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Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

2015 25 Oct

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, NY. Results found that a restrictive approach led to large decreases in total chest x-rays (CXRs) ordered, correcting for both total number of patients and ventilator days.A restrictive... Read more

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Sleep in the ICU: Cochrane Review of Non-Drug Interventions

2015 23 Oct

A systematic review finds no clear evidence on the effectiveness of different non-pharmacological interventions — including noise reduction, music therapy and social support — for improving sleep in critically ill adults in the ICU. The results are discussed in an article published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).Sleep is essential... Read more

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Wake Up And Breathe Programme Shows Positive Results

2014 11 Dec

According to a new study, waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence. The research team from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Ageing Research also report that the Wake UP and Breathe programme showed a trend toward reduced delirium in critically... Read more

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Ventilators Differ in Their Characteristics, Performance

2014 27 Oct

Transportation of critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation requires clinical experience, an efficient device, and careful determination of gases and/or electrical resources. Emergency and transport ventilators (ETVs) should be technically accurate, and as autonomous as possible.ETVs have become increasingly sophisticated, offering features... Read more

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Hamilton C1 Ventilator Now With Neonatal Option

2014 27 Oct

Hamilton Medical has announced that the HAMILTON-C1 ventilator now offers a neonatal option with lung protective  strategies and adaptive ventilation modes to ensure that each baby receives treatment tailored to its specific needs. Requiring minimal space, the HAMILTON‐C1 combines high reliability, ease-of-use and maximum mobility with optimal performance.With... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: Maquet and Swisstom Announce Distribution Partnership for Western Europe

2014 18 Mar

MAQUET and Swisstom are pleased to announce their distribution partnership for the monitoring and diagnostic product Swisstom BB2Acute Lung Injury is still a leading cause of death for intensive care patients. Swisstom BB2 was especially developed to continuously monitor lung function of ICU patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. It offers direct... Read more

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ICU Practice Bundle Achieves Delirium, Ventilation Time Reduction

2014 17 Mar

According to a recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative and published earlier this year on the website of the journal Critical Care Medicine, the implementation of a set of ICU practices aimed at encouraging patient’s mobility and decrease sedation can effectively reduce delirium... Read more

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CE Mark Approval for Covidien’s Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

2014 06 Mar

Innovative acute care ventilator provides progressive breath technology for improved patient comfort and ease of use for cliniciansCovidien plc, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognised innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, has announced its Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator has received European Economic... Read more

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Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

2014 21 Feb

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).With the aims of quantifying and characterising unjustified antimicrobial use for VAP as well as identifying risk factors associated with the... Read more

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Dräger Celebrates 125th Anniversary

2014 14 Feb

Germany based company marks “125 years of heartfelt dedication”Dräger is turning 125 in 2014. The medical and safety technology company has officially kicked off the anniversary year with a ceremony on February 6 which was attended by numerous guests from business, politics and science.A grand opening at Lübeck’s Holstentor has marked the start of the... Read more

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