Saturday 18 May 2013

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has become an integral part of hospital patient care. It is a complex organization involving  different disciplines, high technology, and many diagnostic, therapeutic procedures. ICU costs are high and, despite continuously improving results, there is still a high mortality rate. This session will discuss interventions that can be implemented in the ICU to improve quality and efficiency. Interventions include preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia, central line infections, and more.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Structure a safety program for the ICU
  • Use measurement effectively to drive change in the ICU
  • Explain how and why to use bundles most effectively for ICU patients
Carol Peden, MD, MB ChB
Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement
Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Royal United Hospital, Bath