ESICM 2014: Can Protocols For Antibiotic Use Save Money?
A study presented by Dr. Hugo Calderón at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Barcelona this month looked at... Read more
ESICM 2014: What Do ICUs in Research Networks Have in Common?
Most published large critical care studies are conducted through national or international critical care research networks. But what are the... Read more
"Sepsis Sniffer": Prediction Tool For Early ID and Care
Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed an early warning and response tool dubbed the “sepsis sniffer” which uses laboratory data and vital... Read more
ESICM 2014: We Need to Talk: Morbidity and Mortality
Morbidity and mortality conferences are vital to promote systemwide improvement, said Professor Hans Flaatten, speaking at the European Society... Read more
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS
New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?
Personalised Medicine in Intensive Care
Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!
A clinical sign such as oliguria is a marker of a significant problem. "Busy slides" in a presentation are a similar warning in a presentation. Neither oliguria nor busy slides can be accepted as a minor issue and resolved with a simple prescription. One must address the whole patient, diagnose the underlying pathology and manage that."Busy slides"... Read more
The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and you... Read more
Key opinion leaders (KOL) in the ICU field are often coming up with fantastic tips for becoming a better leader or clinician. We decided to share our top three with you:1. Find/Encourage a BalanceBalance is recommended in a variety of areas in life, and so it is with clinical practice too. It’s critical for a clinician to assess the criteria of an... Read more
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
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
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
Insights Into Personality: Implications in Physician Profiles
According to a scientific study published in 2013 by acclaimed NASA to... Read more
The Burden Caused by Administrators and Managers: a Euro-American Jumble
A EURO-AMERICAN JUMBLE We argue that a jumble of rules, protocols, c... Read more
Medos hemofilters pro are used for efficient and gentle hemofiltration during extracorporal circulation.Medos hemofilters pro do not need to be pre-flushed and can be used immediately. This guarantees a safe and quick hemofiltration.
Patient Dedicated Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer Frequent measurement of arterial blood samples is an important component in the effective management of patients in the critical care environment, particularly those that are unstable. Point of care or...
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
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