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Mastering Intensive Care

Dec 20, 2021

This episode focuses on learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic. Important lessons our global Intensive Care community, your local ICU and you personally might take away from what the novel coronavirus has caused - at least so far.

Previous episodes of this series (a series best listened to in episode order) have allowed you to hear the experiences of busy ICU clinicians, the work of an ICU clinical psychologist, and some supportive strategies different institutions have used during the pandemic. Here you’ll listen to the valuable thoughts and considerations about topics including personal wellbeing, awareness of mindset, effects on healthcare workers as a group and even some possible gains from the pandemic hardship.

In this sixth episode of the “Persevering Through A Pandemic” series, the guests (in order of appearance) are Dr Rana Awdish, Dr Hayley Gershengorn, Dr Laura Rock, Dr Wes Ely, CCRN Simone Hannah-Clark, Dr Peter Brindley, Dr Matt Morgan, Dr Hugh Montgomery, Dr Georg Auzinger and Dr Julie Highfield.

I firmly believe that ICU clinicians across the world need to spend time reflecting, processing or simply healing from this pandemic. Reinvigorating ourselves from the difficulties we’ve suffered and restoring ourselves for whatever is to come. My hope is this episode will help you to do this.

Thank you for listening to these wise and thoughtful Intensive Care clinicians speak about how they’ve been “Persevering Through A Pandemic”.


Andrew Davies




About the Mastering Intensive Care podcast: The podcast aims to inspire and empower Intensive Care clinicians through conversations about the human side of Intensive Care to bring their best selves to work by focusing on compassion, collaboration and personal wellbeing.



Links to featured guests (in order of appearance)

Dr Rana Awdish

Dr Rana Awdish on Twitter @RanaAwdish

Dr Hayley Gershengorn

Dr Hayley Gershengorn on Twitter @HBGMD

Dr Laura Rock

Dr Laura Rock on Twitter @drlaurarock

Dr Wes Ely

Dr Wes Ely on Twitter @WesElyMD

CCRN Simone Hannah-Clark

CCRN Simone Hannah-Clark on Twitter @kiwi_yankee

Dr Peter Brindley

Dr Peter Brindley on Twitter @docpgb

Dr Matthew Morgan

Dr Matthew Morgan on Twitter @dr_mattmorgan

Dr Hugh Montgomery

Dr Hugh Montgomery on Twitter @hugh_montgomery

Dr Georg Auzinger

Dr Julie Highfield

Dr Julie Highfield on Twitter @DrJulie_H


Links to other resources (in order of mentioning)

Book "Every Deep-Drawn Breath" (by Wes Ely)


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Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 33 with Wes Ely

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 36 with Hayley Gershengorn

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 41 with Rana Awdish

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 47 with Matt Morgan

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 48 with Laura Rock

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 49 with Hugh Montgomery

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 57 with Georg Auzinger

Mastering Intensive Care podcast - Episode 60 with Simone Hannah-Clark

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