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I Minute, I Question, I Answer: More ISICEM 2015 Interviews

ICU Management is delighted to publish more interviews from ISICEM 2015, so grab a coffee and enjoy. We would like to thank all our interviewees... Read more

Medical staff in Plymouth

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

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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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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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Mr Ignacio Martinez Soriano

Ignacio Martinez Soriano

Data Scientist, Hospital UNI VERSITARIO Rafael Méndez, Lorca, Spain Data...

 Asli Özyildirim

Risks in Dietary Supplements

Risks in Dietary SupplementsThe use of natural substances for treatment...

Dr. Jean-Charles Preiser

Water Administration in the ICU

The management of fluids in critically ill patients is a continuing challenge....

 Jos Vanlanduyt

Patient Safety & Risk Management

In recent years patient safety and risk management have ‏become important...

 Nicole O'Callaghan

a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network (aC3KTion Net)

A Quality Improvement InitiativeThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research...

 Neil J. Glassford

Albumin Administration in Sepsis: The Case for and Against

Serum albumin is an essential plasma protein, with a variety of homeostatic...

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