Latest Articles in ICU
Adult education for ICU management: a better way
Frequently, formal education sessions crafted for medical professionals fall short in their ability to advance the competency of providers. There is a better way! It involves utilising knowledge from the adult education world and applying it to our critical care domain. A move to active teaching andRead more
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
The COmpetency-BAsed Training programme in Intensive Care for Europe and other world regions (CoBaTrICE) The COmpetency-BAsedTraining programme in Intensive Care Medicine (CoBaTrICE) has been the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)’s vision to achieve a unified and harmonisedRead more
Making critical care education BASIC: a collaborative approach to training
This article highlights the key current challenges of intensive care training and education. We share our experience of utilising modern educational techniques through the BASIC Collaboration to facilitate global critical care training. Critical care is a young and rapidly expanding specialty.Read more
Effective education for palliative care: communication as a procedure
Palliative care for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit is increasingly in the mainstream, and palliative care principles are vital to ensure comprehensive patient care. ICU Management & Practice spoke to Caroline J. Hurd, MD, Director of Education Operations at UW Cambia PalliatiRead more
Free Open-Access Medical education (FOAM) and critical care
This article describes the nature of FOAM (Free Open-Access Medical education), its strengths and weaknesses, and how it can be used effectively by critical care clinicians, educators, and students.“…and to teach them this art — if they desire to learn it — without fee and covenant.”—excerpt from thRead more
Physiotherapy in the ICU e-learning programme
Development and evaluation of a module as part of an undergraduate international honours degree programmePreparing undergraduate students for the complex and daunting environment of the intensive care unit (ICU) is difficult for most undergraduate programmes. The European School of Physiotherapy, AmRead more
Benefits of CRM education and simulation in intensive care and emergency medicine
First developed in aviation, CRM education facilitates prevention of accidents in medicine. Beyond the improvement of technical skills, the simulation can provide to learners the capacity to work with other team members, to pay attention to the work environment and to manage physiological or psycholRead more
New member welcomed to Editorial Board
ICU Management and Practice Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent is delighted to announce that Dr. Francesca Rubulotta has joined the Editorial Board. Dr. Rubulotta is Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Imperial College, Charing Cross and St MaryRead more
Is there a ‘weekend effect’ for ICU mortality?
The risk of dying in the intensive care unit (ICU) is higher for patients admitted at the weekend compared to those admitted on a weekday, according to a retrospective study of registry data from Austria published in Critical Care (Zajic et al. 2017). However, the risk of dying in the ICU on a weekeRead more
Study: AKI alerts associated with lower mortality, LOS
A clinical decision support system (CDSS) that monitors blood creatinine levels in hospitalised patients to alert physicians to potential acute kidney injury (AKI) was associated with a small but significant reduction in mortality and hospital length of stay (LOS), according to research from the UniRead more
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