ICU and Emergency

Study: Decision Making Model Enables Resolution of Ethics Issues at the Bedside

A study from Switzerland that evaluated implementation of a stepped ethical decision-making model on three intensive care units (ICUs) and two... Read more

Optimising Use of Tele-ICU in Rural Hospitals

Researchers in the U.S. have found that ICU staff at rural facilities view Tele-ICU as a positive, useful tool to provide extra support and assistance.... Read more

The Importance of Correctly Identifying Patients with Sepsis

An Editorial in the journal Chest emphasises the need to develop highly accurate, flexible methods for identifying patients with septic shock... Read more

Study: Kidney Damage Diagnosis May Be Inaccurate for Many

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that, for many patients, an initial diagnosis of “acute kidney injury”... Read more

8 Reasons to Attend ISICEM

8 Reasons to Attend ISICEM

  The International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) is a highly respected event on the critical care medicine calendar,... 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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Dr. Joanna Bayley

Medication Compliance Aids - Towards Smarter & Safer Use

Medication compliance aids (MCAs) are used extensively in Bristol. In July...

 Annika Reintam Blaser

Is Enteral Feeding Feasible Early After Abdominal Crisis?

The enteral route is commonly accepted as the first choice for providing...

Prof. Lluís Donoso Bach

Why Dose? And Why Now?

RADIATION DOSE - THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALLThe demand for medical imaging...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Editorial

A warm welcome to Brussels for the 35th International Symposium on Int...

 Panos E Vardas

Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine

During the last fifty years, cardiovascular medicine has remarkably advanced...

 Angela Vessey

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated...

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