ICU and Emergency

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

Injectable Polymer Could Keep Patients from Bleeding to Death

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that can strengthen blood clots. PolySTAT is administered in a simple... 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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 Barbara Riegel

Barbara Riegel

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Prof. Alexandre Demoule

Noninvasive Ventilation

In less than two decades noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) has become...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Editorial: Safety

The publication of the landmark Institute of Medicine report To Err is...

Prof. Dr. Marc Noppen

Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate

Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference.In an environment...

 Abdallah Al-Mohammad

Designing a Hospital Cardiology Outreach Service

  The cardiology team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS ‏Foundation...

 Keith Oliver

Cancer Services: Matching Supply with Demand

Redesigning cancer services in the acute setting is the only way  to cope...

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