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Neuroscience ICU Early Mobilisation Protocol

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a multidisciplinary Neuro Early Mobilisation Protocol for complex patients in the neuroscience intensive... Read more

Sepsis Survivors Experience Lingering Effects

New research to be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that despite the fact that survival rates among children... Read more

Strategies to Improve Critical Thinking in Critical Care

Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." Critical thinking is basically... Read more

Expert Statements: Treatment of Critically Ill aHUS Patients

A review paper provides a summary of available data on the diagnosis and treatment strategies of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS)... Read more

PTSD Phenomena After Critical Illness

Experiencing critical illness and intensive care can be extremely stressful. Roughly 1 in 5 critical illness survivors have clinically significant... Read more

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Bernd Saugel, MD, EDIC is a Professor of Anesthesiology and works as a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Saugel is a specialist in anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, and internal medicine and holds a European... Read more

The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which supported the smooth introduction of the service into the hospitals. This included the renal directorate clinical director,... Read more

Introduction Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al. 2001; Page 2008) particularly in a very busy 24 bedded General Critical Care Unit that is also the regional centre for Trauma and neurosurgery. The unit admits both level 2 and 3 patients within the same clinical... 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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How to improve patient-ventilator synchrony

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

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UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

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

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