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Optimising Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Antibiotic dosing regimens for critically ill patients require constant vigilance, due to extreme shifts on organ function that can impact on... Read more

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How Doctors Can Address Suffering

Doctors can play a pivotal role in addressing suffering if they can expand how they work with patients, according to an opinion piece published... Read more

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Cochrane: Low Tidal Volumes Recommended During Surgery

The current trend is to decrease tidal volumes for positive ventilation during surgery. But is this harmful or beneficial to patients? A recently... Read more

Fight Against Infections: Biofilms, MRSA, Funding

Dislodging BiofilmsAustralian researchers have developed a technique that tricks bacterial biofilms, which form on living tissues and on medical... Read more

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Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic... Read more

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The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... 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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Book Review: The Organization of Critical Care

There are not many good books on this topic, and the present one inclu...

 Monique Rasband

KLAS Tomosynthesis – Hologic

CAN GE HEALTHCARE AND SIEMENS COMPETE WITH HOLOGIC?   Although the report...

Prof. Tienush Rassaf

Management and Leadership in Cardiology

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR TIENUSH RASSAF HealthManagement.org, Europe’s...

Prof. John G Laffey

ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) seems to be underrecognised,...

Dr. Chulananda Goonasekera

Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka

An Evolving Specialty Sri Lanka is steadily progressing to establish critical...

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.univ. Gerfried Zobel

Lung Protective Ventilation - Twinstream® Pulsatile Bi-Level Ventilation (P-BLV)

The Twinstream® ventilator (Carl Reiner GMBH, Vienna, Austria) is an e...

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