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Dying in Intensive Care

Dying in Intensive Care

Dying in Intensive Care

Karen Frame and Maribel Manikon
Karen Frame and Maribel Manikon
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 03 May 2018
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Last updated: 03 Apr 2020

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This session uses a case history to examine some of the challenges in providing end of life care in intensive care units (ICUs). Determining the appropriate ceiling of intervention, changing the focus of care from cure to comfort, communication issues, supporting patients and families and pain and symptom control issues will be discussed. This session was reviewed by Richard Kitchen and last updated in March 2018.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the key issues and challenges facing dying patients and their families in an ICU setting
• Describe triggers to conversations about end of life care in ICU and explain how these conversations may be approached
• Recognise the signs and symptoms that indicate that treatment may be becoming futile in dying patients in ICU
• Explain how decisions about ceiling of intervention may be made
• Outline a sensible approach to managing end of life care for patients in an ICU situation
Karen Frame and Maribel Manikon

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Karen Frame and Maribel Manikon
on behalf of Health Education England

Consultant in Palliative Medicine St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

Consultant Physician in Critical Care St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

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