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MSSA More Common than MRSA in NICUs

New research reveals that invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more... Read more

Jean-Louis Vincent presenting at ESICM 2015 congress

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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