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.
Peter is Deputy Director of Intensive Care at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia and an Associate Professor at both the University of Queensland and Monash University in Melbourne. He holds specialist qualifications in both Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and has experience in both laboratory and clinical research. He is the immediate past chair and a senior examiner for the first part examination of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand and a primary examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He is a board member of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and of The Intensive Care Foundation. In addition to his clinical and teaching roles his active research interests include clinical trial design, utilising clinical information systems to facilitate research, weaning patients from mechanical ventilation and the management of severe sepsis.
Peter is one of those doctors who mixes research, teaching and clinical care really well. So he is perfectly placed to speak on a bunch of topics in this episode, like:
My genuine hope with this podcast is to inspire and empower you to bring your best self to work and to adopt improved habits and behaviours at work, so you can more masterfully interact with and care for your patients, their families and your colleagues. Thanks for joining me on a quest to improve outcomes both in your intensive care and in mine. Please help me to spread the message by simply emailing your colleagues, posting on social media or rating and reviewing the podcast.
Feel free to leave a comment or a question on the LITFL episode page, on twitter using #masteringintensivecare, on the Facebook “mastering intensive care” page or by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for listening on the journey towards mastering intensive care.
Show notes (people, organisations, resources or links mentioned in the episode)
MANIC Course: https://www.baxterprofessional.com.au/manic/
Princess Alexandra Hospital: https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/princess-alexandra-hospital
University of Queensland: https://www.uq.edu.au/
Monash University: https://www.monash.edu/
Intensive Care Foundation: http://www.intensivecarefoundation.org.au/
ANZICS CTG: http://www.anzics.com.au/Pages/CTG/CTG-home.aspx
ANZICS/ACCCN annual conference: http://intensivecareasm2017.com.au/
Journal article on “Patient Care, Square-Rigger Sailing, and Safety": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18840843
Mastering Intensive Care podcast: http://masteringintensivecare.libsyn.com/
Mastering Intensive Care at Life In The Fast lane: https://lifeinthefastlane.com/litfl/mastering-intensive-care/