ICU Triage: Who Will Live and Who Will Die?
Life-and-death triage decisions are made daily by intensive care unit(ICU) physicians. The Society of Critical Care Medicine has issued guidelines for ICU admission, discharge and triage, providing a framework for clinical practice. Dr. Charles Sprung will provide an update on the latest consensus triage statements as he explains methods used to triage patients into the intensive care unit and provides data from his triage studies demonstrating who the patients are that benefit most from ICU care.
Critical Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants and other interested healthcare providers.
- Identify the methods used to triage patients into the ICU.
- Recognize the patients who benefit most from ICU care.
- Describe the latest consensus triage statements.
Charles Sprung, M.D., J.D.
Director Emeritus, General Intensive Care Unit
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Charles Sprung, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant with Data and Monitoring Committee, Phase III Sepsis Study, Asahi Kasei Pharma America.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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