One day, in a hospital very close to your own, you are doing an anaesthetic list with a specialist anaesthetist. A very good anaesthetist. One who does cardiac bypasses and liver resections. One who does research. One who doesn't panic. The thinking woman's anaesthetist. And you have the privilege of being here with him, for the whole day, eager to learn pearls of wisdom … [Read more...] about What motivates us?
On 9th May, the Victorian Intensive Care Network is proud to present Professor Jamie Cooper and Dr Dashiell Gantner, speaking at the RACV Club, in Melbourne. We are very privileged to hear these two researchers, who will talk on the latest ICU studies and translating research into practice. Professor Cooper is Monash University Director of the Australian and New Zealand … [Read more...] about VIN: Cutting edge of ICU research
Communication is a core ICU and Emergency department skill - indeed, most would argue it is a core skill for every doctor. This month, the Victorian Intensive Care Network proudly welcomes Dr Rohit D'Costa and Dr Steve Philpot to talk at on Communication in the ICU. Dr Rohit D'Costa is an intensivist and lead medical donation specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He … [Read more...] about VIN: ICU communication – when good conversations go bad
Hepatic Failure and Liver Transplantation featured in 2 questions from the latest (August 2012) CICM Fellowship Exam. Question 11 asked about management principles following liver transplant in an end-stage liver disease patient, and question 14 asked to critically evaluate the role of serum ammonia. With pass rates of 39% and 42% respectively, it is clear that these … [Read more...] about VIN: Acute Hepatic Failure and Liver Transplantation
aka ECG Exigency 013 One fine day, (or was it a midsummer night), in a hospital not far from here, a strange looking patient is brought into the ED. His name is William, but he says "Call me Bill!". Strangely his last name is Shakespeare. You giggle. What a funny name, you think. So familiar... Before you can wonder any longer whether this Midsummer Night's Dream, a Friday … [Read more...] about VT or not VT? That is the question…