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Outcomes after 1 week of mechanical ventilation for patients and families

2017 15 Sep

We review recent findings on outcomes in adults after mechanical ventilation for one week or more in the intensive care unit, exploring both patients and their family perspectives.   Critical illness survivorship carries a burden of physical and neuropsychological disabilities (Griffiths and Jones 1999; Herridge and Cameron 2013). These determine decreased... Read more

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Hamilton Medical launches new high-end ventilator for critical care

2017 23 Aug

With the new HAMILTON-C6*, Hamilton Medical, expands its portfolio in the high-end ventilation segment and ushers in the next generation of intelligent and versatile ICU ventilators for all patient population.   The HAMILTON-C6 represents a new generation of high-end ventilators. The combination of modularity, ease of use, mobility, and advanced features... Read more

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5-Year Trends of Critical Care Practice and Outcomes

2017 15 Aug

According to researchers in the U.S., analyses of patients, practices, and outcomes from a large geographically dispersed sample of adult ICUs revealed trends of increasing age and acuity, higher rates of adherence to best practice, use of non-invasive mechanical ventilation and decreased use of antimicrobials, transfusions, and duration of renal replacement... Read more

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31st European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Congress 2018

2017 07 Aug

Find European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) on Social Media       Read more

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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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