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Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Experience in the Era Of Digitisation

2019 02 Oct

An overview of Affidea’s journey embedding digital tools across its network to orchestrate patient care and improve patient experience. It was the airline industry which proved 60 years ago that through digitisation, airports could become more efficient and safer. Airports introduced the air traffic control technology which allowed them to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Innovative Technologies for Improved Healthcare

2019 02 Oct

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices. But while we believe in striving forward with successful technologies, at the same time, we recognise the need to look at existing processes first and identifying how hospitals can synchronise and standardise these processes. The goal is optimisation so that we can... Read more

ICU Management

2018 30 Nov

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

ICU Management

The role of speech and language therapy in critical care

2018 01 Jun

The role of speech and language therapists (SLTs) in critical care can be unclear so this article sets out the scope of practice to increase awareness of the value of SLTs as part of the wider multidisciplinary team. Speech and language therapists (SLT) are trained to deliver specialist clinical services to adults with a broad range of disorders,... Read more

ICU Management

Have you answered these surveys on intensive care medicine?

2018 01 Jun

Three surveys seeking information from ICUs around the world are currently open for data collection.   ICU inter-professional rounding practices This online survey, supported by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, is led by Dr. Andre Amaral, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. It is open to... Read more

ICU Management

Implementation of early and structured rehabilitation in ICU

2017 22 Nov

The importance of multidisciplinary team working and communication Early mobility has been shown to be both safe and feasible within critical care populations. When introduced, early mobilisation programmes are associated with an improvement in short-term outcomes and long-term recovery in critical care patients. Despite this, point prevalence... Read more

Health Management

What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments

2017 19 Sep

How much do clinicians—and patients—really know about the likely outcomes of the decisions they make, and how can we help them know more? Should I start taking statins? Should I go for a breast cancer or prostate cancer screening test? Or even just should I take another ibuprofen for my backache—that headline about them potentially causing... Read more

ICU Management

Continuing rehabilitation after intensive care unit discharge

2017 15 Sep

Opportunities for technology and innovation This article discusses technological innovations that promote survival and enhance recovery, starting within the ICU with developments in ventilation, sedation, early mobility and ICU design. Post-ICU, the establishment of follow-up services is discussed, as are initiatives for sharing patient information... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 2, 2017

2017 28 May

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From Independent Attorney to Critically Ill Patient

2017 28 May

How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Changed My Life in a Split Second Life changed forever when Eileen Rubin was hospitalised with ARDS. After a slow recovery it was time to give something back, and Eileen went on to co-found the ARDS Foundation.   “I can’t breathe. I think I’m dying.” Those were the words I gasped to my mother less than... Read more