Question Discuss the role of physiotherapists in the management of patients in the ICU. Answer [DDET Answer and interpretation] Physiotherapists are part of the multidisciplinary team providing care to patients in the ICU. Physiotherapists perform an assessment that includes the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems to … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2013.2 Q24
"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." — Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919) Write it down in your diaries LITFLers, the place to be from May 31st to June 2nd 2013 is Wellington, New Zealand. Why? Not just because Wellington is the "coolest little capital in the world", but also because it is hosting the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of … [Read more...] about Down with Dogma!
That's right another big ICU conference is looming on the horizon — its the ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM 2012. The theme: ICU – It’s not all Black and White The dates: 25-27 October 2012 The place: Adelaide Convention Center Ken Lee and his organising crew are putting in a huge amount of work to make this a great conference covering a wide range of … [Read more...] about ICU – It’s not all Black and White
Are any LITFLers out there using the iPad for ward rounds in the ICU? If so, let us all know how you do it, and in typical style what the 'good, the bad and the ugly' of your experience with it is. Let's see what the collective technophilic genius of LITFL readers comes up with... … [Read more...] about How do you do ICU Rounds on the iPad?
Questions 29.1 Define delirium. 29.2 What is the prevalence of delirium in the critically ill? 29.3 What is its prognostic significance? 29.4 Briefly outline how you will manage delirium in the critically ill patient Answers 29.1 Define delirium. [DDET Answer and interpretation] A disturbance of consciousness with inattention accompanied by a change in cognition … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2009.2 Q29