Search Tag: Intensivists

ICU Management

2019 15 Jan

Challenges and advantages of engaging a clinical  staffing and management service for your ICU Trusting a third-party partner to staff and manage your ICU isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Your hospital’s reputation is at stake. Even more important, so are your patients’ health and safety. Finding the right partner to help you deliver... Read more

IMAGING Management

Fulfilling a promise to Mosul with point-of-care ultrasound

2018 11 Dec

Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is slowly rebuilding its healthcare infrastructure after years of war and destruction. Dr Henryk Pich, a consultant anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the University of Dresden, Germany, visited the region soon after the fighting had ended, supported by the independent aid organisation CADUS. Moved by the makeshift... Read more

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What should we stop doing in the ICU?

2018 16 Oct

In this article, I highlight that the most important thing intensive care physicians should stop doing is ignoring that they are prone to several cognitive biases. I will first support my statement by looking for conceptual caveats and cognitive bias in routine intensive care unit (ICU) care, and then move to specific patient and structural problems.... Read more

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Solid cancer patients: high day-120 mortality post-ICU discharge

2018 17 Apr

The challenge for intensivists is to identify which patients with solid cancers would benefit from ICU care. A new multicentre, retrospective study finds a high mortality in the ICU and in the hospital among these patients, although the medium-term survival is quite acceptable, especially for patients with cancers other than lung cancers. The findings... Read more

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LIVES2017: Migration and intensive care: what about ethics?

2017 06 Oct

With vast numbers of migrants and refugees reaching Europe over the last few years, what are the implications for intensivists? A session arranged by the Ethics section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, which held its 30th congress in Vienna at the end of September, explored the issues.   Individual enthusiasm takes you only... Read more

ICU Management

2017 14 Mar

The intensivist of the future will need three sets of principles that guide everything they do: an internal set, an interpersonal set and an organisational set. Those internal principles that we should be selecting for are people who are humble, curious and compassionate. You cannot embrace intensive care medicine if you are not humble enough, and... Read more

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Are Newly Licensed Intensivists Prepared for Practice?

2017 21 Feb

A study in the Netherlands indicates that recently licensed intensivists are well prepared for most tasks in intensive care medicine (ICM). However, lower preparedness scores on tasks related to leadership and management, science, and professional development call for re-evaluation of the current curriculum. The findings will be published in Journal... Read more

Health Management

Training the Intensivists of the Future

2016 13 Nov

West Suffolk Hospital is a district general hospital located in a 19-hectare parkland site on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds. The hospital has a strong focus on ultrasound training, and its intensive care trainees have the opportunity to develop their skills in point-of- care cardiac and lung ultrasound using state-of-the-art equipment, as consultant... Read more

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The ICU Specialist: WFSICCM Task Force Report

2016 12 Jul

The World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) has outlined the role and responsibilities of an ICU specialist in a new report, published in the Journal of Critical Care . "The clear and unequivocal message is that intensive care units (ICUs) around the world should be managed by ICU specialists", said  Dr.... Read more

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We Need to Connect

2013 15 Aug

For this "After ICU" edition of ICU Management, Managing Editor Sherry Scharff sat down with Jean-Daniel Chiche to discuss a range of engaging topics including the allure of intensive care medicine as a specialty, the need to push away from the "hero" culture and the importance of being human. What Brought You to the Field of Intensive Care?... Read more