ICU and Emergency

Fight Against Infections: Biofilms, MRSA, Funding

Dislodging BiofilmsAustralian researchers have developed a technique that tricks bacterial biofilms, which form on living tissues and on medical... Read more

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Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic... Read more

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Study: Restoring Muscle after Sepsis in Mice

Researchers may have uncovered the reason why many patients diagnosed with sepsis suffer debilitating muscle impairment long-term after recovery.... Read more

Our Top Management & Leadership Tips for 2016: No. 2

HealthManagement.org publishes the latest on cutting edge practice in healthcare management across our Imaging, ICU, Admin, IT and Cardiology... Read more

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Having Med Students in the ER Does Not Slow Care

As part of their training, medical students have become involved in bedside care and this has raised concerns over the possible effect on quality... Read more

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With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

Although the evaluation of a single intensive care unit (ICU) over time can produce insightful results, self-reflection can lead to excessive optimism or criticism. Benchmarking against other ICUs can provide ICU staff and hospital managers with a broader view and clearer perspectives of targets for improvement. This approach is now used among hospital... 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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Dr. Joanna Bayley

Medication Compliance Aids - Towards Smarter & Safer Use

Medication compliance aids (MCAs) are used extensively in Bristol. In July...

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Value in Cardiology

Is value in cardiology well understood?   When we consider value we are...

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