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ICU Management

Does OHCA Survival Improve When Docs Attend?

2016 25 Oct

An observational study from Denmark, based on data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry, found an association between prehospital physician-delivered advanced cardiac life support as a supplement to emergency medical services and better 30-day survival. The article, by Annika Hamilton, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hvidovre Hospital,... Read more

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Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

2016 17 May

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that will be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco on 17 May. Previous research has shown that a better nurse work environment and a closed ICU doctor staffing... Read more

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Clinical Care, Emotional Labour and Empathy

2016 02 Feb

Empathy should not only be expected from doctors, but should be actively promoted, assisted and cultivated in the profession, argue Angeliki Kerasidou and Ruth Horn from the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, writing in BMC Medical Ethics . They contend that doctors need space to acknowledge and reflect on their feelings and have support for their... Read more

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ISICEM15: Pepe’s Pointers for Dealing with the Media

2015 20 Mar

Paul Pepe’s 30 years as a public official (now in Dallas, Texas) and emergency medicine physician have given him plenty of experience of dealing with the media. Admitting that at first he tended to shy away from media contact, he said that experience has taught him some golden rules for public speaking and dealing with the media. Speaking at the International... Read more