This package will teach you about the recognition and management of the critically ill patient. It is aimed to equip the medical student with the knowledge and skills to allow them, without feeling intimidated, to catch ill patients at an early stage to prevent further deterioration. Covers topics such as ABCDE assessment, SBAR, MEWS and basic initial management options.
almost 10 years ago
This Dutch foundation 'Family and Patient Centered Intensive Care' (FCIC) www.fcic.nl - is widening the horizon of the focus on the impact of Intensive Care on the quality of life of patients. What is happening in this field in your region?
over 5 years ago
We are obsessed with Emergency Department (ED) Critical Care. A blog & podcast for medical education on ED Intensive Care, Trauma, and Resuscitation.
over 5 years ago
<p>Everything you need to know about the how and why to induce hypothermia in post cardiac arrest patients. We interview Dr. Scott Weingart and take a deep look into his soul to discover the platinum nugget of critical care emergency medicine. </p <p>Also...</p <p>-The ercast hotline is open. Give us a call at 503-208-5680 and tell us what you have to say</p <p>-Another reason that c-diff sucks</p <p>-Your emails</p <p>And not much more</p>
Rob Orman, MD
over 10 years ago
Here’s some of the papers that caught our eye this week here at HEFT EMCAST from the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care world. Many of the papers will form the foundation of our podcasts (subscribe here via iTunes). All papers are hyperlinked to abstracts where available. →
almost 7 years ago
London NHS trust tests critical care patients for HIV: Barts Health NHS Trust, which has six hospitals in London, is to test patients in critical care units for HIV in an effort to ensure early diagnosis. The move follows a successful pilot from October 2012 to April 2013 at the Royal London Hospital in which all patients in the adult critical care unit were offered a blood test for HIV. Of the 899 patients, 465 (52%) agreed to the test, three of whom tested positive …
over 6 years ago
Critical care medicine is a dynamic and exciting arena where complex pathophysiologic states require extensive knowledge and up-to-date clinical information. An extensive kno- edge of basic pathophysiology, as well as awareness of the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments that are used to optimize care in the critically ill is essential. Since our frst edition 7 years ago, new information crucial to the care and understanding of the critically ill patient has rapidly accumulated. Because this knowledge base crosses many different disciplines, a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach presenting the information is essential, similar to the multidisciplinary approach that is used to care for the critically ill patient. We have strived to provide this content in an easily digestible format that uses a variety of teaching tools to facilitate understanding of the presented concepts and to enhance information retention. To meet the demand to provide comprehensive and diverse education in order to und- stand the pathogenesis and optimum care of a variety of critical illnesses, we have subst- tially revised the prior topics in the frst edition with updated information. We have also markedly expanded the number of topics covered to include acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, an expanded discussion of the physiology and operation of mechanical ventilation, obstetrical care in the ICU, neurosurgical emergencies, acute co- nary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, role of whole body rehabilitation in the ICU, ethical conduct of human research in the ICU, and nursing care of the ICU patient.
almost 6 years ago
Dr. Seheult explains how to recognize changes peak and plateau pressures, and the medical causes of these changes (bronchospasm, mucus secretions, pulmonary ...
almost 6 years ago