I gave an unusually titled talk at smaccGOLD last year, ‘Euboxia and (Ab)Normality’, which was a follow up to a Lifeinthefastlane.com blogpost of a few years ago titled Don’t put your patient in a box.
I explored these questions:
- What is ‘normal’ in critical care?
- When is ‘normal’ good?
- When is ‘normal’ bad?
- Does making it ‘normal’ help?
- how can ‘abnormal’ be good?
Resources and references for this talk are available on the LITFL CCC page on Euboxia and (Ab)Normality.
Here is the audio (direct download mp3):
Here are the slides:
… and here are the #euBOXia tweets related to the talk:
Many of the Alfred ICU team will be involved in SMACC Chicago in June 2015 – we hope to see you there!