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Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... Read more

An integrated approach to interventional cardiovascular medicineAccording to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide.[1] As CVDs are on the rise, it’s important to understand the risk factors associated with complex heart disease, as well as the impact of innovative solutions that can offer... Read more

In her clinical role Ella Segaran works on the general / trauma ICU as the advanced critical care dietitian at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.  She is passionate about clinical care, education and research and about raising the profile of nutrition in our patients.  Ella says that she is lucky to have a full-time... Read more

Prof. Massimo Antonelli is President Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He takes up office as President at the ESICM congress in Milan in October 2016.Dr. Antonelli has been Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology at the “Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore” Rome Italy since  November 1999. He serves as Director of the... Read more

1.What are your key areas of interest and research? Patient safety is the most important.  The goal of medicine is to take care of our patients and to monitor them for the rest of their lives. What a pity if they develop radiation-induced pathologies or significant nephropathy through ignorance. Our patient dose management software RadiationDose Monitor... Read more

Samuel Brown, MD, is Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is also Director of the Center for Humanizing Critical Care and Assistant Director, Critical Care Echocardiography Service at Intermountain Medical Center.1.  ... Read more

Cardiologist Dr. Rolf Gomes founded Heart of Australia with the vision of bringing specialist cardiology services that people in the city take for granted to the people living in rural and remote Queensland. Heart of Australia is an Australian first, a custom-made mobile medical clinic which is fully equipped with specialist diagnostic equipment. Dr.... Read more

Karen A. McQuillan, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN, is  President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Karen received her Bachelors of Nursing and Masters of Science in Trauma/Critical Care Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked since 1987 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the R Adams Cowley Shock... Read more

Professor Pedro Póvoa, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Nova Medical School, New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and Coordinator of the Polyvalent Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, CHLO in Lisbon. Prof. Póvoa is Associate Editor of Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, and is a member of the editorial board... Read more

Sharon Einav, MSc, MD has chaired the subcommittee for Intensive Care Medicine at the European Society of Anaesthesiology since January 2014. She is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Director of Surgical Intensive Care and Chair of the Resuscitation Committee at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem,... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? My major area of interest is to build a community set of tools to improve the interoperability of Health Information System What are the major challenges in your field? Sustainability of such a project project   What is your top management tip? Create an environment of constant learning and development—be... Read more

Dr. Zeev Goldik became President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology in January 2016. Dr. Goldik is Head of Post Anaesthesia Care Unit at the Carmel Medical Centre in Haifa, Israel. He is Chairman of the Council for European Specialist Medical Assessment (CESMA) , and Past President of the Israel Society of Anaesthesiologists.1. What are your... Read more

People need to talk; stakeholders need to network. Both activities are needed in order to build roadmaps for future directions in the field of active and healthy ageing. ENGAGED http://www.engaged-innovation.eu was a thematic network, funded by the European Commission, that run for over two years. It was a learning community for sustainable active... Read more

Professor Jerry P. Nolan, FRCA FRCP FFICM FCEM (Hon), is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. Prof. Nolan is Vice-Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and Editor-in-Chief of the ERC’s official journal... Read more

Prof. Élie Azoulay, MD, PhD took up post in 2013 as Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Dr. Azoulay is Professor of Medicine at  Paris Diderot University, France, and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Saint-Louis Teaching Hospital in Paris.1. What are your... Read more

Michael S. Niederman, MD, MACP, FCCP, FCCM, FERS is Clinical Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. 1.      What are your key areas of interest and research?Respiratory infections. I focus my interests on pneumonia arising in the... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? I am fascinated with pathophysiology in general. As an illustrator, I enjoy the opportunity to express my creativity and explore how the human body works. I feel lucky to be a PA in the field of internal medicine, where I get to help patients with a wide spectrum of issues. It’s very rewarding to take... Read more

Robert W. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing... Read more

The NHS is constantly working to deliver health services which are safe, effective and provide a good experience of care. At some stage in our lives almost all of us will have cause to see a doctor – in our local general practice or in a hospital setting – and want to be sure that our doctors meet the high standards we expect. Every year doctors undergo... Read more

Prof. Daniel Lichtenstein is a medical intensivist and visiting Professor, who has worked at the medical ICU, University Hospital Ambroise-Paré in Paris, since 1989. This ICU, previously chaired by Prof. François Jardin, is believed to be the first ICU that had ultrasound onsite for cardiac purposes.In 1991 Prof. Lichtenstein defined critical ultrasound,... Read more

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