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Topic: Emergency and critical care

September 18, 2018
Every surgical operation is an experiment in bacteriology – Moynihan
September 18, 2018
The operating room is a complex environment and knowledge and improvement of situation awareness can increase the performance in this domain, leading to better patient outcomes
September 18, 2018
This review aims to look at the theory behind targeted temperature management and how it is applied clinically, with attention to new research in this field and its impact on patient survival and neurological recovery
September 17, 2018
Sedation is an essential therapeutic strategy in the care of neurocritical patients. Potential benefits and risks of limiting deep sedation and daily interruption of sedation remain unclear
September 17, 2018
The biomarker soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor is a strong measure of chronic inflammation and underlying risk of negative patient outcomes including short-term mortality
Triage is the process of quickly assessing and prioritising patients according to urgency and need for treatment. Emergency departments (EDs)often use different risk scoring systems in use for this purpose. 
 
Widely used triage algorithms most often rely on vital signs and the presenting complaint and to a lesser extent clinical assessment. In addition to vital signs, some hospitals use laboratory tests for aiding in the decision of whether to admit or discharge the patient.
 
April 11, 2018
Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences computes the smartest distribution of emergency medical service stations

Optimised distribution of emergency medical service stations can ensure rapid emergency care for even greater swathes of the population – and save money at the same time. This is the result of a study by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems, Austria, published recently in an international journal.

April 11, 2018
The versatile ABL90 FLEX PLUS is the only compact blood gas analyser on the market to offer such an extensive range of critical care parameters

Radiometer Limited is pleased to announce the commercial launch of its CE-marked point-of-care tests for creatinine and urea, the latest additions to the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyser’s test menu.
 

February 15, 2018
Patient safety and clinical governance are major priorities for any NHS Trust, so ensuring both the accuracy and speed of a test result, and its confirmed match to the patient is essential

Radiometer Ltd has implemented its AQURE Enterprise point-of-care (POC) data management system at the University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust’s new Emergency Department.

September 22, 2017
New JRCALC guidelines recommend the use of Penthrox® for emergency pain relief in the UK

Galen Ltd has announced that the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) has issued its new pain management clinical practice guidelines for UK ambulance services teams.

September 1, 2017
In continuation of Radiometer’s commitment to the fight against sepsis – one of the world’s deadliest diseases - Radiometer is proud to sponsor World Sepsis Day for the second consecutive year

Each year, 30 million people are affected by sepsis and more than six million people die from the disease. While it is the number one cause of preventable deaths worldwide, sepsis is a disease that very few know of outside the medical field.
 

August 8, 2017
A staff calculation model for emergency departments that can be adjusted to accommodate multiple factors, and therefore be applied to any organisation’s facility, is presented
Crowded emergency departments (EDs) are dangerous for patients. More preventable medical errors occur during crowding,1 and crowding is associated with an increased patient mortality.2–5 Mortality is a strong outcome parameter, and the problem of crowding has to be taken seriously by hospital administrators. There are many reasons for ED crowding, including staff shortages, and the failure to match staff resources to patient flow.6
 
August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017
Moving the anaesthetists’ vital function expertise in critical emergency medicine into the emergency department and further afield is a logical extension of their role in the operating room
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines patient safety as “the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care. While health care has become more effective it has also become more complex, with greater use of new technologies, medicines and treatments. Health services treat older and sicker patients who often present with significant comorbidities requiring more and more difficult decisions as to health care priorities”.1
 
August 8, 2017
The operating room is a complex environment and knowledge and improvement of situation awareness can increase the performance in this domain and, therefore, provide better patient outcomes
June 15, 2017
Sharing patient’s wishes with health and care providers across London through Coordinate My Care’s personalised urgent care plan is delivering care quality and operational benefits with a system that is better addressing patients’ needs

Over 500,000 people die in England and Wales every year,1 and almost half of those die in hospital2 – despite the fact that under 3% of people say3 that is where they want to spend their final days.

June 6, 2017
In future, the identification of different sepsis patterns based on biomarkers, pathophysiology, or the responsible infection will allow the exploration of personalised treatments in this field
September 30, 2016
Radiometer demonstrates innovative point of care testing solutions and hosts a lunchtime symposium at this year's EuSEM meeting

Radiometer is proud to be a gold sponsor of this year’s European Congress on Emergency Medicine organised by the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM) in Vienna, Austria, October 1-5.

July 28, 2016
Enhancing provision of imaging services to ensure an efficient workflow throughout A&E at a London teaching hospital

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in West London has enhanced its provision of imaging services to ensure an efficient workflow throughout A&E as part of the first phase of a major redevelopment of the Emergency Department, which includes a new imaging suite.

New additions in technology from Siemens Healthineers include two Ysio Max digital X-ray systems; a SOMATOM® Definition AS CT within A&E; a Multix Fusion digital X-ray and a further Ysio Max in the Imaging Department.

May 25, 2016
Latest innovation from Philips in point-of-care testing has CE marked for compliance with the European in vitro diagnostic medical devices directive

Chest pain patients presenting at the emergency department are set to benefit from a major development by Royal Philips. The company today announced that it has CE marked its cardiac troponin I (cTnI) blood test on the Minicare I-20 handheld device. Minicare cTnI delivers its lab comparable test results in less than 10 minutes near the patient, reducing the time for the physician to decide on treatment.

May 12, 2016
Biomarkers and biomolecular techniques as an aid for clinical decision-making in the rapid diagnosis of sepsis are discussed in this article

Biomarkers and biomolecular techniques as an aid for clinical decision-making in the rapid diagnosis of sepsis are discussed in this article

 

 

May 12, 2016
Use of a new patient-dedicated blood gas analyser could aid transmission control and enhance workflow in intensive care units, particularly when under pressure during outbreaks of winter influenza

Use of a new patient-dedicated blood gas analyser could aid transmission control and enhance workflow in intensive care units, particularly when under pressure during outbreaks of winter influenza

 

 

May 12, 2016
This article outlines a recent randomised controlled trial of a modified Valsalva manoeuvre for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia

This article outlines a recent randomised controlled trial of a modified Valsalva manoeuvre for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia

 

 

May 10, 2016
Obesity poses a growing challenge to healthcare worldwide, which apart from increasing the risk for diverse medical conditions can have serious implications for airway management and ventilation in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine

Obesity poses a growing challenge to healthcare worldwide, which apart from increasing the risk for diverse medical conditions can have serious implications for airway management and ventilation in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine