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
Speaker:
Carol Peden, MD, MB ChB
Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement
Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Royal United Hospital, Bath