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Implementing Early Mobilisation: Practical Tips

While the evidence for the benefits of early mobilisation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is clear, practical guidance on tools and methods... Read more

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The Right Stuff: Information on Organ Donation

The sensitive issue of providing information about organ donation to families of potential donors whilst not seeming to pressure them into giving... Read more

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Study: Physical Therapy for Respiratory Failure Did not Reduce Length of Stay

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single... Read more

Study: Primary Care Intervention for Sepsis Survivors

A primary care intervention for sepsis survivors, designed to improve mental health-related quality of life, did not improve mental health outcomes... Read more

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How to Implement Patient Blood Management Bundles

Guidance on how to implement patient blood management (PBM) in a hospital is provided in an article just published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews... Read more

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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

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... 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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 Allison Gonzalez DSW, MSW, LCSW

Making the case for social work practice in the care of critically ill ICU patients

The role of the ICU social worker End-of-life issues occur frequently...

Prof. Antonio Artigas MD, PhD

35 Years of ISICEM

Prof. Antonio Artigas Director, Critical Care Centre, Sabadell...

Asst. Prof. Stuart McGrane

Acute Brain Dysfunction During Critical Illness

Delirium (acute brain dysfunction) can be a complication of critical...

 Nancy Moureau BSN, RN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC

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Guiding Vascular Access Selection for Intensive Care - a Summary of Michigan...

 Adam Layland DipHE, MSc, MCPara, MIHM, MCMI, FInstLM, AIRHC

Appraisals in Healthcare: Are Traditional Performance Appraisals Suitable for Healthcare Workers?

Further work is required in healthcare settings to create productive...

Dr. Sana Pascaline Radiologist

New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit

Whilst mammography remains the most consistent modality for breast cancer...

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