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Volume 17 - Issue 4, 2017

2017 22 Nov

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Adult education for ICU management: a better way

2017 22 Nov

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 and learning strategies improves outcomes from the education.... Read more

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“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

2017 22 Nov

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 harmonised model of training doctors caring for critically... Read more

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Making critical care education BASIC: a collaborative approach to training

2017 22 Nov

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. This brings particular challenges in training staff.... Read more

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Education

2017 20 Nov

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically” Martin Luther King Worldwide there is still much variation in type and duration of intensive care medicine training programmes (Amin et al. 2016). What is clear is that training programmes need to cover the ‘basics’ as well as adapt to accommodate new skills,... Read more

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Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Train the Intensivists of the Future

2016 24 Oct

Dr Kaushik Bhowmick regularly uses the X-Porte point-of-care ultrasound system in his daily practice  West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained:... Read more

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Critical Care Education and Leadership

2016 11 Mar

Todd Dorman takes office as President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in February 2016. He is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Vice Chair for Critical Care Services, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination; Associate Dean for Continuing Medical... Read more

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Infection Risk on Removing PPE

2015 13 Oct

The skin and clothing of healthcare workers were prone to contamination during the removal of gloves or gowns, based on a simulation study that used fluorescent lotion and black light. The findings are published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . Curtis J. Donskey, MD, of the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues conducted the... Read more

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Education and Training in Intensive Care European Perspective

2013 15 Aug

Education and training have increased its importance the last decades. Twelve years ago European Society of Intensive Care (ESICM) published a paper concerning training in intensive care (Int Care Med 1996) and the society efforts to improve training within intensive care have expanded considerably since that time. Intensive care is an established... Read more