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Feasibility and Potential Benefits of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit

2020 19 May

Virtual reality (VR) is a developing technology with much current interest in its potential to improve patient outcome in a variety of clinical settings. Critically ill patients, their relatives and intensive care unit (ICU) staff are all at high risk of stress and anxiety and patients often experience pain. This study explores the potential benefits... Read more

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Volume 19 - Issue 4, Winter 2019/2020

2020 15 Jan

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ICU Management & Practice 2019 Subject Index

2020 15 Jan

Subject Index for Volume 19, issues 1-4, 2019. Issue    Pages Link Issue 1  1-64 https://iii.hm/10cv Issue 2 65-128 https://iii.hm/10cw Issue 3 129-192 https://iii.hm/10cx Issue 4  193-256 https://iii.hm/10cy   Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Use of sedation... Read more

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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