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Embracing Emergency Ultrasound in Andalusia

Embracing Emergency Ultrasound in Andalusia

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is playing an increasing role in emergency medicine, providing the tools to help physicians rapidly and efficiently... Read more

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Study: Rounds Time Halved, Improved Teamwork, Patient Satisfaction

A U.S. children’s hospital halved the time taken for rounds in its paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) following interventions also aimed... Read more

Does VAE Surveillance Miss VAP Cases?

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting consistency between ventilator-associated events and ventilator-associated pneumonia... Read more

Amanda Hassinger, MD, University at Buffalo, credit University at Buffalo

Study: Paediatric AKI Diagnosis Not Following Guidelines

A survey of paediatric intensivists in the U.S. has found that around half are not using current guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury... Read more

Therapeutic Hypothermia after OHCA: Wider Use Justified?

A meta-analysis of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) concludes that it is associated with a survival and... Read more

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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

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... 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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