ICU and Emergency

Respiratory Compromise as a New Paradigm

Acute respiratory compromise refers to a condition characterised by a deterioration in respiratory function with a high likelihood of rapid... Read more

Clonidine for Sedation in the Critically Ill

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis, there is insufficient data to support the routine use of clonidine as a sedative in the... Read more

Streamlining Faster Care for Stroke Patients

For stroke patients, getting the right treatment fast is important. A new protocol, developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke... Read more

New Treatment for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

A new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and care providers is described... Read more

Family Conferences: Tips from ISICEM 2017

The key to successful family conferences is interdisciplinary communication, and Randall Curtis, Director of the University of Washington Cambia... Read more

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The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... Read more

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... 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

ICU Management

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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Dr. Shashank Patil MBBS, MRCSEd, FCEM

POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department

Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has ‏shown...

 James Hanison BSc MBChB FRCA FFICM PGCert Med Ed.

Medication Safety

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

The Brain

Treatment of neurological illnesses and complications in the intensive...

Dr. Shashank Patil MBBS, MRCSEd, FCEM

Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is the cornerstone for treatment...

Dr. Frederic Michard MD, PhD

Protecting ward patients

Finding patients before they crash might be the next major opportunity...

 Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CPPS

Achieving zero avoidable patient deaths by 2020

The Patient Safety Foundation rounds up best practices at its annual...

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