ICU and Emergency

Study: Vasopressin vs. Norepinephrine in Septic Shock - VANISH trial

A multicentre randomised trial to compare early use of vasopressin compared to norepinephrine to treat septic shock found no reduction in the... Read more

What is an ICU? WFSICCM Reports

Intensive Care Units are an integral part of the healthcare system. Approximately 164,000 patients are admitted to ICUs in England, Wales and... Read more

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Quality of Life

Critical care researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City conducted a study with 616 patients treated for Acute Respiratory... Read more

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Cardiac Arrest Centres - the Fourth Link

Treatment of cardiac arrest out of hospital has improved over the last few years. Unlike other acute conditions such as trauma few countries... Read more

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Measuring ICU Performance in Value-Based Healthcare Era

In the move to value-based payment for U.S. healthcare, performance measures will increase in importance, and will focus on clinical quality,... Read more

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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

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

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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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 Francesco Sardanelli Professor of Radiology

Exploring the Future of Radiology

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 Will Clark

The ripple effect: sustainability in healthcare

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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care

The specialty of intensive care medicine grew out of the realisation that...

 Sharon Klein

Is blockchain technology the solution to healthcare’s data woes?

In healthcare, blockchain is widely regarded as technology that will...

Dr. Mena Farag

Prognostication Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

This article reviews the current evidence on prognostication after cardiac...

Dr. Megan Hosey PhD

Animal-assisted activity in the intensive care unit

Outlines some basic considerations for ICU providers interested in i...

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