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Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN)

Lessons from Ebola: Planning for Health Emergencies

The Chicago Ebola Response Network's (CERN) response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015 has provided a roadmap for how a regional public health... Read more

prehospital care intervention

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Improved Outcomes

Two new studies, one conducted in the U.S. and another in Japan, indicate that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and... Read more

NICU

Distinct Naming Convention in NICU can Reduce Errors

Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are traditionally identified on the basis of gender and last name such as Babyboy Jackson or Babygirl... Read more

Patient in the ICU

Humanising ICU

A hospital in Hamilton, ON Canada has initiated a novel 'three wishes programme" in an effort to making dying in an ICU a bit less impersonal. Dr.... Read more

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AACN Scope and Standards for Acute and Critical Care Nursing Practice

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has recently updated its scope and standards for critical nursing practice. The new guidelines... Read more

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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

Leland Kaiser, Hospital Futurist says, "The hospital is a human intervention and as such, can be reinvented at any time." With rapid advancement in technology and architecture, the hospitals of tomorrow are likely to be more home than hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is no different and the layout and structure of future ICUs is likely to be very different... Read more

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

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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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MD,PHD Per Skaane

Screening with Breast Tomosynthesis : An Emerging Reality

The amount of clinical proof for the efficacy of Tomosynthesis in screening...

Dr. Thomas M Hemmerling

An Introduction to Robots in Anaesthesia

Technological advancement has made robots an integral part of several fields,...

 Kristin Baird

Culture is King: But Only if You Do These Three Things

But Only if You Do These Three Things The phrase “culture is king” is thrown...

Dr. Caleb Fisher

Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available...

 Lis Neubeck

Apps for Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of Avatars In Personalisation

How do we help people to improve their health after a heart event? Current...

Dr. Thomas Berlet

Rationalising Standard Laboratory Measurements

Laboratory measurements are widely used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)....

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