What’s new in critical care?

  • P Dean Gopalan University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Abstract

Critical care medicine remains a fast developing field. The advent of novel pharmacological agents, development of new monitoring and therapeutic technologies, and a better understanding of physiology and pathology, allow us to appropriately manage an expanding population needing aggressive resuscitation, challenging organ support and sympathetic terminal care. Yet, such advances only serve to make us come full circle and refocus on the basic steps of effective health care.

Author Biography

P Dean Gopalan, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
MBChB (Natal), FCA (SA), Crit Care (SA) Chief Specialist and Head of Department Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Published
2011-03-28
Section
SASA Refresher Course Texts