ICU and Emergency
Frequent emergency care users are a high-risk group

Frequent ED Use Linked to Higher Admissions, Deaths

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require... Read more

Tele-ICU

What’s it Like to Work in a Tele-ICU?

National Public Radio visits a tele-ICU in North Carolina in the United States in this blog piece and podcast. While health professionals are... Read more

Lab experiment simulates how sleep loss affects critical aspects of decision-making

Sleep Loss Hinders Decision-Making in High-Risk Situations

Results of a new study, reported in the journal Sleep, provide a new understanding of how sleep deprivation can lead doctors, first responders,... Read more

Ethical advantages and risks of ACTs

Adaptive Clinical Trials - the Ethical View

Adaptive clinical trials (ACTs) represent an innovative approach to trial design and conduct, where the primary goal of adaptations is to improve... Read more

Safe strain of C. diff may fight common hospital infection

'Good' Bacteria Could Fight Hospital Infections

A new study published in JAMA has shown that drinking a non-toxic strain of Clostridium difficile bacteria could help reduce the incidence of... Read more

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  My app on Intensive care Complete: ABG is for bedside diagnosis. It uses a physiochemical approach and is a mix of traditional approach and Stewart’s. The complete ABG is an app designed for bedside use. The point-of-care version of the app is available for the Iwatch.   Both the Complete ABG and ABG Book are the only apps that use the traditional... Read more

In 2016 I would never have guessed that a year later I would encounter a significant career change. Since the age of 17 I was incredibly passionate about the Ambulance Service and I was overjoyed when I got my Paramedic registration, aged 20, after two years training at university and in-service. The sense of achievement was astonishing and since then... Read more

The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initiative provides evidence-based procedure-specific guidelines for postoperative pain management. This is really important, because the problem is that guidelines on postoperative pain management are broad and are not procedure-specific. Every type of surgery requires its own type of... Read more

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ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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. Bin Du

Intensive Care in China

Medicine in mainland China has progressed rapidly during the past 20 years...

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The Abdomen

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 Georg Schmitz

Ultrasound: Pushing the Boundaries with Unconventional Techniques

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Prof. Peter G. Brindley

Communicating About Difficult Medical Decisions

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 Lis Neubeck

Apps for Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of Avatars In Personalisation

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Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients

Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class...

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