single space, with care from... Read more

The Third International Consensus Definitions For Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)

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

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

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

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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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 Christophe Aveline

The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken...

 Lucy J Modra

Women in Leadership in Intensive Care Medicine

There is a significant gender imbalance in positions of leadership in intensive...

 Michelle Fakkert

Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

Patient-centered care is becoming a major topic in healthcare. Many initiatives...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critical care...

 Lucie Robson

Global medical device security testing labs launched

A new initiative that will improve medical device security and facilitate...

Prof Eric Hoste

Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury: Questions Remain

Eric Hoste is Professor in Medicine and Head of Clinic at Ghent University...

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