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Mastering Intensive Care

May 10, 2018

This week is International Nurses Week culminating in International Nurses Day on Saturday May 12th, the date on which Florence Nightingale was born. To celebrate this, my special guest this week is an intensive care nurse, Claire Davies.

Claire is my wife. To me, she is intelligent, caring, kind and compassionate, as...

Apr 6, 2018

Does each bedside decision you make actually help your patient to feel, function or survive?

Have you considered how frightening and intimidating the Intensive Care Unit environment is to your patients and their families?

Do you feel empowered by the people you work with and the culture in your ICU?


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Mar 8, 2018

How well do you understand what happens to your patients after they leave the ICU?

Do you find out how they go and feed this back to your ICU team?


Most of you give excellent care to your patients whilst they are in the intensive care unit. No doubt this will be compassionate, appropriate, diligent,...

Feb 22, 2018

How do you balance the use of your clinical experience with the literature-based evidence?

Are you a good enough listener?

Is the clinical handover in your ICU the best it could be?


I’ve been reflecting on these questions since I talked to A/Prof Peter Kruger for this week’s Mastering Intensive Care podcast.


Feb 1, 2018

What are the biggest challenges when beginning as a fully-fledged intensive care clinician?

How do you best use your senior colleagues when your experience bank is still small?

What can you do to help achieve gender equity in intensive care medicine?


These are some of the questions you’ll ponder as you listen to the...