End-of-life care: drawing the line for futile interventions
Many patients near the end of life are subject to rapid response system (RRS) calls. A study was conducted in a large Sydney teaching hospital... Read more
Protocols needed for discharging patients directly home from ICU
Researchers in Canada have found that the discharge of select adult patients directly home from the intensive care unit (ICU) is common,... Read more
High ICU occupancy influences patient disposition from the ED
Patients with sepsis not requiring life support therapies have a reduced likelihood of being admitted from the emergency department (ED)... Read more
OHCA airway management: laryngeal tube insertion vs. endotracheal intubation
Among adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a strategy of initial laryngeal tube (LT) insertion, compared with endotracheal... Read more
PCT-guided antibiotic treatment improves outcomes in sepsis patients
Procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic treatment in ICU patients with infection and sepsis patients results in improved survival and reduced... Read more
The Night Falls in the ICU: Changing Realities for Patients, Relatives & Interdisciplinary Team
Nine Nurse-Recommended Design Strategies to Improve Alarm Management in the ICU: A Qualitative Study
Lessons From the “Very Old Intensive Care Patients” (VIP) Project
In Search of a Crystal Ball: Predicting Long-term Outcomes in Critically Ill Older Adults
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome - Patients and Families Need to Know They are Not Alone
The Post-ICU Patient - Management of Long-Term Impairments After Critical Illness
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Long-term Outcomes and their Predictors
Twenty Lessons from 2020: With a Focus on the ICU Perspective
Is Videolaryngoscopy the New Gold Standard for Intubation Following the COVID-19 Crisis?
12 Things to Do to Improve Wellbeing in the ICU
The Challenge of Admitting a Very Old Patient with Sepsis to an Intensive Care Unit
ICU Mental Health in the Ongoing Pandemic: How Will We Be Okay?
The ICU is one of the most challenging places to work in a hospital. Caring for and treating critically ill patients is as emotionally demanding as it is physically straining. Burdened with serious illnesses, patients in the ICU often need more attention than patients on regular wards. The nursing job has been complex and stressful before... Read more
TWINSTREAM ® ICU WITH P-BLV ® (PULSATILE BILEVEL VENTILATION) The Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ® ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more
An ever-expanding array of applications have been developed for ultrasound, including its goal-directed use at the bedside, often called point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). In Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and many other European and Asian countries, neonatologist-performed, targeted POCUS is now a routine practice in neonatal intensive... Read more
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... Read more
2021 11 Feb
Dennis Begos , MD, FACS, FACRS Associate Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Nova Biomedical Magnesium in the Human Body Magnesium (Mg) is the 4th most abundant cation in the human body. The majority of it is found intracellularly, more than half in bone, about a third in muscle, and the remaining in soft tissue and... Read more
2020 06 Nov
Summary & recommendations regarding ventilators Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the... Read more
Required and preferred scanner features for different ultrasound applications
Executive summary Minimum requirements, preferred features, and other... Read more
What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments
How much do clinicians—and patients—really know about the likely outcomes... Read more
Haemodynamic monitoring: stuff we never talk about
In order to make haemodynamic monitoring clinically successful it seems... Read more
Intended for emergency airway access when conventional endotracheal intubation cannot be performed. Features and benefits The catheter is coil reinforced to prevent kinking. Emergency Transtracheal Airway Catheter procedural...
Features SV 300 is a state-of-the-art ventilator that’s simple to configure, easy to operate and versatile in use. It equips with extensive ventilation modes that can treats pediatric and adult patients with all acuity levels at ICUs and Intermediate...
Intended for assisted fibreoptic intubation and for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The catheter’s inner diameter (ID), lumen, and distal sideports are designed to enhance airflow. The large...
Intended to facilitate endotracheal intubation in patients where the visualisation of the glottis is inadequate. Features and benefits The blunt, angled tip can be passed blindly into the trachea when visualisation of the glottis is inadequate...
StatSensor Xpress Creatinine is not available in the U.S. or Canada The StatSensor Creatinine Hospital Meter System is a handheld analyzer and miniaturized, single-use biosensor for whole blood creatinine testing. StatSensor Creatinine incorporates...