Overview of care of the critically ill patient for the non-intensivist

Covers general considerations for ICU care and then specifics of managing a ventilated Covid-19 patient.

Aimed at staff at Manchester University NHS FT but applicable to anyone asked to work in critical care during this pandemic. Unscripted but with reference to the daily reviews conducted in their ICU, common problems they face that might not be immediately obvious to non-ICU staff and with reference to current (March 17th 2020) Covid-19 guidance.

Presented by Dr Brendan McGrath, a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.



  • Aimed at doctors (mostly anaesthetists) who will be asked to help out in regular or makeshift ICUs during the Covid-19 outbreak




National Tracheostomy Safety Project

Tags: anaethetists, critical care, ITU nurse, Nurse, Doctor, AHP, ODP, Critical Care, HDU, ITU, physiotherapist, biomedical scientist, anaesthetist, paramedic, ventillated, ventilator, theatre staff