STH Consultant CPD Updates: Intensive Care Medicine

This is the summary of the PowerPoint presentations from the consultant CPD teaching programme.

This month’s session provided an update on intensive care medicine in line with the Royal College of Anaesthetists Matrix.

The following areas were covered by Dr Ally Glossop, Dr Paul Whiting & Dr James Wigfull (all Consultants in Anaesthesia/ICM, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Early-goal directed therapy in sepsis – a flawed concept?

Rivers E, Nguyen B, Havstad S et al. Early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. New England Journal of Medicine 2001; 345: 1368-1377.

RHH Journal Club. June 13th, 2013. Dr Wei Yang Low

Full-text article (if available)

Does early goal-directed therapy before admission to the intensive care unit effectively reduce the incidence of multiorgan dysfunction, mortality, and the use of health care resources among patients with severe sepsis or septic shock?

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