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ICU delirium - a serious yet understudied issue

Study: Patients' Experiences of Delirium

Up to 90 percent of patients in the intensive care unit experience delirium and this can have a profound and lasting impact on them, according... Read more

My name is Snoopy!

Dr. Ron Sanderson with the Hamilton Medical ventilator Snoopy, aka GALILEO.A story about the special relationship between respiratory therapists... Read more

blood transfusion

Massive Blood Transfusion - Lessons from the Military

A new military trauma care protocol for managing haemorrhage and resuscitation may assist in saving both combat and civilian patients, according... Read more

London Acute Kidney Injury Network

Protocol for Identifying Patients at Risk of AKI

A new streamlined approach for early detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) has reduced mortality rates by 23 percent and hospital... Read more

Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto

Apgar Score May Relate to Mother's Risk of Critical Illness

While the Apgar score assesses a baby's condition at birth, this metric may also be a useful tool for predicting whether a mother will become... Read more

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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

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... 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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