Palliative Care in Intensive Care

Carol Davies, David Harvie & Rob Chambers

Welcome back to FICMLearning Podcasts.

This month we have two fantastic episodes on Palliative Care. Gareth Thomas speaks with Dr Carol Davies (Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Southampton), Dr David Harvie (Higher Trainee in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in Wessex) and Dr Rob Chambers (Consultant in Intensive Care in Southampton).

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Nutrition Protocols Won’t Treat a Patient as an Individual but a Dietitian Can

Samantha Cook

Leaving school I had little idea of what I wanted to be “when I grow up,” so I pursued my interests and choose to study BSc Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham.  Fast forward to my final year of study and I was little the wiser as to where I wanted my career to take me.  During finals my father underwent a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and as part of his rehabilitation saw a dietitian – cue light-bulb moment

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Artificial Intelligence

Hugh Montgomery

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This month we’ll be talking to Prof Hugh Montgomery about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the potential application of it in critical care and the wider healthcare environment. Hugh is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London (UCL), where he also directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance. He has a research interest in Artificial Intelligence as applied to Health and has worked with Google Deepmind and Google Health.

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Environmentally Sustainable Intensive Care

Heather Baid

Climate change is now considered to be a climate crisis because of the health emergency occurring from increasing carbon dioxide levels, rising temperatures, climbing sea levels, more frequent extreme weather events, worsening air pollution and loss of biodiversity1, 2

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Eyes on the Prize – Why is Eye Care Important?

Duncan Philp

Many patients in the ITU are unable to look after their own eyes so it is vitally important that we take care of them on their behalf. They are at higher risk of eye damage both as a result of their acute illness and due to the treatment they receive on ITU. 

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