Can noninvasive BP monitoring replace arterial catheter?
Although its reliability is often questioned, noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitoring with an oscillometric arm cuff is widely used. Indeed,... Read more
New tool for detecting aneurysm risk in ER headache patients
Identifying headache patients who are at risk of aneurysms can be difficult as they often seem otherwise well. In view of this, researchers... Read more
Bystander automated external defibrillator beneficial in OHCA
Current resuscitation guidelines recommend that bystander defibrillation be attempted as soon as an automated external defibrillator (AED) is... Read more
Hospital factors may influence NIV outcomes even in low-evidence use
Strong evidence supports use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for patients with respiratory distress from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... Read more
Sepsis protocol: variable impact on mortality in Brazil
Public hospitals in emerging countries pose a challenge to quality improvement initiatives in sepsis, as these facilities usually have limited... Read more
Whole-body ultrasound in the intensive care unit
New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?
Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU
The Future of Haemodynamic Monitoring: From Planet Mars to Resource Limited Countries
Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more
Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also been actively involved in research on the pathophysiology... Read more
Sapna Kudchadkar is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, paediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation, and paediatric ICU rehabilitation... Read more
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
2019 16 Apr
Waveform analysis and optimization of ventilator settings Anita Orlando, MD, Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, IT Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients.1They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator,... Read more
2019 30 Mar
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more
Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs
The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated... Read more
Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit: State of Play and Future Prospects
An overview of the practical uses of virtual reality in the ICU and... Read more
Intended for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The blunt tip of the catheter is atraumatic to internal structures. The lumen and distal sideports are designed to deliver oxygen. The centimetre...
Intended for assisted fibreoptic intubation and for uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange. Features and benefits The catheter’s inner diameter (ID), lumen, and distal sideports are designed to enhance airflow. The large...
Intended to facilitate endotracheal intubation in patients where the visualisation of the glottis is inadequate. Features and benefits The blunt, angled tip can be passed blindly into the trachea when visualisation of the glottis is inadequate...
Intended for emergency transtracheal catheter ventilation when conventional ventilation by mask or endotracheal tube cannot be performed. Features and benefits The set provides clinicians with a compact solution for quickly establishing...
Dual-lumen Jejunal Feeding Tube with Integrated Gastric Drainage Clinical Performance Compat Stayput is designed to be able to be placed using a variety of placement techniques at/or beyond the Ligament of Treitz. Nurse Convenience...