Improving Patient Safety & Care Webinar Series
COVID-19 & Critical Care
Helping patients more quickly access the correct form of clinical care
4 Feb 2021
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Dr Cliff Mann
National clinical director for urgent and emergency care
NHS England & Improvement
Head of Digital Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, Ambulance and Community Services
Patient Safety Specialist North West Ambulance Service
To be Confirmed
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a rapidly increasing demand for intensive care provision, this is resulting in critical care units experiencing an extraordinary surge in the number of patients requiring treatment, especially ventilation. This has been placing great demand on treatments, ventilation, bed capacity, etc. As the number of critically ill patients increases, critical care units UK wide have been working hard in stabilising large numbers of acutely unwell patients.
By tackling the virus, critical care units and emergency medicine are going through a challenging rapid learning curve and a huge volume of changes in practice meaning that clinical staff are having to adapt to continuous variations. Intensivists and anaesthetists are required to treat Covid-19 patients with an evolving number of medical complications.
This Webinar will address issues related to the critical care response to covid-19. It will also explore into the requirements for building a surge capacity, digital responses to the pandemic and the clinical and operational future of intensive care.