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#ESICMtv webinar: Protecting the brain in #COVID19 patients

By using Brain Function Monitoring, healthcare professionals can optimise sedation therapy and thereby reduce the risk of over-sedation, drug-usage, myocardial depression, the need for inotropes and the number of ventilator days – all of which can help improve patient outcome during this crisis.

The experts:

Co-Presenter: Pr. Ari Ercole is a consultant in Neuro Intensive Care at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHFT) and Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Division of Anaesthesia. His principle research focus involves the physiological measurement, support and resuscitation of critically ill patients, in particular patients that have sustained life-threatening severe trauma. His other interests include data-driven research and he chairs the ESICM Data Science Section.
Co-Presenter: Pr. Rafael Badenes is a specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, working in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care at the Hospital Clinic Universitari de Valencia, Spain. He is Full Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Valencia and a scientist of the INCLIVA Research Health Institute. His primary research interests are neuroscience and organ donation and transplantation.

Co-Presenter: Pr. Frank Rasulo is Associate Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Head of Neuro Critical Care in the Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency at Spedali Civili University Hospital, Brescia, Italy. He is Chair of the Neuroanaesthesia and Neuro Intensive Care Study Group for the Italian National Society of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain (SIAARTI).

Moderator: Dr. Basil Matta is immediate past Divisional Director for Musculoskeletal, Digestive Diseases, Major Trauma and Perioperative Care Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is the Clinical Lead for the International Business Unit and a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

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#ESICMtv webinar – Haemodynamic management in #COVID19 patients

This webinar presents how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting countries in Europe. Four experts provide an overview of the current WHO treatment guidelines and explore – using individual case reports – the patient benefits of advanced haemodynamic monitoring in the ICU.

The experts:

Co-Presenter: Prof. Jacques Duranteau is Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at Bicêtre University Hospital, Paris, and President of the Medical Committee of Paris-Saclay University Hospitals.

Co-Presenter: Antonio Messina isa Researcher andSenior Consultant in the Intensive Care Unit of the Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan.  His fields of interest include haemodynamic monitoring, heart-lung interaction and perioperative medicine.

Co-Presenter: Dr Manuel Ignacio Monge García of the Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario del SAS, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain is an ICU doctor mainly dedicated to haemodynamic monitoring and cardiovascular physiology applied to bedside monitoring.

Moderator: Prof. Michael (Monty) G. Mythen is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia & Critical Care at University College London.  He is also an Elected Council Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and leads their perioperative medicine programme.

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The presentations

This one on the current status in Italy, UK, Spain and France is particularly interesting….