This piece digs deep into the realities of coping with COVID 19 patients who have had their care escalated to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); “we don’t seem to be looking at our typical sepsis patients who get multiple organ failure in the classical way” and “you’re surprised at how young some of the patients are…”.

Our guest provides us further insight; a ‘household name’ in the haemodynamic monitoring space; he is treating patients in a medium sized hospital (500 beds) with mostly COVID patients in Spain. How are things going there, how does it compare to Italy? How are the patients being dealt with, what can we learn about the basics here, airway, breathing, ventilation (ABC)?

There is also a gripping discussion regarding dynamic arterial elastance. If you’d like to know more about that do check out our discussion here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/periop-coach-2-09-haemodynamic-monitoring/

The webinar mentioned in this piece can be found here: https://www.esicm.org/education/webinars/

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Dr. Manuel Ignacio Monge García who works in an ICU in the South of Spain.

Thank you to our sponsor Edwards Life Sciences.

Edwards clinical education (ECE): https://www.edwards.com/clinicaleducation