ICU and Emergency

1 in 7 Sepsis Patients Readmitted within 30 Days

Readmissions due to sepsis are higher and costlier than for the four conditions already reported in the U.S. to measure quality of care and guide... Read more

Study: SOFA Score Helps Predict ICU Mortality

Among adults with suspected infection admitted to an ICU, an increase in Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of... Read more

Study: qSOFA Predicts Mortality in ED Patients with Suspected Infection

According to an international study published in JAMA, the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) more accurately predicts in-hospital... Read more

Greater Primary Care Physician Involvement, Less Costly, Less intensive care

According to new research by Claire K. Ankuda, MD, MPH, with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michagan... Read more

Patient Communication Campaign Inspired by Near-Death Experience

In a new article, a critical care medicine physician from Henry Ford Hospital describes in great detail  her near-death experience. The article,... Read more

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What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... Read more

Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... 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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Prof. Andreas Valentin

Safe Transport of Critically Ill Patients

The transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic...

 Pēteris Zilgalvis

Big Data for Health in Europe

In 2010, the European Commission proposed the 10-year strategy, Europe...

 ECRI Institute

Patient Identification: Executive Summary

For its fifth Deep Dive analysis of a patient safety topic, ECRI Institute...

Prof. Sharon Einav

Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Interview with Professor Sharon Einav Professor Sharon Einav is Chair of...

Prof. Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg

Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery

Around the world, value-based care delivery is gaining adherents (New Zealand...

 Bernd Montag

Healthcare Executive Alliance: Insights For Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare organizations do a phenomenal job. Today, an increasing number...

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