ICU and Emergency

Daily bathing with 4% CHGwr helps prevent infection in ICU

According to researchers in Italy, daily bathing with a soap-like solution of 4% chlorhexidine (CHG) followed by water rinsing (CHGwr) could... Read more

Practical steps to reduce the global burden of sepsis

Sepsis is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. However, there are important differences in the populations at risk, infecting... Read more

Managing patients with refractory septic shock

The Surviving Sepsis Guidelines provide a specific framework to treat patients with septic shock. These guidelines include the use of antimicrobial... Read more

Need for a patient-tailored approach in sepsis treatment

Despite decades of sepsis research into a specific immune system-targeting adjunctive therapy, not a single adjunctive treatment is used... Read more

High-risk ECMO - heroic rescue or futile care?

Over the past decade, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become mainstream therapy in adult intensive care. Although the list... Read more

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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

Design for Southmead ICU  It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. ‘Arts and health are, and should be firmly recognised as being, integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff.'... Read more

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

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ICU Management

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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 Diogo Manuel Simão BSc

Effects of smoking on carotid artery structures and haemodynamics

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RAD-AID International and Global Health Radiology

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Developing new approaches to patient safety

International Society for Rapid Response Systems joins with the Patient...

Dr. Carl Waldmann MA MB BChir FRCA FFICM EDIC

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Critical Care

Key Messages 1. We need to Identify high risk patients early on...

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Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine

During the last fifty years, cardiovascular medicine has remarkably advanced...

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Fluids for the Patient with Leaky Lungs

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterised by increa...

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