If there was one session at smaccGOLD that blew everyone away it was this (OK, SonoWars was mind-blowingly awesome as well...). On day 2 of the conference, Victoria Brazil (@SocraticEM) facilitated a discussion of some of the most difficult intangibles in critical care. What happens at the end of life? What is possible, what is reasonable, what is best? The panel involved a … [Read more...] about What is possible, what is reasonable, what is best?
If you work in a critical care setting in Australia you need to know about the FREE Family Donation Conversation Workshops being run by Donate Life. I attended the FDC workshop in Melbourne this week. The group was a great mix of intensivists, registrars, nurses and organ donor coordinators from all over Australia. Pre-specified seating meant the doctors couldn't huddle … [Read more...] about Family Donation Conversation Workshops
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