Intensive Care Medicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Experiences and Lessons from Italy, France and Israel
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation organizes the webinar Intensive Care Medicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Experiences and Lessons from Italy, France and Israel on July 1, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:35 PM UTC+2.
Organizer: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged intensive care resources worldwide. In some countries, demand outstripped intensive care capacity and prioritisation and rationing decisions led to substantial distress among medical and nursing staff, relatives and caregivers as well as political decision-makers. Moreover, many legal aspects of new guidelines and protocols for these decisions remain untested in court.
Across the world, these challenges played out in distinctly different ways. Leading experts in intensive care medicine from three countries which were severely affected by the pandemic (France, Israel, Italy) will provide insight into the situation in their respective countries and talk about the integrative management of medical resources during the pandemic. This includes the allocation of scarce equipment for life support.
Their reports and the discussion will touch on themes like guiding principles for prioritisation in intensive care, ethical and legal conflicts, staffing problems as well as communication and interaction with major stakeholders during the crisis. What lessons for the future can be learnt from the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic so far?
The event will be held in Englisch and German.