Education & training
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MRCP, PhD
Doctor critical care medicine treats patients with life-threatening conditions who need specialist treatment because one or more of their body systems, such as their heart, lung or kidneys, are not working properly. Doctor in this specialty (also called critical care medicine) are involved in all aspects of care of the critically ill. This includes providing organ system support and the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illness. Critical conditions include: heart and cardiovascular failure, renal (kidney) failure, liver failure, patients with reduced levels of consciousness or neurological impairment (including weakness), gastrointestinal failure, respiratory failure, sepsis, patients with severe trauma, acute intoxications and poisoning, patients recovering from major surgery, maternal complications around the time of birth of a child. Doctors in acute internal medicine (AIM) provides the initial assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with conditions that have developed quickly, exhibit severe symptoms life-threatening within the first 72 hours of their hospital stay.
- Practice name The Princess Grace Hospital
- Address 42-52 Nottingham Place, London W1U 5NY
- City London