Jan 26, 2020
In this episode of the Mastering Intensive Care podcast we replay a previous episode which featured Paul Wischmeyer (broadcast originally as episode 35).
Paul is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, the Director of Perioperative Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Co-Director of the Nutrition Support Service at Duke University Hospital in the United States. Paul works mainly as a perioperative, critical care, and nutrition physician focused on enhancing preparation and recovery from surgery and critical care. His academic career has led to large numbers of publications, grants and invited presentations. And what’s unique about Paul is that his passion for helping patients stems from his own personal experience as a patient.
In this replayed interview from 2018, Paul describes how he ended up as a physician, after having disturbing and traumatic patient experiences (including procedures, medications and suboptimal communication) and how this has helped him to be a better doctor and an example and teacher to others. He also discusses topics including ward rounds, cooperating with a palliative care team, caring for ourselves, the importance of nutrition and exercise, good onstage presentation techniques, and some valuable closing tips for all of us.
I invite you to listen to this replay episode with Paul Wischmeyer.
About the Mastering Intensive Care podcast: The podcast is aimed to inspire and empower you to bring your best self to the intensive care unit, through conversations with thought-provoking guests. The hope is you’ll glean insights to move you closer towards being the best and most human healthcare professionals you can be, so you can make the most valuable contribution to your patient’s lives.
Links related to Paul Wischmeyer
Paul Wischmeyer on Twitter: @Paul_Wischmeyer
Links to other resources (in order of mentioning)
Links related to Mastering Intensive Care podcast
Andrew Davies on Twitter: @andrewdavies66
Andrew Davies on Instagram: @andrewdavies66