ICU and Emergency

Old Blood as Good as Fresh

A large clinical trial provides reassuring evidence about the safety of blood routinely transfused to critically ill patients, with data showing... Read more

Global Study: 65% of AKI Cases Are Community Acquired

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has presented the findings of a new global study on acute kidney injury (AKI), seen by experts... Read more

Ensuring Patient Dignity and Respect in the ICU – A New Approach

A novel, multi-method approach presented in the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics highlights the need of defining and ensuring respectful... Read more

Protective Benefits of Mindfulness in ER Personnel

Recent studies have found that mindfulness practice may reduce anxiety and depression in clinical populations, and there is growing evidence... Read more

New Decision Support Tool Improves Pneumonia Care

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, using advanced clinical decision support tools can reduce... 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. Roger Harris

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Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

To initiate, maintain and advance a quality improvement programme in your...

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Radiology: The End of the Road?

Until very recently, radiology was looked upon very favourably by many...

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