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Trial: Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the ED is Effective for Non-Traumatic Abdominal Pain

Two randomised controlled trials of patient-administered patient relief in the emergency department have found that they are effective in reducing... Read more

Clinicians in ICU

Continuous EEG Measurements Offer Better Outcome Prediction of Postanoxic Coma

Research from the University of Twente (MIRA) in cooperation with Rijnstate hospital and Medisch Spectrum Twente reveals that EEG-measurements... Read more

Doctor's input in decision-making

End-of-Life Care: Doctors Should Help Kin Make Decisions

Most deaths in the ICU follow a decision to limit life-sustaining therapies and, according to a Loyola University Medical Center critical care... Read more

ER patient

How to Manage Pain in the ER

A simple yes/no question could be an effective tool to help patients decide for themselves whether their pain is adequately controlled, according... Read more

A strain of Staph bacteria

New Ways to Stop Spread of Staph and MRSA

A new study suggests that a person's environment is more important than their genes in determining the bacteria that inhabit their noses. Interestingly,... Read more

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Wikipedia defines intensive care medicine as a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 1 To this, I would add the line ‘for the patient’s benefit’ since this alters the above definition fundamentally.    Intensive care is an all-encompassing... Read more

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... 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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Dr. h.c Peter Kapitein

Does More Value Naturally Lead to Better Care?

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) starts with the patient and uses patient-oriented...

 Eleni Patrozou

Antibiotic Management in the ICU

Antimicrobial management in the intensive care unit (ICU) represents an...

 Kristin Baird

Is Your Leadership Style One Size Fits None?

What if you walked into your favourite coffee shop one day and discovered...

 Steven Levson

Supply Chain Management Challenges in Canada: Focus on Key Interpersonal Skills

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 Diane Whitehouse

Europe’s Momentum Towards Telemedicine Deployment

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 Jane Willis

Creating Great Care Environments: Case Studies

Summary What are the benefits of including art in healthcare settings? Willis...

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