Search Tag: Emergency

ICU Management

27th SMART 2016

2016 30 Mar

Since 1990 this three-day meeting is held every year in May in Milan, Italy. Over the years, it has become established as one of the most important and renowned scientific events in the field of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency, now attracting more than 3500 participants.Internationally oriented since its first steps, the SMART meeting is valued... Read more

Executive Health Management

Avoiding Emergency Hospital Admissions

2016 08 Feb

A new study has identified a series of innovations that can help address the problem of unnecessary emergency admissions. The study is published in the Health Services and Delivery Research journal.Hospital admissions in the UK increased by 47 percent between 1998 and 2013. Recently hospitals have been put on black alert because pressures from emergency... Read more

Executive Health Management

Risk of Death Higher for Patients Admitted at Weekend

2015 09 Sep

According to an analysis published in The BMJ, patients who are admitted to hospital at the weekend are likely to be sicker and also have a higher risk of death as compared to patients admitted during the week. The analysis, carried out in collaboration by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts and University College London, examined the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Low Risk Treatment for Blood Clots Empowers Patients

2015 20 Jul

According to companion studies published in Academic Emergency Medicine, a lower risk treatment with rivaroxaban for blood clots was found to be more effective, less costly and enabled patients to go home the same day. Blood clots that could potentially be fatal is a primary cause of emergency room visits each year. A large number of patients with this... Read more

Executive Health Management

Understanding Hospital Weekend Death Risk

2015 12 Jul

Academic researchers from the University of Warwick Medical School believe that more research should be conducted to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital during the weekend. Professor Richard Lilford and Dr Yen-Fu Chen started this discussion following the results of The Global Comparators project: international comparison of 30-day... Read more

ICU Management

New Decision Support Tool Improves Pneumonia Care

2015 13 Mar

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, using advanced clinical decision support tools can reduce mortality for patients who are treated for pneumonia. The findings have been published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Approximately 1.1 million patients in the US are treated for pneumonia each year. More than 50,000... Read more

Cardiology Management

Depth and Rate of Chest Compression has Impact on Survival

2015 08 Feb

A review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows that the depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they are applied can have a significant impact on the survival and recovery of patients. The findings have been published in Circulation and Critical Care Medicine. The reviews show that CPR compressions... Read more

IT Management

Electronic Wristbands Could Transmit Vital Data From Disaster Victims

2015 08 Feb

The coloured paper tags used to classify victims of mass casualty incidents may one day be replaced by plastic electronic wristbands capable of transmitting real-time data to emergency response control centres. The new tags are being developed by an international team of researchers at Fraunhofer-Institute fuer Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT),... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Sugar Levels Can Predict Risk of Early Death

2015 09 Jan

According to new evidence, checking the blood sugar levels of people who arrive at hospital emergency departments with acute heart failure could play an important role in identifying patients who are at high risk of early death, further hospitalisations or the development of other health problems such as diabetes. The study has been published online... Read more

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