ICU Organisational Changes: Impact on Patient Outcome and Cost
Changes in the organisation of the intensive care department over the past decades – including the implementation of the closed format and electronic... Read more
Study: Lung Ultrasound Helpful in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis
Compared to Wells score, a pretest risk stratification enhanced by lung and venous ultrasound performs better in the early diagnostic process... Read more
Study: Massage and Guided Imagery Can Reduce Pain and Anxiety
Clinical massage and guided imagery may improve patients’ comfort at a very low cost, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse... Read more
Does Tight Glycaemic Control Benefit Critically Ill Children?
Critically ill children with hyperglycaemia did not benefit from tight glycaemic control targetted to a blood glucose level of 80 to 110 mg... Read more
Living Without Lungs for 6 Days Saves a Mom’s Life
In a challenging procedure never done before, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected... Read more
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients
Rapid response teams
Liver support in the intensive care unit: mechanism of action and science
Advances in source control in patients with sepsis and septic shock
Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more
The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more
Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... 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
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... Read more
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... Read more
EIBIR's role in imaging research projects: how to turn your project idea into reality
The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research, EIBIR, supports... Read more
Intensive Care Systems Research-Interview With Associate Professor Hannah Wunsch
H annah Wunsch is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology,... Read more
A Critical Age: The Influence of Frailty Measurements
While prognosis of elderly patients in intensive care is often seen as... Read more
Difficult Intubation in the ICU: Why and How to Prevent and Manage Difficult Intubation?
Severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse, leading to cardiac arrest,... Read more
The fully featured ICU ventilator, HAMILTON-MR1, guarantees uncompromised continuous ventilation care from the ICU to the MRI scanner and back. Its reliability and high performance, with advanced lung-protective strategies and patient-adaptive modes,...
A high-end ventilator featured with 1080P HD wide screen, combines an intuitive customized UI with powerful assistive tools and modules. Operate with Ease In the modern busy clinical environment, ease of use is a fundamental requirement for all...
User experience enhanced by leading technologies With state-of-the-art screen technology, BeneVision N-Series patient monitors deliver clear, multi-color, wide-format displays for users to capture and review information at a glance. With...
The HAMILTON-S1 is one of the most advanced mechanical ventilators with a number of unique features. It was the first ventilator featuring the "Ventilation Autopilot" INTELLiVENT®-ASV®. · Automated control of the patient’s Ventilation
Features The SynoVent E3 does not only include advanced ventilator functionality but also a modern, easy to use interface. The display can be configured to suit each clinician’s taste and needs, and gives quick and easy control over ventilator...