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Study: Modelling At-Risk Sepsis Patients in the ED

A model using five parameters has sufficient sensitivity and an acceptable false positive rate to identify patients presenting to the emergency... Read more

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Time Matters, Think Sepsis, Say Centers for Disease Control

Healthcare providers are the critical link to preventing, recognising, and treating sepsis, say the United States Centers for Disease Control and... Read more

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Study: ARDS Costs, Survival, QOL over One Year

Patients who survive acute respiratory distress syndrome experience low quality of life at one year after intensive care unit (ICU) admission,... Read more

Ventilators Compared for Use Safety and User Experience

Market-leading ventilators are compared in a recently published article in Critical Care . The evaluation, by Plinio P. Morita and colleagues... Read more

Optimisation Measures Reduce Risk of Death in Cancer Patients in ICU

A large number of oncologic patients are admitted in ICUs around the world. Estimates show that one in six people admitted in the ICU has cancer.... Read more

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Basic airway management—jaw thrust and mask and bag ventilation should be a basic competence of all health workers. Advanced airway management should not be defined by designation, but by competence. Health systems are different, so one cannot transplant one system to another. But in times where for instance laryngeal mask is replacing endotracheal... Read more

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... 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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