Critical Care Skeptic: Zoom On Paul Marik
1. What are your key areas of interest and research?
Management of sepsis; haemodynamics and fluid resuscitation; corticosteroids and critical illness.
2. What are the major challenges in your field?
Sepsis is a very complex disease process with limited funding for research and competing vested interests which “muddy the water”.
3. What is your top management tip?
Listen with all your senses and communicate with openness and honesty.
4. What would you single out as a career highlight?
When I was an intern I received a box of chocolates from a grateful patient who claimed I saved her life...
5. If you had not chosen this career path you would have become a…?
6. What are your personal interests outside of work?
Entertaining our pugs (dogs with squished in faces), hiking, sitting and thinking or just sitting and not thinking.
7. Your favourite quote?
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” - Albert Einstein.
Watch: SMACC: Rob MacSweeney vs Paul Marik – Predicting Fluid Responsiveness is a Waste of Time, from: Emcrit.org - posted by Scott Weingart
Published on : Tue, 20 Sep 2016
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