How I humanise the ICU – pet therapy

Alex Psirides

Alex is an Intensive Care specialist working in Wellington, having trained in London, Melbourne and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of Rapid Response Systems in several different hospitals. Because of this, he is clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s national ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. In his spare time, when not walking his dog or his children, he builds websites & designs logos for Wellington ICU’s prodigious research department. He has nearly written a lot more research papers & as such needs to spend less time on Twitter. He also once ventilated a chimpanzee but it didn’t end well (for the chimp).