Search Tag: Critical Care

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Takes to the Skies

2017 20 Jul

 EHAAT crew members and the SonoSite team with the new helicopterSonoSite representatives joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at Audley End House in Essex on the 25th June as the charity celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled its rebranded fleet – including the first public appearance of its recently purchased Augusta Westland AW169 helicopter... Read more

ICU Management

Critical Care at the End of Life: A Study of Cost and Outcomes

2017 07 Jun

New research indicates that the majority of individuals admitted to ICU at the end of life are elderly and burdened by chronic illness. The existing medical literature indicates that this is the exact type of population that would be expected to do worse in the ICU, researchers note.The study also shows that a significant proportion of those with ICU... Read more

ICU Management

#ESAGeneva: Frailer Patients at Greater Risk of Institutional Care and Death

2017 04 Jun

Research presented at Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva shows that frail patients are twice as likely to die in the year following admission to critical care and are also more likely to need nursing home care after discharge from hospital as compared to patients who are not frail. Frailty is quite common and affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 70.... Read more

ICU Management

Strategies to Improve Critical Thinking in Critical Care

2017 04 May

Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." Critical thinking is basically the capacity to be deliberate about thinking. This aspect is increasingly becoming the focus of undergraduate medical education but is not quite effectively addressed in graduate medical education. This could be... Read more

ICU Management

SCCM 2019-48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine

2017 20 Apr

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities... Read more

ICU Management

SCCM 2018-47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine

2017 20 Apr

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities... Read more

Cardiology Management

Improving Quality of Life, Reducing Readmissions in HF Patients

2017 13 Mar

Results of new study, published in the journal Heart & Lung, support improved quality of life and decreased readmission rates following a multidisciplinary transition-to-care programme for heart failure (HF) patients. This team-based, patient-specific and collaborative approach is an effective practice-based strategy to improve HF outcomes, according... Read more

ICU Management

Liver Transplantation in Children: Improved Outcomes

2017 14 Feb

According to new research, the use of advanced critical care in children and infants with liver failure is justified because liver transplantation (OLT) can be performed on the sickest children and achieve acceptable outcomes. The survival outcomes are comparable to the general population, justifying the use of scarce donors. The study is in press in... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Critical Illness Mortality and Personalising Care

2017 07 Feb

Predicting mortality has always been a corner piece of critical care research and practice, and novel early outcome predictors are needed to guide patient/family expectations and decision-making, according to an Editorial article published in the journal Critical Care. The article discusses how muscle quality and quantity measurement could provide an... Read more