Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years

  • Michell P. Fink
  • Peter M. Suter
  • William J. Sibbald
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-29730-8

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 43)

Table of contents (31 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Setting the Stage

  3. Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Information Technologies 10 Years from Now

    1. Information Technology
      G. D. Martich, D. C. Van Pelt, D. Lovasik
      Pages 133-151
    2. Improving Organ Function
      M. Singer
      Pages 201-211
    3. The Profile and Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
      L. Gattinoni, P. Caironi, E. Carlesso
      Pages 213-226
    4. The Ventilator of Tomorrow
      L. Brochard, M. Dojat, F. Lellouche
      Pages 227-237
    5. My NeuroICU 10 Years from Now
      D. K. Menon
      Pages 239-256
    6. Disaster Medicine
      P. E. Pepe, K. J. Rinnert, J. G. Wigginton
      Pages 257-270

About these proceedings

Introduction

Over the last 30 years or so, the field of critical care medicine has grown tremendously and there is now a solid body of scientific information that forms the foundation for the practice of critical care medicine. This volume seeks to identify the trends in critical care medicine that will form the basis for practice over the next ten years. Predicting the future is always risky. Nevertheless, the ideas articulated in this book are likely to serve as a road map for intensivists, hospital administrators and governmental leaders interested in healthcare, as they seek to improve the quality and efficiency of hospital-based services.

Keywords

Assessment Hospital healthcare hospitals intensive care medicine quality safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Michell P. Fink
    • 1
  • Peter M. Suter
    • 2
  • William J. Sibbald
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Surgical Intensive CareUniversity HospitalSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Medicine Sunnybrook & Women’s CollegeHealth Sciences Centre University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26092-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29730-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788