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ICU Management

Point-of care ultrasonography in critical care

2018 01 Jun

A brief overview of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the ICU: for the already converted, a reminder of how POCUS has changed ICU practice; for the ultrasound naïve, an aperitif to leave the reader with interest in this evolving paradigm shift of patient care. As intensivists, we have all faced this scenario: a 28-year-old woman, 35... Read more

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POC Device Can Test for Sepsis from Drop of Blood

2017 03 Jul

Researchers from the University of Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, USA, have developed a new portable device, which they say is the first to provide rapid, point-of-care measurement of the immune system's response, without any need to process the blood. You might also like : New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection... Read more

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European Hospital Innovates its Cardiac Diagnosis Pathway by Introducing Philips Minicare

2017 03 Mar

Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care blood test used for the first time in a rapid diagnosis protocol to improve patient experience and free up hospital resources   Elkerliek Hospital (Helmond, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leader in HealthTech,has announced their collaboration to pioneer the use of point-of-care... Read more

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European Hospital Innovates its Cardiac Diagnosis Pathway by Introducing Philips Minicare

2017 28 Feb

Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care blood test used for the first time in a rapid diagnosis protocol to improve patient experience and free up hospital resources   Elkerliek Hospital (Helmond, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leader in HealthTech,has announced their collaboration to pioneer the use of point-of-care... Read more

IT Management

First to Power Continuous Data Access at Point-of-Care

2016 03 Nov

DT Research All-in-One Medical-Cart Computers          Breakthrough Hot-Swappable Battery Design Eliminates Delays in Patient Care and Addresses COW Challenges in Healthcare   DT Research , the leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, has announced the DT590 series of All-in-One... Read more

ICU Management

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... Read more

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How useful is multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound?

2016 06 Sep

A review article in the Journal of Intensive Care outlines the role and usefulness of symptom-based and sign-oriented multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound (MOPOCUS) for patients with undifferentiated respiratory difficulty, chest pain or shock. The authors, Young-Rock Ha, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, South Korea  and Hong-Chuen Toh, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital,... Read more

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Unique Point of Care connectivity developed for patient-dedicated blood gas analysis

2016 14 Jun

Proxima™ Interface To Conworx Data Management Solutions Enables Seamless Data Transfer From Ex-Vivo Analyser Sphere Medical , an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment has announced that its Proxima™ patient-dedicated blood gas analysis system can now be connected into the Conworx family of laboratory information... Read more