Search Tag: emergency care

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound for Diagnosing Minor Fractures

2015 17 May

Use of portable ultrasound has been shown to be effective in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Results of the study, published in the journal Emergency Nurse , showed that 85 percent of patients with a fracture confirmed by x-ray had injuries detected through ultrasonography. The findings mean... Read more

ICU Management

Frequent ED Use Linked to Higher Admissions, Deaths

2015 12 May

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require other outpatient treatment. The new findings are based on a systematic review of available evidence and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal . Relevant data analysed by researchers from the University... Read more

Executive Health Management

Surgeries Planned In Advance Save Lives and Money

2014 30 Dec

Surgical care plays a major role in the rising cost of hospital care in the United States, representing nearly 30 percent of total healthcare expenditures. New research shows that hospital expenditures and the mortality risks associated with three common procedures can be significantly reduced when the surgeries are planned in advance instead of being... Read more

ICU Management

By Road or By Air? An Ambulance Costs Analysis

2014 07 Jun

A recent study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, has analysed and compared the costs involved in the three types of intensive care transports commonly used in Sweden. The aim was to evaluate to what extent the road ambulance, rotor-wing ambulance and fixed-wing ambulance differed in their... Read more

ICU Management

ESA 2014: AMBU Exhibits Latest Innovations in Airway Management

2014 16 May

Ambu develops, produces and markets diagnostic and life-supporting devices. Ambu's products are used in hospitals, clinics and emergency services by doctors, nurses and paramedics who work every day to save lives and improve patient care.   In Airway Management, Ambu is at the forefront of innovation with a comprehensive range of unique single-use... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Gender Inequalities in Heart Attack, Angina Care Delivery

2014 18 Mar

According to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), among younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, findings show men receive faster care compared with women of the same age. It Other gender-related factors affecting access to care for both men and women were also uncovered. With the aim of understanding... Read more

IT Management

SOS-ICE Service Modernises Medical Alert ID

2014 14 Mar

The SOS-ICE accessories have been designed to benefit people with Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Allergies and other medical conditions. The medical alert accessories, which include NFC chip enabled wristbands and stickers, can be pre-ordered via a crowdfunding campaign. Innovamo Oy, a startup from Finland that develops innovative mobile solutions and... Read more

Health Management

Providing Specialist Emergency Care: A New Hospital

2014 08 Mar

Interviewee Dr. Birju Rana Executive Director Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust North Shields Tyne and Wear, UK   Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is building a 29,000m 2 specialist emergency care hospital, which will open in 2015. The new hospital will... Read more