Papworth Critical Care Conferences:
Papworth Hospital are organising a series of Critical Care Conferences. All will be held 18.00 − 19.00hrs in the Lecture Theatre, Papworth Hospital, unless otherwise stated. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01480 364448.
1/10/14: Management of the patient with HIV in Critical Care
22/10/14: Management of the dialysis-dependent patient in Critical Care
19/11/14: Title to be confirmed
10/12/14**: The HARP-2 Trial Results - are statins beneficial in ARDS?
(** this meeting will be held in CMU seminar room).
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EAICG Meeting, 12th May 2014
The latest meeting of the EAICG was held on Monday 12th May 2014 at the Holiday Inn, Histon, Cambridge. Sixty delegates attended.
Dr Neil Smith, Deputy Chief Executive, National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death updated the audience on the remit of NCEPOD and demonstrated how its reports have influenced practice. Dr Nicholas Levy then discussed the implication of the NICE Acute Kidney Injury guidelines for those working in intensive care.
Dr Phil Hopkins, Consultant Intensivist, Kings College outlined the successfully introduction of Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist ventilation in their critical care units before Miss Joanne Kendall, Speech and Language Therapist, Addenbrooke's Hospital gave two highly enjoyable and educational talks. The first provided an update on aids for communicating with the critically ill, and the second an overview of assessing fitness for oral feeding.
Professor Carol Peden, Macintosh Professor of Anaesthesia of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality for NHS England (South) gave an erudite presentation explaining why care of the emergency laparotomy patient needs to be improved and suggested mechanism to achieve this goal. Dr Ron Daniels, Chair UK Sepsis Trust and Chief Executive of the Global Sepsis Alliance then gave a superb update on the importance of joined up thinking in the early management of sepsis.
Dr Jeremy Woodward, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital gave an excellent presentation on the science of nutrition in critically ill patients. Finally, Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam gave an update on three projects that are being rolled out by the Academic Health Science Network (arterial line valve, low pressure endotracheal tubes and cameras for medication trolleys).
The feedback from the day was excellent, and justifies the time and effort that the presenters made in travelling to the venue and in preparing their talks. At the end of the meeting Dr Levy asked the delegates for assistance in creating future meetings. It was unanimously agreed that an EAICG board should be created to oversee the future direction.
Photographs courtesy of Dr Jeremy Mauger.