The department provides teaching of university students in the subjects of First Aid, Basis of Health Care, Principles of Emergency Care, Nursing in Acute and Critical Conditions and, since 2010, we offer a separate compulsory subject – Anesthesiology and Essentials of Intensive Medicine. The department is an accredited workplace of the highest level and offers postgraduate specialty training for doctors and nurses. We also offer postgraduate professional courses and internships for doctors and paramedical personnel in postgraduate programs. We have introduced an educational program to ensure training in the field of anesthesiology and intensive medicine as well as continuous professional training for all the doctors of our department. We have also become a venue for board certification examinations in anesthesiology and intensive medicine. Hosting, co-hosting, and professional contribution to regional and national educational and training events are among the regular activities of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.
Return to a normal life, relieve pain
The Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine is among the “younger” departments at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové. However, the volume and complexity puts us at the forefront of all such departments in the Czech Republic. The primary mission of the department in the area of medical care is to provide anesthetic care (for surgery and diagnostic procedures) in accordance with current medical knowledge. The second basic task of intensive care medicine is to support failing organs using up-to date procedures. The third main task of our department is pain management for cancer patients.
Helping to advance scientific knowledge
Research is carried out both in the clinical and experimental area. The main topics include organ perfusion studies, its pathophysiology, and the possibility of influencing tissue perfusion under various pathophysiological conditions, particularly in perioperative medicine and intensive care. An important area of activity is research into cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We have introduced highly standardized experimental models of sepsis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and invasive hemodynamics. For assessing tissue perfusion, we use a variety of technologically advanced devices and equipment, including Sidestream Dark-Field (SDF) imaging, Laser Doppler velocimetry and tissue oximetry. Our current research priorities include application of findings from experimental studies in human medicine, particularly perfusion of the gastrointestinal tract related to the healing of intestinal anastomoses, as well as the influence of anesthetic methods on organ perfusion and postoperative outcome.