“I did a study back in 2002 where I was able to count a grand total of forty patients above the age of eighty in our (Intensive Care Unit) ICU and our (High Dependency Unit) HDU, nowadays I’d count close enough to a hundred and sixty”

How do we refine our diagnostic tools? How can teaching in this area help to save lives? Should you consider a ‘geriatric intensive care unit’? Is this an area where true perioperative practice and surgery is a guarantee we can immediately see improvement in an institution?

Presented by Brian Marsh, Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, Extracorporeal Life Support, The Mater Hospital, Dublin.

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