Decision Making in Serious Illness Seminar: Alexis Steinberg

Alexis Steinberg
Neurocritical Care Fellow, PGY6
Chief Fellow of Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship
Department of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The most common cause of death in high-income nations is sudden cardiac arrest, making this a particularly important patient population to study. Outcome prediction after resuscitation from cardiac arrest is particularly challenging. Most death after resuscitation from cardiac arrest occur after neurological prognostication. Given the inadequacies of existing tools, clinicians must synthesize multiple objective data points with subjective judgement on a case-by-case basis to predict post-arrest outcomes. This can lead to inaccurate prognostication. Likely, there are intrinsic provider factors that affect accurate prognostication. The talk will summarize my current research on this topic and my research plans for submitting a career development award that will quantify the effect of intrinsic provider factors on prognostic accuracy.

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:00am
Sciafe Hall, 6th Floor Room 615