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Mastering Intensive Care

Dec 6, 2018

Our ICUs might be growing larger in size but there seem to be the same number of very sick patients to care for overall. All of which means we seem to be admitting a greater proportion of less unwell patients to our ICUs, especially in the larger tertiary ICUs. Given we also suffer from “bed block”, where there are...


Nov 8, 2018

What number of patients should an intensivist simultaneously care for to optimise outcomes?

Is a system with different day and night intensivists best for all?

These are two of the questions discussed during the latest episode of Mastering Intensive Care in which Hayley Gershengorn shares her research and personal...


Sep 28, 2018

How did your patient feel that time you took several attempts to place a CVC?

What might happen after a dose of haloperidol for delirium?

 

In this compelling episode, Professor Paul Wischmeyer, shares some of his experiences as a patient in the ICU. Since he was 15 he has endured multiple hospitalizations and ICU stays...


Sep 12, 2018

Do you have too many career interests outside of your basic clinical practice?

Are your daily focus areas as few as three? Family, clinical and perhaps one other thing?

 

In this episode Australian intensivist, Marianne Chapman, speaks about how she keeps her life under control by focussing on her big three - family,...


Aug 23, 2018

Do you spend time finding out what the “why” is for your patient?

Have you considered it’s not what is the matter with the patient but what matters to the patient? What the patient thinks their purpose is? Or at the very least, what they wish for during the next part of life, however short that may be?

In this...