ICU and Emergency

Reducing Sepsis Deaths

Sepsis is a common condition whereby an infection triggers an extreme immune response, resulting in widespread inflammation, blood clotting,... Read more

Determining Heart Attack in the ER

A multicentre study by Swiss and Spanish researchers has found that a new strategy to rule out and rule in heart attacks in emergency departments... Read more

Mental Practice: Rehearsing for Trauma

Trauma is a fast-paced, demanding environment, and communication is key to ensuring everyone understands their roles and responsibilities. As... Read more

Patient Confusion about Opioid Addiction in the ED

Emergency department (ED) patients have misperceptions about opioid dependence and want more information about their pain management options,... Read more

Personalised Treatment for Cancer Patients with Pneumonia

A study by researchers from D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) in Brazil has analysed the factors associated with severe pneumonia... Read more

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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

When using the technical definition of burnout: "The reduction of a fuel to nothing", it clearly describes the state of being of the few people that I have met who are having a burnout. The problem is huge and almost every leader in healthcare agrees that this is a major problem (Swenson et al. 2016). Although many problems arise from using surveys... Read more

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

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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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Critical Care in Brazil

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Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

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