ICU patient presentations can be long, arduous, and filled with lots of data, and very little analysis and synthesis. I present a different model for critical care presentations that covers all the important issues, but demonstrates that the presenter is able to pick out important information, analyze and synthesize a response, plan and recommend treatment, and demonstrate the importance of follow up. It also stresses the important concept of risk reduction (removing lines, preventing stomach and skin ulcers, DVT prophylaxis, and activity) adds discussion of these issues routinely to every presentation.
I hope that people will listen and incorporate some of these principles into their current presentations.