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Study: Admitting Borderline Pneumonia Patients is Beneficial

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia was linked with improved survival and no significant differences... Read more

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Study: Mismatch Between DNR Orders and Patient Prognosis

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often established for patients whose prognosis is poor. Now new research published in JAMA finds that almost... Read more

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Emergency Medicine: Risk of Injury Increases with Longer Shifts

Long work shifts are known to increase fatigue and impact on decision making. Now a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine... Read more

Vineet Chopra, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Chart showing different IV devices, Example algorithm

Take Your PICC: the Right Line for the Right Patient

An international panel of experts has released the first comprehensive guide to using intravenous, or vascular access, devices of all kinds.... Read more

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New Device Promises Rapid Molecular Diagnosis

A team of engineers and scientists at the University of Arizona has developed a new diagnostic device that could reduce the amount of time necessary... Read more

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Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States alone. It’s... Read more

Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... 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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