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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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ICU Management

POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department

2016 27 Sep

Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has ‏shown significant benefits in patient management. A proper governance ‏policy will ensure credible, effective and safe practice.   Emergency Department (ED) practices have ‏evolved, modified and developed pathways ‏over the years to recognise and initiate ‏appropriate early treatment... Read more

ICU Management

Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

2016 27 Sep

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not need ‏to stay overnight. Ambulatory emergency ‏care (AEC) may optimise identification ‏and management of such patients by delivering ‏streamlined, efficient patient care within ‏one working day. This may improve clinical ‏outcomes, patient experience and lower costs.   At James Paget... Read more

ICU Management

Urgences 2016

2016 13 Mar

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Cardiology Management

First European Advice Published for Acute Heart Failure

2016 22 Feb

Advice for emergency care for patients with acute heart failure was published for the first time in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.Despite the fact that acute heart failure is associated with a high risk of death, effective care guidelines lag behind nearly 30 years. Only half of patients who are discharged with acute heart failure... Read more

Executive Health Management

'Secret' to Cause of Higher Weekend Death Toll?

2016 30 Jan

A study published in Emergency Medicine Journal shows that patients admitted in medical emergencies during the weekend are usually older and more dependent as compared to patients admitted on other days of the week. This could explain the high death toll of patients admitted in emergency on weekends. Staffing levels may also play a role in the higher... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging for Chest Pain - New Recommendations

2016 25 Jan

The American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have released new recommendations for diagnosing chest pain in the emergency department. The document outlines appropriate use of diagnostic imaging in 20 fundamental clinical scenarios for emergency imaging for chest pain.The clinical scenarios are broken down into leading critical... Read more

ICU Management

Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

2015 22 Dec

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic and intensive care unit (ICU) staff for intraosseous (IO) access, according to an article published in the journal Resuscitation. The authors say the training approach can be applied to many resuscitation... Read more

ICU Management

Having Med Students in the ER Does Not Slow Care

2015 21 Dec

As part of their training, medical students have become involved in bedside care and this has raised concerns over the possible effect on quality of care. Now, new research from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shows that the presence of trainees does not slow care in the emergency department (ED). The results indicate a balance between... 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 look... Read more

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