Q&A With Karim El-Kersh From the University of Louisville: Taking a Closer Look At Intensive Care Treatment

Treating patients in the intensive care unit takes careful attention to detail and knowing how best to take care of people when they need it most. This also includes knowing how to return them to a state where they no longer need this level of care.

Treating patients in the intensive care unit takes careful attention to detail and knowing how best to take care of people when they need it most. This also includes knowing how to return them to a state where they no longer need this level of care.

Karim A. El-Kersh, MD, from the University of Louisville discussed what changes can be made to help in this area of medicine including what he termed a "closed" intensive care unit with a "single leadership team," with the goal of helping to lower the infection rate in the ICU. The data was presented at the annual CHEST conference in Montreal.