Search Tag: Critical Care

ICU Management


2013 15 Aug

Treatment of the critically ill is usually only infrequently debated in public in Norway. However, in the last two years there have been a few ICU cases that have generated a large amount of public interest in Norway. In these cases, the issue usually stems from a conflict between ICU physicians and relatives regarding ending life sustaining treatment....Read more

ICU Management


2013 08 Oct

Critical care researchers need to think big, and think global, said John Marshall (Canada), in his keynote lecture at ESICM 2013.  Breakthroughs in the past were the result of quirky individuals who did a lot with very little. What of the future of research, now that low hanging fruit has been identified? Marshall noted that we are in an era...Read more

ICU Management


2014 14 Jan

hTEE QuickStart App Provides ICU Bedside Tutorials & Support ImaCor, Inc., the developer of the world's first and only hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE™) technology, has released the hTEE QuickStart mobile application. This app complements ImaCor's comprehensive hTEE training program and provides clinicians easy access to how-to...Read more

ICU Management


2014 23 Jan

According to a study recently published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, admistering statins to critically ill patients before they were admitted to hospital may help prevent delirium, a state of sudden, severe confusion. Lead author Valerie Page, Watford General Hospital in Watford, England,...Read more

Health Management


2014 08 Mar

Interviewee Dr. Emanuel Rivers Vice Chairman and Director of Research Department of Emergency Medicine, Senior Staff Attending, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgery (Surgical Critical Care) Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, Clinical Professor of Emergency, Medicine and Surgery, Wayne State University,...Read more

ICU Management


2014 18 Mar

MAQUET and Swisstom are pleased to announce their distribution partnership for the monitoring and diagnostic product Swisstom BB2 Acute 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...Read more

ICU Management


2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk Assessment Millions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat.  An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium...Read more

ICU Management


2014 19 Mar

Findings of a study published in the March 19 issue of JAMA show that following their hospital discharge, critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation had a higher prevalence of prior psychiatric diagnoses and an increased risk of a new psychiatric diagnosis and medication use. As medical care advancements lead to a larger number...Read more

ICU Management


2014 25 Mar

EIRUS device for continuous monitoring of glucose and lactate to be distributed by PULSION in Europe.  As part of Maquet’s Critical Care’s goal to build a portfolio of Advanced Monitoring solutions, Maquet and Pulsion announced, during this year’s ISICEM (International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine) in Brussels, a collaboration...Read more

IT Management


2014 06 May medication solution package supports path toward digital charts New Soarian module for efficient processes in intensive care Unified Information Management bundles and distributes data At conhIT 2014 in Berlin, Siemens Healthcare presents products and solutions that help to network health data and provide interdisciplinary...Read more

ICU Management


2014 13 May

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new survey data stating around 30 percent of critically ill patients cared for in intensive care units will contract a healthcare-associated infection. According to the findings, the number of those infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is on the rise. With at least seven...Read more

ICU 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

ICU Management


2014 05 Jul

ClearSight system enables clinicians to reduce risk of post-surgical complications Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, has announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the ClearSight system.  The ClearSight system is a noninvasive...Read more

ICU Management


2014 22 Jul

A new study in Health Services Research reports that palliative care, if delivered early during hospitalisation, can play an important role in cutting down costs for critically ill patients. The ultimate objective of palliative care is to relieve the patient's suffering. Lead author Ian McCarthy, PhD, an assistant professor of economics at Emory University...Read more

ICU Management


2014 19 Aug

Practical knowledge of experienced nurses in critical care often goes a long way towards providing effective care for patients, and understanding this knowledge can help improve the working practices of nurses with less experience, according to a study published in the 7th Space Interactive website. "In critical patients, the application of everyday...Read more

ICU Management


2014 29 Aug

Recent research shows that providing futile treatment to ICU patients delayed the availability of care services – often for four hours or more – for other patients requiring transfer into the ICU. In some instances, requests for ICU transfers were cancelled after patients had waited a day or longer when the ICU was full. These data came from a three-month...Read more

ICU Management


2014 06 Oct

The clinical pharmacist in the critical care department is the critical link between the right choice and safe treatment, said Robert Shulman, clinical pharmacist at University College London Hospital in the UK speaking at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine congress in Barcelona last week. While European countries differ in practice, he...Read more

ICU Management


2014 15 Oct

Most published large critical care studies are conducted through national or international critical care research networks. But what are the characteristics of ICUs belonging to these networks? The Health Services Research and Outcomes (HSRO) section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) set out to answer this question. Typically...Read more

ICU Management


2014 23 Oct

According to the largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), advances in critical care medicine played a major role in reducing the rate of mortality over a sixteen year period. The study has been published in the journal CHEST and will be presented at Chest 2014, the annual meeting of the...Read more

ICU Management


2014 01 Nov

According to a study published in JAMA, prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) dalteparin in critically ill patients was more effective and had similar or lower costs  compared to unfractionated heparin (UFH). The study is to be presented at the Critical Care Canada Forum. The PROTECT trial compared the...Read more

ICU Management


2014 25 Nov

Linda Denehy, PhD heads the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne’s School of Health Sciences. Prof. Denehy is one of seven invited faculty members at the 2014 Critical Care Congress, the theme of which is “Inspiring ICU”. The conference takes place from 26 to 30 November at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa....Read more

ICU Management


2014 26 Nov

ImaCor Inc., the developer of the world’s first and only haemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE™) technology, has just announced the release of its all-in-one platform for advanced haemodynamic management. ImaCor is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and distribution of advanced solutions for haemodynamic assessment in the critical...Read more

ICU Management


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...Read more

ICU Management


2015 05 Jan

According to the editors of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa offers insight as to how healthcare professionals could respond more effectively to current and future healthcare challenges.   Cindy Munro, RN, PhD, ANP and Richard H. Savel, MD, the two Editors-in-Chief at AJCC review and reflect...Read more

ICU Management


2015 14 Jan

According to studies conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), most people are unaware of the role the physician anaesthesiologist has in taking care of patients before, during and after surgery. While surgery and anaesthesia are safer than ever, most patients do not know about the steps they can take to make their experience safer...Read more

ICU Management


2015 14 Jan

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Michael Quintel to its Medical Advisory Board (MAB). Professor Quintel is a leading clinician within the German and European intensive care profession who fully complements Sphere Medical’s current MAB members.   “Professor...Read more

ICU Management


2015 21 Jan

Royal Philips has announced a new initiative with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to give medical researchers access to one of the largest data sources available for research into critical care. The data from more than 100,000 patients have been collected and anonymised through the Philips Hospital to Home eICU telehealth programme. These...Read more

ICU Management


2015 28 Jan

More than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools and speech language consultation, according to a new study published in Heart & Lung . These tools could be as simple as a notepad and pen that would allow a patient to write requests and questions, researchers...Read more

ICU Management


2015 30 Jan

World Health Organization (WHO) influenza experts have recently conducted a clinical workshop for front-line clinicians working in intensive care units (ICUs) across Tajikistan. As the health professionals primarily responsible for the management of severe cases of influenza infection, these clinicians are likely to be the first to detect severe cases...Read more

ICU Management


2015 31 Jan

A low intramucosal pH (pHi) and an increase in the difference between gastric mucosal and arterial P CO2 (P CO2 gap) reflect splanchnic hypoperfusion and are good indicators of poor prognosis. Previously, some randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were performed based on the theory that normalising the low pHi or P CO2 gap could improve the outcomes...Read more