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Mastering Intensive Care

Jun 27, 2018

What is it like to witness an intensivist struggle?


And what can we learn from the shocking death of an intensivist?


This special Mastering Intensive Care episode is on a difficult and important topic. Rather than focusing on bringing our best selves to work, the focus of this episode is the ultimate tragedy of our...

Jun 12, 2018

Is your ward round stimulating and educational?


Do you help learning by creating debates on the ward round for and against the simple interventions we use?


In this week’s episode, Belgian intensivist, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent describes what happens in his ICU, on a daily basis, and indeed on the ward rounds....

May 29, 2018

In this week’s episode you’ll hear an invigorating conversation with Francesca Rubulotta. This power-packed, enthusiastic, passionate, water polo-playing, Italian doctor, now living and working in London, UK, is seriously ambitious to help patients other than those in her ICU, mostly by advancing education...

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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