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Mastering Intensive Care

Mar 4, 2019

This week’s guest, Australian intensivist Dr Ed Litton, truly amazes and inspires me. Despite having a full-time clinical and research career, and a young family, Ed pursues his passion for adventure mostly through ultra-endurance exercise.

Many intensivists run, swim, cycle or do other sorts of vigorous exercise in...


Jan 20, 2019

Happy New Year. Here’s hoping 2019 is a great one for you.

Mastering Intensive Care is aimed to inspire and empower you, as an intensive care clinician, to bring your best self to the ICU, through conversations with thought-provoking guests. I think there’s a gap in education on the topics we cover on this show...


Dec 23, 2018

How well do you know your colleagues?

How much do you socialise with them?

Do you have an annual retreat for your colleagues and their families?

 

After you listen to this episode you may reflect on these questions. To give your patients the very best care possible it seems obvious that your team needs to know each...


Dec 6, 2018

Our ICUs might be growing larger in size but there seem to be the same number of very sick patients to care for overall. All of which means we seem to be admitting a greater proportion of less unwell patients to our ICUs, especially in the larger tertiary ICUs. Given we also suffer from “bed block”, where there are...


Nov 8, 2018

What number of patients should an intensivist simultaneously care for to optimise outcomes?

Is a system with different day and night intensivists best for all?

These are two of the questions discussed during the latest episode of Mastering Intensive Care in which Hayley Gershengorn shares her research and personal...