ESICM 2015: Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: A Symbiotic Relationship?
Critical care does not only happen in the ICU, but how can emergency medicine and intensive care medicine work optimally together? Several models... Read more
ESICM 2015: Ready for Your Close Up? Public Data Disclosure
Intensivists need to prepare for compulsory reporting of public data, says Andrew Rhodes, London. It’s happened in surgery (see UK example),... Read more
ESICM 2015: Implementing Guidelines: How Can We Get Better?
Implementing change in the ICU is not easy, but change management, managed implementation of checklists and bundles and electronic records are... Read more
ESICM 2015: Transporting the ICU Patient - Be Risk Aware
Checklists and training are essential when transporting the ICU patient, according to Andreas Valentin, Vienna, speaking at the European Society... Read more
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more
When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more
Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to develop or introduce new technology. Because of cost we are going have to be satisfied with the technologies that we have. I think the future of intensive care will be smaller as people get healthier. They are going to be less likely to come into intensive care units and more likely... 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 a wide range... Read more
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
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
Shear Wave Elastography in Breast Imaging: Providing Benefit to Clinicians and Patients
Shear wave elastography (SWE) has become widely accepted in clinical practice... Read more
The technical and clinical reference standard for all B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays. All clinical cut-offs and algorithms were developed based on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR. Homogeneous immunoassay for the quantitative d
17 critical parameters from a blood sample as small as 45 µL Not available in the US When the sample is small but your diagnostic needs are big, the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyzer provides critical insights with a turnaround time of less than...
The HAMILTON-C3 ventilator is a modular high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. Offering a number of unique features, the HAMILTON-C3 is one of the first ventilators featuring the “Ventilation Autopilot” INTELLiVENT-ASV®. The HAMILTON-C3’s...
The HAMILTON-C1 neo is a versatile neonatal ventilator that combines invasive and noninvasive modes with the additional options of nCPAP and high flow oxygen therapy. The integrated turbine allows it to be operated independently of a compressed air supply....