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ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?

When anaesthesiologist Sharon Einav took her car to be repaired on the way to hospital one day, she wondered why the mechanic was just leaning... Read more

Are Hospital, Patient Characteristics Associated with Fluid Resuscitation Volumes?

The current vague recommendations on continued fluid therapy in sepsis result in differences in fluid therapy, according to a paper that reports... Read more

End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU Impact Nurses, Doctors

End-of-life decision making in the ICU can impact not only the families of patients, but also doctors, nurses and hospital rapid response teams.... Read more

ESA2016: Guidelines on Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism On the Way

The first European recommendations on postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE)  are on their way, and are intended to be much more practical... Read more

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ESA2016: Safety in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care a Key Theme

Safety of both patients and doctors was a key theme of Euroanaesthesia 2016, meeting in London. The Sir Robert Macintosh lecture, named after... Read more

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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

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

Medical decision-making about antibiotic use in critically ill patients is challenging and complex. The need for antibiotic stewardship requires judicious prescription and choice of antimicrobials, as the need for effective therapy has to be put in balance with the need to limit undue selection pressure, and all this must be done in a context of... 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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Dr. Francesca Rubulotta MD, PhD, eMBA, FRCA, FICM

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Intracranial pressure monitoring devices

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Adult education for ICU management: a better way

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 Leo Nefiodow

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Is there a correlation between health and economic growth? Can the healthcare...

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Effective education for palliative care: communication as a procedure

Palliative care for critically ill patients in the intensive care...

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