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Mastering Intensive Care

Dec 13, 2017

This week’s Mastering Intensive Care podcast features Dr Felicity Hawker who is one of the true female pioneers of Intensive Care in Australia and New Zealand.

I had the privilege of working with Felicity for over a decade from when I began as a brand new intensive care consultant over 20 years ago and I came to...

Dec 1, 2017

Are we truly making healthcare safer?

Do we adequately understand human factors in how we work in hospitals?

How would you respond if your partner died from a “routine operation”?


These are just 3 of the questions you are likely to ponder as you listen to this interview with Martin Bromiley OBE from the United...

Nov 10, 2017

Do you play the role of the exemplary leader in the ICU? Are you charming, funny, friendly and extroverted – even when these aren’t your natural personality characteristics? Do you throw yourself into your series of consecutive days in the ICU like you are going away to adventure camp? Do you outline specific...

Oct 26, 2017

Are you receiving elderly intubated patients where someone else says they want “everything” done? Are the doctors who refer patients to intensive care finding out what their patients really want towards the end of life? Does this frustrate you on a daily basis?


This is a huge topic in intensive care. Finding out...

Oct 11, 2017

Are your ICU patients ever in a holding pattern?

Do you aim to liberate your patients from ICU as soon as possible?

Is your caution about moving things forward harmful to our patients?


I don’t think we talk often enough about the dangers of conservatism in intensive care. About how if we are cautious in thinking the...