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What Were Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients in U.S.?

2021 08 Mar

Almost 1 in 3 COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU in U.S. hospitals died, although the mortality rate decreased over the course of the pandemic, a new study shows.   You might also like: According to SIREN study being conducted by Public Health England, those who were previously infected with COVID-19 are likely to be immune against... Read more

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Management of COVID-19 in Italy

2020 11 May

Guiseppe Galati is a consultant cardiologist at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. His specialties include chronic heart failure, cardiac magnetic resonance, echocardiography, myocardial disease, public health and health economics. HealthManagement.org spoke to Dr. Galati about the management of COVID-19 in Italy. Do you think your... Read more

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How the Digitisation of ICU can Power the Fight Against COVID-19

2020 11 May

GE Healthcare introduces an out-of-the-box COVID-19 tailored solution that automatically captures data and provides quick and relevant COVID-19 clinical insights. As the tsunami of Coronavirus “COVID-19” (SARS-CoV-2) cases surged across the globe from east to west, the scaling up of Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Europe accelerated to increase... Read more

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Precise Automated Resuscitation with RESPIRA

2020 11 May

An innovative solution to ventilator shortages has been found in Spain – a relatively simple and cost-efficient alternative named RESPIRA. One of the major problems for hospitals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has been the lack of emergency ventilation devices. GPAINNOVA, a multinational company from Spain, has a simple and efficient solution... Read more

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Reducing Risks and Generating Economic Benefits

2019 26 Aug

Did you know that IV filtration in an intensive care unit (ICU) could help to reduce risks and generate economic benefits?   Introduction   Intravenous administration of fluids and drugs is an important part of patient care for the critically ill. However, the contamination of infusion solutions by particles is a largely unknown and underestimated... Read more

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Nursing Drop for Sick Babies Linked to Deaths

2016 14 Feb

According to a new research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal & Neonatal Edition) , a fall in one to one nursing care of very sick and premature new-borns is linked to a higher rate of death in neonatal intensive care. The research, conducted by University of Warwick shows that the proportion of this type of nursing care in... Read more

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Where Would You Like to Die?

2016 25 Jan

If you compare how people near the end of life are treated in the U.S. and other regions of the world, you will find very specific differences. In the U.S, such patients are typically attached to tubes and machines. They also have to go through invasive procedures and because of the fact that they are inundated with all these measures, most of the... Read more

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Improved Emergency Care Could Reduce Hospital Admissions

2015 08 May

According to a three-year analysis by researchers at Mount Sinai, applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units and could possibly extend lives and reduce Medicare costs. The research is to be published in Health Affairs . The data indicates that over half... Read more

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Reducing Medication Administration Errors

2015 04 May

This study aimed to develop clinical decision support (CDS) tools to decrease errors in medication administration, which have been shown to be frequent and serious. Notably, the rate of preventable adverse drug events in intensive care can be twice as much as in non-intensive care units. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, focused... Read more

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MEDICA 2013: Philips Unveils Healthcare Transforming Solutions at Congress

2013 21 Nov

New healthcare solutions developed with users and patients help improve the recovery process and treatment options for patients while supporting medical staff in their work Healthcare is constantly changing. The best way to deal with this change is for all parties in the sector to join forces. Philips is putting this principle into action under... Read more