Registration is now open for the next event in GIRFT’s webinar series, discussing unwarranted variation in adult critical care and how to improve services.
GIRFT’s clinical lead for adult critical care Dr Anna Batchelor, honorary secretary of the Intensive Care Society (ICS) Dr Paul Dean, and dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) Dr Alison Pittard, are coming together to co-host a lunchtime event on 5th April (1pm to 2pm). Topics for discussion will include post-critical care follow-up and rehabilitation and how to meet the Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Standards (GPICS).
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The GIRFT national report for adult critical care, published in September 2021, highlighted significant variation in the capacity and resources available to critical care units, which has led to variation in equity of access. The report made recommendations for increasing the number of critical care and enhanced care beds to create the capacity and flexibility to manage surges, like those caused by COVID-19, and to provide greater equity of access to critical care services.
The webinar panel will also discuss the report’s recommendation for developing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation pathway for patients, starting in critical care and following through to primary care, and how to ensure sufficient rehabilitation is provided when patients are discharged back to the care of their GP.
Drs Carl Waldmann, Andrew Slack and Joel Meyer – authors of the FICM publication Life after critical illness – will also present on the development of their guide to managing the aftercare of critically ill patients, while Professor Ramani Moonesinghe, NHS England and NHS Improvement’s national clinical director for critical and perioperative care, will speak on future resources and enhanced care.