Renal Masterclass

  Blogger Craig Denmade Rinaldo Bellomo Lui Forni Barbara Philips Presentation 1 Presenter Rinaldo Bellomo Great turnout for this more intimate session kicked off by Rinaldo Bellomo. He starts by presenting a case of rapid evolving multisystem organ failure following complex cardiac surgery for endocarditis. The patient undergoes a return to theatre due to complications… Read More

The International Sepsis Forum Round Table: Mission Accomplished in Sepsis? (Plenary)

The International Sepsis Forum Round Table: Mission Accomplished in Sepsis? Blog by Jack Wong Edited by Adrian Wong   The International Sepsis Forum Round Table: Mission Accomplished in Sepsis? Chair: Mervyn Singer From left to right: Derek Angus, Claudia Dos Santos, Peter Pickkers , Ron Daniels, Tim Walsh, Rinaldo Bellomo   Disclaimer: The following summary is the… Read More

Managing severe hypoxia

  Blogger PHW (@drph_w) Chair: Mervyn Singer, Luciano Gattinoni Following on from an interesting Q +A with Luciano we now get to hear more about the nuts and bolts of managing hypoxia. Intravenous oxygen microparticles – a lifeboat? John Kheir Summary/Key messages Clinical vignette about a 9mo girl admitted with RSV pneumonia, immuno-compromised because of… Read More

Maternity Critical care (Joint session OAA)

Blogger Adrian Wong (@avkwong) MBRACE – an update for intensivists Nuala Lucas Summary/Key messages Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risks through Audits and Confidential Enquires across UK (MBRRACE-UK) Evolution of the project; CEMACH –> CMACE –> MBRRACE Now annual, rather than triennial,  with focused subjects and much greater emphasis on learning Direct and indirect falling in number… Read More

Closing Plenary ICS SoA 2015

  Blogger Adrian Wong (@avkwong) ECCO2R/REST James MacNamee Summary/Key messages Role and potentials of low-flow CO2 removal system in mechanical ventilation Bench to bedside review: Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal, past present and future Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) in respiratory failure: an overview, and where next? How low can you go with TV? 30% of… Read More

Delirium and Mechanical Ventilation

  Blogger Adrian Wong (@avkwong) Delirium Valerie Page (@v_page) Summary/Key messages psychochemical warfare – delirium as weapon haloperidol vs risperidone both used for agitation NOT delirium An app for delirium – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25742756 HOPE study – http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(13)70166-8/abstract take home message antipsychotic for agitation talk to pts and relatives about delirium use months of the year backwards… Read More

Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education (Plenary

Blog by Jack Wong Edited by Adrian Wong Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education Chair: Anna Batchelor : Rob Mac Sweeney, Jonathan Downham, Stephen Webb, Mark Forrest, Steve Mathieu, Adrian Wong The discussion is opened by Steve Mathieu’s short presentation followed by Adrian Wong’s. The former states the benefit of social media and FOAM as an… Read More

ARDS over the decades: a personal dialogue

A session blog from Day 1 of State of the Art, London December 2015. See the full list.  Blogger PHW (@drph_w) Charlotte Summers/Luciano Gatinoni ARDS Masterclass Blog Standing room only for this talk with many delegates waiting to get in and standing at the back. Luciano clearly a very popular speaker with many keen to… Read More

Muscle wasting in critical illness

A session blog from Day 2 of State of the Art, London December 2015. See the full list.    Blogger – Andy Martin @andymartin5 Patient experience: Setting the scene The session started with a video of a 73-year-old patient who had been admitted to intensive care following pneumonia. She remained there for 3-4 weeks, receiving… Read More

Persistent critical illness: the patients who just won’t get better

A session blog from Day 2 of State of the Art, London December 2015. See the full list.  Blogger PHW (@drph_w) Chronic critical illness: Prevalent and under-recognised? Derek Angus Summary/Key messages Multiple evidence of those with prolonged critical illness have poor long term prognosis. Are we converting dead patients into the nearly dead? People with… Read More

Human Factors and ICU Simulation

A session blog from Day 2 of State of the Art, London December 2015. See the full list.  Blogger David Garry (@davidgarry2000) What have we learned from human factors research? Stephen Brett We have known since “critical to success” (the audit commission, 1998) that there is a large variation in performance across UK critical care… Read More

Critical Care and the Law

A session blog from Day 2 of State of the Art, London December 2015. See the full list.  Blogger David Garry (@davidgarry2000) Preventing future deaths Coroner Mary Hassell A succinct talk highlighting the following points on preventing future death (PFD) reports: What is a PFD report? A prevention of future deaths report (Coroners and Justice… Read More

Point of care Ultrasound: fad, future or current standard of care?

A session blog from Day 1 of State of the Art, London December 2015. See the full list.  Blog by Adrian Wong A Pro/Con Debate on the topic of Echocardiography and Lung Ultrasound on the Intensive Care Unit. If you have any thoughts on this area, we would love to hear from you. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY Pro-Con 1)… Read More

Pre-SOA CUSIC Course

As part of the buildup to #ICSSOA2015, the inaugural ICS CUSIC course was held over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of December 2015. Faculty comprised of colleagues experienced in the skills of echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasound. The course programme aimed to cover aspects of both the ICS FICE and CUSIC accreditation syllabus. Over 33 colleagues from as far away… Read More

ICS State of the Art CUSIC Course 2015 : Stop poisoning patients with radiation

Adrian Wong Critical care ultrasound is evolving. Previously the remit of enthusiasts, the use of ultrasound has become an invaluable tool which has the ability to guide clinical management. The Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography (FICE) accreditation is now an established programme which allows clinicians to attain the skills and competencies required in a critical care… Read More

Social Media Workshop

Podcast Panel: Steve Webb, Rob Mac Sweeney, Mark Forrest, Jonathan Downham, Adrian Wong & Steve Mathieu Here is the podcast from our social media workshop. We have also included our slides, some notes and links to useful resources. We cover everything from the basics of twitter to RSS feeds, periscope, designing websites and building a… Read More

CUSIC Pre-Conference Workshop

Saturday & Sunday 5-6th Dec 2015 Venue: Crowne Plaza London Docklands REGISTER NOW  (20% discount to attend SOA meeting if also register for CUSIC Course) I just want to attend the CUSIC course…. ONLINE: Online registration for 2 day CUSIC course (5-6th Dec) PAPER: Pre-SOA CUSIC Course Registration Form I just want to attend the SOA meeting… ONLINE: Online… Read More