Cambridge Critical Care

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Cambridge Critical Care Education Group

This blog has been developed by the staff of all three intensive care units in Cambridge: Cardiothoracic Critical Care at Royal Papworth Hospital and the John V Farman Intensive Care and Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Units at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We are continuously developing this blog to support teaching and recruitment, but please also contact us about employment opportunities – we can usually design specific rotations to suit interests and experience.

Lately, we have developed the Cambridge Clinical Medicine Programme which has been designed to enhance the clinical and non clinical skills of experienced clinicians and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, leadership, and leadership. This programme includes the PGCert in Clinical Research, Education, and Leadership which we offer in conjunction with either rotational or single unit fellow posts in any of the intensive care units in Cambridge.

 

Cambridge Future Trauma Care ’18. 

Our Critical Care Units

There are three adult critical care units in Cambridge, NCCU and JVF are at Addenbrooke’s Hospital while our Cardiothoracic ICU is at Royal Papworth Hospitals. Both hospitals will be shortly co-localised on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Education, Research, Courses

We have vibrant education and research clusters across critical care in Cambridge. Our educational activity includes local teaching and journal clubs on each of the three units plus annual Cambridge Critical Care Group Study Days three times per year which are free to all trainees in the East of England.

We have a worldwide reputation for our research which is conducted into traumatic brain injury, lung inflammation, machine learning and health informatics, coagulopathy of trauma, amongst a wide range of other fields.

Recent Education Blog Posts

Journal Club: BREATHE (JAMA 2018)

Effect of Protocolised Weaning With Early Extubation to Noninvasive Ventilation vs Invasive Weaning on Time to Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation Among Patients With Respiratory Failure

JAMA, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13763

 

Presented by Dr Joel Davis, ACCS CMT

STUDY QUESTION:

Journal Club – Terlipressin vs Noradrenaline in ACLF

Dr Laura Hobbs (anaesthetics registrar) takes us through the background into a hot-off-the-press RCT.

TERLIPRESSIN IS SUPERIOR TO NORADRENALINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY IN ACUTE ON CHRONIC LIVER FAILURE