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?
This TEDx Newy talk by Australian intensivist Dr Peter Saul is essential viewing for LITFLers. Saul talks about death and dying from the Australian intensive care perspective. He highlights the crisis mounting as a a result of our 'head in the sand' cultural view of death. He shows that how we die is changing... and the modern ways aren't good. Most intensivists agree, the … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about dying
Regardless of the underlying cause of the illness, the provision of meticulous supportive care is essential to the management of any critically ill patient. Back in 2005, Jean Louis Vincent popularised the FAST HUGS mnemonic for recalling the key issues to review when looking after a critically ill patient. Vincent JL. Give your patient a fast hug (at least) once a day. Crit … [Read more...] about FAST HUGS IN BED Please!
Environmental selection pressures are a driving force behind adaptive processes in organisms. For instance, drug misuse is commonly blamed for the rise of multi-resistant drugs and the disposal of large amounts of nylon in India giving rise to nylonase enzymes. Whilst India has received much slack for its lay biotechnology industry’s creation of NDM-1, the spotlight has … [Read more...] about A New Threat Tied in to Intensive Care
The LITFL team recently added the ICU Rounds podcast to our easy-to-search database of free online podcasts. This podcast has been running for a couple of years now, and is produced by the exceptionally prolific Jeffrey Guy. Dr Guy has specialty training in burn surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University … [Read more...] about The BurnDoc’s ICU Rounds