This podcast is designed to inspire intensive care clinicians to become the very best they can be at delivering care to their critically ill patients.
Episode 68: David Tuxen - Making life and work fun (including ward rounds)
Intensivist David Tuxen, an Australian ICU pioneer, talks on topics including making life & work fun (even ward rounds), the value of thorough physical examination, building rapport and communicating well, and the potential toll of work on family life.
Episode 67: Rupert Pearse - Responding to the stress and the strain of COVID-19 in the UK
UK intensivist Rupert Pearse reflects on the Royal London Hospital’s response to the second wave of COVID-19. He discusses the ICU expansion, the stress on nursing staff, the value of culture and delivering public health messages through the media.
Episode 66: Todd Rice - Learning and teaching how to “not just do something, stand there”
US intensivist & physician scientist Todd Rice talks about the principle of not just doing something, the balance between confidence & competence, the value of transparency, his ICU’s Learning Health System, and the effects of COVID-19 on he & his team.
Episode 65: Five valuable lessons COVID-19 taught Intensive Care in 2020
Host Andrew Davies takes you through 5 important lessons he feels the Intensive Care community was taught by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020; lessons about human aspects of Intensive Care, not simply the drugs and devices we use.
Episode 64: Roger Harris & Oliver Flower - The innovative educationalists behind SMACC and CODA
Intensivists Roger Harris & Oli Flower describe the culture in their Sydney ICU, tell the story of SMACC, and explain how their Coda educational initiative can use the power of the healthcare community to achieve big things for humanity and the planet.
Episode 63: Naomi Pratt - A nurse practitioner’s personal and debilitating experience of long COVID
Nurse practitioner Naomi Pratt speaks of her co-leadership role in the Critical Care Liaison Nurse service at Peninsula Health; and her lived experience of developing COVID-19 from exposure at work and how it has endured as long COVID.