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Anesthesiology/Critical Care
Endotracheal Intubation
Pre-Anesthesia Consultation
Critical Care Waiting Room
Intubation How to intubate intensive care patients
What is the major immediate complication of Intubation/commencement of ventilation?
Ventilation How to Initiate Mechanical Ventilation
ICU Equipment
What is the ICU (Intensive Care Unit)?
A guide to the medical personnel
Muscle Relaxant
Operating room management
Endotracheal Intubation
Endotracheal Tubes
Pulse oximeter
Medical ventilator
Postanesthesia care unit (PACU)
Postoperative Care
Rapid Sequence Intubation
Pharyngeal reflex (Gag reflex)
Sellick's maneuver
General Anesthesia
Pain Management

What are the basic types of pain?
Q: What about postoperative pain relief?
    Assessment of pain severity
    Assessment of pain in infants or patients who cannot communicate.
    Pain relief in the elderly
Q: What is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist?
Q: Do Pediatric Anesthesiologists only work in the Operating Room (OR)?

Vital Signs
    What are vital signs? What is body temperature? What is fever? What is the pulse rate? What is blood pressure?
Pulse Oximeter
    Q: What exactly does the pulse oximeter measure?
    Q: If the pulse oximeter indicates normal saturation, does oxygen still need to be administered?
    Q: So, when should supplemental oxygen be administered despite a normal pulse ox?
    Q: So how does pulse oximeter help make triage and treatment decisions?
    Q: What respiratory function will pulse ox not measure?
    Q: Should I hold on administering oxygen in order to check a baseline pulse ox?
    Q: Can pulse oximetry help diagnose hyperventilation syndrome?
Q: What is critical care?
Surgical ICU
Medical ICU
Neonatal ICU
Combined ICU Q: What kinds of illness and injury usually require critical care?
Q: What monitoring should be conducted during hospital stay?
Q: When can patients be safely discharged from hospital?
Q: What arrangements should be made for follow up after hospital discharge?
Q: What is the difference between critical care and emergency medicine?
Q: What is an intensivist?
Q: How does a family physician fit into the team?
Q: How does a rehabilitation physician fit into the team?
Q: What arrangements should be made for follow up after hospital discharge?
Q: How do you see your discipline changing over the next decade?
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Worldwide Intensive care units.
Q: Can you connect your ICU to the worldwide web?
Q: What's your diagnosis?
Q: What's the rhythm?
Q: What's the reason for admission?
Q: What type of ventilators do you have?
Q: What's the management plan?
Q: Can you present your cases?
Intensive care unit management.

What should be the nurse-patient ratio in an intensive care unit setting?

How many total beds are there in the intensive care unit?
12, 24.

How many nurses, nursing assistants, and sanitary assistants?
Forty nurses, 20 nursing assistants, and two sanitary attendants for its 12 beds.

What is the total staff required for the intensive care unit?
What other staff is required for the intensive care?
Procurement staff, nursing assistants, sanitary attendants.

How many medical doctors should be there in the intensive care unit?
What are the duties and responsibilities of supervisory nurse and an “in-charge” nurse?
How many hours should there be on each shift?

How many hours should the shift be for a medical doctor?
Twelve hours.

How many days off should one have after 12 hours work in an intensive care unit?

How many hours should the shift be for nurses?
Eight hours.

How should medical doctors hand over cases to the next shift?

How should nurse hand over cases to the next shift?

What are the existing resources and supplies available in the intensive care unit?
Do you need any extra resources or supplies?
What is the difference in the duties and responsibilities of an intensive care medical doctor and an intensive care nurse?
There can be at least two medical doctors in an intensive care unit.

Can the unit be supervised from a distance by a medical doctor?

The primary treating medical doctor should be able to answer the following questions:
What is the diagnosis?
What led to the patientÂ’s transfer to the intensive care unit?
What do you want the intensive care staff to do for the patient?
What is your management plan for the patient?
What complications may arise?
How often will the primary treating medical doctor visit the patient in the intensive care unit?
What time will he/she visit the patient?
What is the emergency contact information of primary treating medical doctor in case complications arise in the intensive care unit?

Existing intensive care unit.
When was the intensive care unit established?
What types of cases were shifted to the intensive care unit up to now?
What complications occurred inside the intensive care unit?
How were the complications managed?
What complications couldn't be managed?
Why couldn't they be managed?
How could this have been prevented?
How many patients died in the intensive care unit?
What was the patientÂ’s age at the time of death?
What was the diagnosis?
What were the complications?
Who was the treating medical doctor?
What type of medical or surgical procedure was done?
What was the cause of death?
Who issued the death certificate?
Who investigated the case?
ICU Case 1
ICU Case 2
Neonatal ICU
    Q: What is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)?
    Q: What is a neonatologist?
    Q: What is family centered care?
    Q: Do survivors and families think that aggressive care for very low birthweight is good?
    Q: Is it possible to predict which infants will not survive without aggressive medical/surgical care in the neonatal period?
    Q: Who is the decision-maker regarding the nature of medical care administered to a newborn infant?
    Q: What issues or factors will determine if a baby needs to go to the NICU?
    Q: Is there any one characteristic, or factor about babies that can predict how long a baby will need to stay in the NICU, such as gestational age, weight?
    Q: Is it beneficial to multiples to be kept in the same crib? At what point are they able to share a crib?
    Q: Are anaesthetics harmful to neonates?
    Q: What is the one piece of advice that you would tell all parents of NICU babies?
    Q: What are some examples of advanced technology in your NICU?