Search Tag: ED

ICU Management

Emergency Department to ICU Time and Mortality

2019 22 Aug

Delays in transferring patients from the Emergency Department (ED) to the ICU could delay treatment, leaving the patient at risk. A recent study explored the impact of this and found that increased ED to ICU wait times were associated with increased hospital mortality.   Data was used from the Dutch quality registry National Intensive Care Evaluation,... Read more

ICU Management

Monocyte Distribution Width as Biomarker for Early Sepsis Detection

2019 25 Jul

Existing biomarkers provide limited use for rapid detection of sepsis since they cannot accurately distinguish sepsis from other common conditions encountered in the emergency department (ED). Now a U.S. clinical trial suggests that the monocyte distribution width (MDW) can be a useful indicator of Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 in high-risk ED patients. "Changes... Read more

ICU Management

A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

2019 19 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment of intensive care medicine. Dr. Timm Steuber, senior consultant and head of the ICU at Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna, Germany, discusses his day-to-day... Read more

ICU Management

#ISICEM19: Custom-built antibiotic stewardship for the ED - Dr. Michael Pulia

2019 22 Mar

At the 39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine , Dr. Michael Pulia discussed the challenges of antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Pulia, Assistant Professor at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, serves as Medical Director for the ED antibiotic stewardship quality improvement programme at the University of Wisconsin. ... Read more

ICU Management

Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine 2017-SWEETS 2017

2017 22 Mar

SWESEM is the Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine, the national association for Swedish Emergency Physicians. We are happy to see Emergency Medicine become a primary specialty in Sweden 2015. Find SWESEM on Social Media      Read more

IT Management

Solution ER Overcrowding: Tele-triage

2016 01 Aug

With unpredictable rises in Emergency Department use, one Florida health system brainstormed to develop a strategy to deal with the unexpected volume. The solution was to control surges by combining triage with telemedicine. Aiming to offset overcrowding in the Emergency Department, Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables developed what it called... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pod-and-huddle ED Model Speeds Processes

2015 23 Nov

Emergency departments (ED) are usually designed in a linear flow, attaching nurses or physicians to particular patients and specific tasks. However, this type of system is vulnerable to uneven staff low, high patient levels, and a backflow of ED discharge.  If an ED was designed to be more versatile and facilitate more effective teamwork, it would... Read more