The question of ICU admission of critically ill lung cancer patients is of high interest for both patients and professionals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, very few places were available for critically ill patients with lung cancer and other oncological diseases. The eligibility for ICU admission has taken on an even more ethical aspect. Is there still a place in ICU for lung cancer patients? If so, for whom?
- Knowledge of prognosis factors of lung cancer patients admitted in ICU
- Understanding the difficulties of the intensivist who has to take the decision of ICU admission
- Prognosis factors of lung cancer in general and in ICU
- Risk factors for COVID 19, severity and mortality among lung cancer patients
- Ethical aspects surrounding ICU admission in cancer patients
Discussion between thoracic oncologist and intensivist around 3 clinical cases:
- Respiratory failure with interstitial lung disease in treated stage IV lung cancer: pneumonitis, pneumonia, lymphangitis carcinomatosa?
- Respiratory failure at cancer diagnosis
Interactive polling system will be used during the session.
Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Anticipate the question of potential ICU admission
- Better identify patients who could benefit from an ICU admission from those for whom it would be futile.
An application for accreditation of this webinar has been made to the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) for 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. If accredited, the CME credit will be granted upon attendance of at least 60 minutes during the live webinar only.
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Diseases / methods
- Thoracic oncology
- Respiratory critical care
- Thoracic Surgeons
- Radiation Oncologists