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Treating Lethal Infectious Disease in the ICU

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on infectious diseases.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe why ICUs have been disproportionately impacted in the past and are likely to be so during future outbreaks of serious novel pathogens
2. List the ways novel pathogens may be transmitted in ICUs, and describe key questions which must be answered to keep critical care responders safe while caring for infected patients
3. Discuss key critical care leadership functions which must be undertaken to ensure patient care and health care worker safety are optimized during an evolving outbreak

Lewis A. Rubinson, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Critical Care Resuscitation Unit
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Author(s):
Lewis A. Rubinson, MD, PhD


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Categories: Infection,
Content Type: Presentations,