“Our ICUs are facing the greatest challenge of recent decades and sadly, many health workers on the front line have also contracted the disease while trying to save the lives of others. We are, however, in this together. Saving lives is, as it always was, our number one priority. We must, however, also look after our own health and wellbeing and this is why it’s so important that the support and resources are in place. For this reason, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has been actively publishing guidelines and scientific articles, increasing public awareness and supporting its network of intensive care professionals.” - Professor Jozef Kesecioglu, head of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht and ESICM President
In addition to last week’s COVID-19 marathon, ESICM hosted a second webinar on April 2 to address “How to ventilate COVID-19 patients.” This week’s ESICM webinar will bring together two experts in respiratory failure – Prof. Claude Guerin, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Claude Bernard Lyon I University in Lyon, France and Head of the Medical ICI at the Croix Rousse Hospital, Hospices Civils, Lyon, and Dr. Luigi Camporota, consultant intensivist at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, one of the largest ICUs in the UK and the largest of only five nationally-commissioned ARF (Acute Respiratory Failure) centers in the UK – to discuss advanced mechanical ventilation, non-invasive lung imaging and monitoring.
To access this week’s ESICM webinar and to listen to a recording of the March 28 marathon in its entirety, please visit the ESICM COVID-19 site. For more information on how Philips is addressing the Coronavirus globally, please visit the Philips centralized COVID-19 hub.