March 13, 2023

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The intensive care unit (ICU) is a unique environment where challenging ethical situations, exposure to high patient mortality, and difficult daily workloads can lead to excessive stress for health workers and, eventually, burnout syndrome.

Work-related stress can have a negative impact on ICU workers’ professionalism, quality of care delivery, efficiency, and overall quality of life. Therefore, it is critical to identify and mitigate these work-related risk factors to protect their mental health and well-being.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss strategies and measures to improve the well-being of staff and patients in the ICU.
  • Understand the epidemiology of burnout syndrome in the ICU and the impact it can have on clinicians, patients, and the health service.
  • Provide practical guidelines to help build personal and team resilience and create a psychologically safe workplace.

Topics & Experts

“Stressors in the ICU: preventing the avoidable and mitigating the unavoidable”
Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague (CZ). 

“Understanding ICU Burnout and its determinants”
St-Louis University Hospital, Paris (FR). ESICM President). 

“Building resilience and work engagement for ICU healthcare providers”
Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL).

City, University of London (UK). Chair, ESICM N&AHPs Committee.

Susanna PRICE
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield (UK). 


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