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Pre-ICU cognitive status associated with post-ICU disability

Among older adults, any impairment (even minimal) in pre-intensive care unit cognitive status was associated with an increase in post-ICU disability... Read more

CEUS - increasing use in emergency and critical care

Point-of-care ultrasonography has distinct advantages over computed tomography (CT) in terms of portability, cost, lack of ionising radiation,... Read more

Study: global differences in blood transfusion practice

A large worldwide study of patients admitted to the ICU shows clear differences in transfusion practice in different geographic regions. The... Read more

SeptiCyte LAB: new test aims to make sepsis molecular

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and early detection is critical to ensure that the patient receives timely and appropriate treatment.... Read more

Derek Chu, left, McMaster University clinical fellow, and Waleed Alhazzani, assistant professor of medicine at McMaster, led a study published in The Lancet on oxygen use in adult patients.

Too much oxygen increases mortality in acutely ill adults

A new systematic review published in The Lancet shows there is such a thing as too much oxygen for acutely ill adults. Based on the findings,... Read more

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Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more

A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more

Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... 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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Oliguria And The Role Of Urine Monitoring In Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management

2020 28 Jul

ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more

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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

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Healthcare Design With a Long-Term View

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