ICU and Emergency

What is an ICU? WFSICCM Reports

Intensive Care Units are an integral part of the healthcare system. Approximately 164,000 patients are admitted to ICUs in England, Wales and... Read more

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Quality of Life

Critical care researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City conducted a study with 616 patients treated for Acute Respiratory... Read more

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Cardiac Arrest Centres - the Fourth Link

Treatment of cardiac arrest out of hospital has improved over the last few years. Unlike other acute conditions such as trauma few countries... Read more

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Measuring ICU Performance in Value-Based Healthcare Era

In the move to value-based payment for U.S. healthcare, performance measures will increase in importance, and will focus on clinical quality,... Read more

Tablets Enable Pre-Hospital Neurologist Assessment of Stroke Patients in Transit

A clinical trial that tested mobile videoconferencing via tablet computer to enable doctors to assess stroke patients en route to hospital found... Read more

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Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... Read more

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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