Anesthesia and intensive care is a medical speciality and an academic subject comprising four areas: general and regional anesthesia, intensive care, pain treatment and critical emergency medicine. The speciality is one of the cornerstones of modern health care and involves around 600 employees, of which 90 physicians, at Skane University Hospital.
The subject is taught at the medical program mainly during the fourth and sixth year. The department provides popular projects for bachelor and master's theses, arranges courses for residents and provides teachers for special nurse training.
The research has during the last decades formed within groups within the fields: head injury, cardiac arrest, sepsis, respiratory failure in the new born, mechanisms governing blood volume, malignant hyperthermia, acute kidney replacement therapy, blood coagulation, epidemiology of intensive care and bacterial flora in the severely ill.