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Emergency Imaging Organised by the Welsh Branch

2017 07 Aug

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ICU Management

'Code ICU' and Improved Patient Outcomes

2017 11 Jul

A system of rapid review of critically ill patients in the emergency department (ED) is associated with reduced ED length of stay and improved intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes, suggests a new study to appear in Journal of Critical Care.You might also like: Fluid Responsiveness in Emergency CareIn 2012, a National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) system... Read more

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New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in the ED

2017 27 Jun

Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to detect sepsis in the ED. New research shows that volume increases of circulating immune cells, or monocytes, adds value to the WBC for early sepsis detection in the ED. "This study shows that the monocyte distribution... Read more

Cardiology Management

HEART Score Underutilised in ED

2017 29 Apr

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, it is safe for physicians to use the HEART (History, ECG, Age, Risk factors, and initial Troponin) score to make important decisions regarding admission, observation or discharge in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. However, the study highlights that... Read more

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Improving Interpretation of Initial ED Ultrasound

2017 26 Feb

The need for further imaging studies may be avoided when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist, according to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. The findings are published in Journal of the American College of Radiology.See Also: Radiologists and Pathologists... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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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

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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

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Urgences 2016

2016 13 Mar

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