Article Abstract

Caring for the critically ill patients: a multidisciplinary approach

Authors: Zhongheng Zhang

Abstract

Critical care medicine (CCM) is a discipline dealing with the critically ill patents and involves the management of all aspects of complex critical illness. The key to the successful treatment of the critically ill is the participation of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, surgeons, nurses and ultrasound specialist. In clinical researches, all aspects should be considered to finally improve the clinical outcomes. A single intervention may contribute limited clinical improvement. That is why most clinical trials in CCM failed to obtain positive results. In this special issue of caring for the critically ill, we included articles on several important topics in CCM.