When you are resuscitating SIck patients, It's not enough to know the what...
you need to know the why
Providing excellent critical care is not about having access to cutting edge technologies and specialists. It's not about memorizing the latest algorithms and guidelines. Providing excellent critical care is about pathophysiology and problem solving. This is important when taking care of patients in the ICU, but even more so when you are resuscitating critically ill patients outside of the ICU. The fewer resources you have, the more you need to know.