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ICU Management

#EA19: Acute pain in the ICU: management beyond the usual therapeutic strategies

2019 03 Jun

At this year’s Euroanaesthesia 2019 in Vienna, Austria, Prof. Caterina Aurilio (Naples, Italy), talked about acute pain management in the ICU. She started her presentation with the definition of pain as outlined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Pain is an "unnecessary sensory and emotional experience associated with actual... Read more

ICU Management

How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Managing sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU   Pain management and sedation are closely linked in the intensive care unit. In the past, clinicians were using sedative agents too liberally, often with benzodiazepines. And several issues were observed in the ICU, including the problems of delirium, weakness and prolonged ICU... Read more

ICU Management

Pain management through multimodal analgesia in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Overview and focus on regional anaesthesia   Opioid dependency is a serious problem in the ICU. Opioids are effective at providing pain relief because they reduce the perception of the pain signal. At the same time, opioids are associated with respiratory depression, cough suppression, confusion, and drowsiness. In addition, there is a risk... Read more

ICU Management

Concluding remarks

2019 14 Mar

Reducing sedation and managing and treating pain are important objectives for clinicians. The primary goal should always be to promote the comfort of the patient and to minimise pain through the proper use of multimodal analgesia. The use of opioid drugs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary; and focus should be placed on achieving pain control... Read more

Health Management

Groundbreaking Pain Management Initiatives in Europe

2017 21 Aug

The Active Citizenship Network has launched a prize for good practices in pain management with the aim of showcasing successful initiatives across Europe.   Four ground-breaking pain management initiatives have been recognised at an international event aimed at increasing awareness of the issue of patient pain and how to approach it effectively.... Read more

ICU Management

B.Braun & Philips Join forces to Innovate in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia & Vascular Access

2017 06 Apr

Strategic alliance combines B. Braun’s leadership in regional anesthesia and Philips’ leadership in image guided therapy solutions with the aim to make regional anesthesia and vascular access easier to perform, leading to enhanced patient care and hospital efficiency. Xperius* is the new mobile ultrasound system specifically designed as the platform... Read more

Executive Health Management

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2017 13 May

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