Intensive Care

Head prof. Vidas Pilvinis, MD, PhD
Address: Eivenių Str. 2, LT-50161, Kaunas,
Phone: +37037326425
E-mail: vidas.pilvinis@kaunoklinikos.lt

The Department of Intensive Care as an individual department of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was established in 1997. The Department of Intensive Care is LUHS training base, the traditional and modern educational methods are aligned.
The main goal of the Department is to provide the best aid for the critically ill patients and to share the most comprehensive knowledge with students, residents and other health care professionals.
The Department of Intensive Care together with the Department of Anaesthesiology implements a joint residency and qualify doctors anaesthesiologist-rheanimatologist. After 4 year long studies and clinical work the residents choose their own professional way and work as anaesthesiologist or doctors of intensive care.
The Department of Intensive Care also implement professional development courses for physicians and nurses of various specialties.

Most of the Department’s lecturers and researchers are members of international and national associations of their fields of interest. They are often invited to give lectures and present their papers in various scientific conferences and educational events.

The main research interests of The Department of Intensive Care focus on various issues of life-threatening conditions and disorders: microcirculatory disorders, polyneuropathy of critical illnesses, impact of human pulmonary venous innervation on cardiac arrhythmias and others.

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