Critical care medicine encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of clinical problems representing the extreme of human disease. Critically ill patients require intensive care by a coordinated team. The critical care specialist or intensivist may be the primary provider of care in ICU.The intensivist needs to be competent not only in a broad range of conditions common among critically ill patients but also with the technological procedures and devices used in the intensive care setting. The care of critically ill patients raises many complicated ethical and social issues, and the intensivist must be competent in areas such as end-of-life decisions, advance directives, estimating prognosis, and counseling of patients and their families.Important procedural skills for the critical care medicine specialist include advanced cardiac life support, arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation, bedside pulmonary function, mechanical ventilation, placement of arterial and central venous lines, insertion of temporary pacemaker, endotracheal intubation, placement of pulmonary artery catheter, and interpretation of waveforms.
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Cochin safeskills academy has great pleasure in inviting you to “RESPIRATORY SYMPOSIUM” which will be held soon at Dubai.The programme will be a full day event.This academic programme will cover some of the core topics in critical care with focus on the most recent updates. Topics will be handled by renowned faculty in critical care , pulmonary medicine and infectious diseases. Physicians, Surgeons, Anaesthesiologist and other doctors who manage ICU patients will find this programme extremely useful. (more…)