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Scandinavia: Foundation of Modern Intensive Care Medicine
Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:13 PM

At the 2022 annual congress for the Scandinavian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI), Michael Pinsky, MD delivered three lectures, one of which drew the attention of Oslo journalist Leni Aurora Brækhus. His talk “European export of intensive care medicine to USA: The history of Society of… Read more…

Two Centers for Adult & Pediatric Critical Illness Recovery

After discharge from the ICU following a life-threatening injury or illness, many patients—both adults and children—experience significant health problems that…

19th Annual Safar Symposium Welcomed Freedom House 2.0

The 19th Annual Safar Symposium, held as a hybrid event on May 26-27, 2021, introduced attendees to Freedom House…

Melinda Hamilton Graduates from ELAM Leadership Program

Professor Melinda Hamilton, MD, MS graduated in the class of 2022 from the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic…

Neurologic Critical Care Fellowship Receives ACGME Accreditation

The UPMC Neurologic Critical Care (NCC) fellowship training program became one of the first five such programs in the US…

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"We experienced the frustrations of trying to provide respirator care for unconscious patient care in various locations of the hospital without the help of trained inhalation therapists and specialty trained nurses. In 1958 therefore, we initiated and established an Intensive Care Unit adjacent to the post-anesthesia recovery room."

- Peter Safar, MD, cardiopulmonary resuscitation pioneer