Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end? — Nursing Education Network

Journal Club Article: Reader, T. W., & Cuthbertson, B. H. (2011). Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?. Critical care, 15(6), 313. Background Comparing the lessons learnt and development of team training approaches in the aviation industry to the complex needs of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The… Continue Reading

Preoxygenation and intubation in ICU

An awaited trial on intubation in ICU. NIV definitely better than NRM for preoxygenation and intubation in ICU (SpO2<80% 16.6% vs 41.3% P=0.006) in @BJAJournals — Lascarrou (@JBLascarrou) December 21, 2017

Optimal oxygenation in ICU intubations

Pre-oxygenate your sick pts in ICU/ER with NIV or high-flow oxygen (or both!) before intubation to avoid desaturation and collaps.#ISICEM17 — Anesthesia&CritCare (@AnesthCritCare) March 23, 2017 OPTINIV: combining NIV w high-flow oxygen (=apneic oxygenation) seems to best preserve oxygenation during intubation in the ICU. #ISICEM17 — Anesthesia&CritCare (@AnesthCritCare) March 23, 2017 Key message… Continue Reading

Unplanned Emergency Intubation (UEI) in the ICU by Dr Mayo

The components of crisis resource management during f.i. emergency intubation in ICU, according to #Mayo. #ISICEM17 — Anesthesia&CritCare (@AnesthCritCare) March 23, 2017 #Mayo 's checklist for emergency intubation in the ICU. #ISICEM17 — Anesthesia&CritCare (@AnesthCritCare) March 23, 2017 #Mayo favors "graded sedation" w no muscle relaxants vs RSI for emergency intubation. I would… Continue Reading


We have been concerned about hyperoxaemia for a long time. Numerous studies have documented how supranormal O2-concentrations are harmfull in critical illness. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell anyway, ICU practice hasn’t changed much. We deal with hypoxia straight away, but otherwise we leave … Continue reading → via THE OXYGEN-ICU TRIAL —

A call for action against burnout syndrome — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Recently, four american scientific societies of Intensive Care Medicine, have launched a call for action about the burnout syndrome (BOS) of the ICU professionals. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine have published a document whose aim is to… Continue Reading

ICU: a branch of hell?

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today we make an exception in our holiday break to share great news with you. Intensive Care Medicine has just published on line another article signed by IC-HU Project members: Dra. Ángela Alonso of the ICU of Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada and myself.ICU: a branch of hell? (click here to access…… Continue Reading