ICU and Emergency

Understanding the mechanisms of sepsis is key to effective treatment

Sepsis is a leading cause of intensive care unit (ICU) admission in older patients. Currently, however, the only therapies for sepsis remain... Read more

Test can identify ICU patients at risk of life-threatening infections

Researchers in the UK say a new test can help identify patients in intensive care units (ICUs) at great risk of developing life-threatening secondary... Read more

Receptor blockers superior to proton pump inhibitors in preventing GI bleeding

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine type-2 receptor blockers (H2Bs) are the main stress ulcer prophylactic agents prescribed by... Read more

Algorithm for early diagnosis and treatment of thrombocytopaenia in ICU

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a range of clinical problems, including multi-organ failure, sepsis, and shock, and early... Read more

Is dalteparin safe for patients with renal dysfunction?

There is concern about excessive bleeding when low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are used for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis... 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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Medication Safety

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Prof. Hans Kristian Flaatten

National ICU Quality Indicators Revisited

The last two decades have seen an accelerated interest in quality management...

Dr. Peter Thomas BPhty (Hons), PhD, FACP

Physiotherapy Services in the Australian ICU

Physiotherapists are key members of the Australian intensive care unit...

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein MA

Extracorporeal Lung Support in Trauma Patients

The rationale, indications and challenges of extracorporeal lung assist...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

ICU Management Welcomes New Editorial Board Members

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, has welcomed three dis...

Dr. Nicola Strickland

Dr. Nicola Strickland

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