#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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