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ESA2016: Who Benefits from Intensive Care?

2016 14 Jun

When patients and families are increasingly questioning clinical decisions, facts are important when it comes to admitting patients to intensive care. It is vital that critical care physicians have good knowledge of the important prognostic indicators, and use them as foundations for their decisions to admit, said Saxon Ridley, from Glan Clwyd Hospital... Read more

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ESA2016: Medication Errors - Care with Computerised Order Entry Systems Needed

2016 14 Jun

Computerised Order Entry (CPOE) Systems can improve the quality and safety of medication prescribing and reduce costs, according to Jozef Kesecioglu, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, speaking at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May.Slow AdoptionThere... Read more

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ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?

2016 07 Jun

When anaesthesiologist Sharon Einav took her car to be repaired on the way to hospital one day, she wondered why the mechanic was just leaning on his car. It took a while to realise he was having a heart attack, she related at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May. This lack of situational awareness was an example she used to show how the chain of survival... Read more

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End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU Impact Nurses, Doctors

2016 07 Jun

End-of-life decision making in the ICU can impact not only the families of patients, but also doctors, nurses and hospital rapid response teams. Effect on Doctors and NursesA literature review published in Australian Critical Care by Liz Flannery and colleagues from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, Australia,... Read more

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ESA2016: Guidelines on Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism On the Way

2016 02 Jun

The first European recommendations on postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE)  are on their way, and are intended to be much more practical and clinical than the U.S. recommendations, said Prof. Charles-Marc Samama, Chair of the European Task Force on Prevention of  Venous Thromboembolism in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Chair of the ESA Scientific... Read more

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ESA2016: Safety in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care a Key Theme

2016 02 Jun

Safety of both patients and doctors was a key theme of Euroanaesthesia 2016, meeting in London. The Sir Robert Macintosh lecture, named after the first professor of anaesthetics outside the United States, was delivered by Sven Erik Gisvold (pictured), Professor of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, from St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. Departments... Read more

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ESA2016: Study Showed ICU Noise Still Above Recommended Levels

2016 02 Jun

A study presented at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London showed that noise levels in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can go well above the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommended levels, disturbing both patients and the medical teams that care for them. WHO recommends average sound levels for hospital wards below 35 decibels (dBA) with a maximum of 40... Read more

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ESA2016: Euroanaesthesia Opens in London

2016 27 May

More than 6000 anaesthesiologists from across Europe are preparing to meet in London from Saturday 28 until Monday 30 May. The congress "Where anaesthesiologists meet" promises the latest advances and techniques in anaesthesiology, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain treatment. Who's Who of ESAESA President Zeev Goldik... Read more


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