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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…

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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