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Mastering Intensive Care

Aug 30, 2017

Whilst the skills of applying life support and resuscitation take up most of our training, they are relatively easier to master than the skills that allow us to become good at diagnosis, good at communication, and most of all good at being resilient over a whole career so we can satisfactorily work with others and deal...

Aug 23, 2017

Do you think your procedural skills are more important than your ability to lead and to mentor?

Do you have a department head who talks about your personal wellness with you?

How do you maintain and improve your skills in leading a family meeting?


Professor Brian Cuthbertson believes that our non-technical skills,...

Aug 16, 2017

What sort of things do you tell yourself when you are resuscitating a patient?

Are you self-critical about your ability to deal with the situation?

Is your inner voice so loud that you can’t concentrate on the task?

This is a topic we don’t speak enough about in intensive care. The inner dialogue, which can often be...

Aug 9, 2017

Is the patient the centre of every action you take in the ICU? Do you exude calm and enthusiastic energy and greet other team members warmly and genuinely? Do you seek pleasure in seeing colleagues grow to become more skilled than you are?

These are 3 questions you might ask yourself after you listen to this episode...