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Emergency Department to ICU Time Associated With Mortality

2019 07 Nov

Most emergency rooms have a triage system that enables the triage nurse to determine which patient is seriously ill to ensure that the patient is promptly admitted and treated. For disorders like heart attack and stroke, there are standard emergency room protocols in most hospitals that enable patients to receive care within 3-5 hours of initial... Read more

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Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU

2019 07 Nov

The population continues to age, and life expectancy continues to increase. While most elderly patients can be managed in the general ward, a certain percentage will need ICU admission. The number of elderly people admitted to the critical care unit has been increasing consistently. However, age alone is not a key factor for admission to the ICU.... Read more

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Conservative Oxygen Therapy During Mechanical Ventilation

2019 21 Oct

Patients in the ICU who undergo mechanical ventilation often receive a high fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO 2 ) and have a high arterial oxygen tension. It is believed that conservative oxygen therapy could reduce oxygen exposure and diminish lung and systemic oxidative injury, thus increasing the number of ventilator-free days.  A study was... Read more

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33rd Annual Congress - ESICM LIVES 2020

2020 10 Oct

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End-of-Life Practices in European ICUs - From 1999 to 2016

2019 12 Oct

In intensive care units, death often occurs after a decision to limit life-sustaining interventions. But there are significant differences in these practices within and between different countries and regions.  Over the past decade or so, there have been significant changes in European laws, recommendations, guidelines, and attitudes regarding... Read more

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Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition, in some patients, can range from days to months. It is imperative that these patients receive macronutrients either through enteral or parenteral nutrition. If they don't, there is a risk of an energy deficit that could lead to loss of lean body mass and subsequently, other... Read more

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Objective Malnutrition Diagnosis and Personalised Nutrition Delivery in the ICU

2019 26 Sep

Poor ICU nutrition delivery remains a challenge worldwide. Objective malnutrition diagnosis and personalisation of nutrition delivery may be one way of addressing this problem. Modern, and increasingly expensive ICU care now allows prolonged survival from illness and injury by providing life-sustaining support for extended periods of time,... Read more

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The Role of Speech and Language Therapy Supporting Nutritional Management in ICU

2019 26 Sep

Speech and language therapists play an integral role in identifying dysphagia risk factors, facilitating oral intake, and improving clinical outcomes. Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) are recognised members of the multi-disciplinary team working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with a focus on the rehabilitation of communication and swallowing... Read more

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Upcoming Events/Congresses/Courses

2019 26 Sep

OCTOBER 10-12 8th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference Baltimore, USA 12-16 EUSEM 2019: 13th European Emergency Medicine Congress Prague, Czech Republic 14-18 World Congress of Intensive Care 2019 Melbourne, Australia 15-16 ESA Focus Meeting on Perioperative Medicine 2019: Mother and child Rome, Italy... Read more

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The Expanding Boundaries of ICU Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

This symposium explores the different aspects of nutrition in the ICU and how nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient are met effectively. There is an overview of nutritional monitoring practices and how we could improve them for better nutritional delivery. There is also an overview of the DIVINE study which investigates the use of different... Read more