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Fields of activity, main tasks and objectives

  • To organise high-quality undergraduate studies in the following study courses:
    • Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Toxicology, First Aid and Civil Defence, Emergency Medicine, Extreme and Wilderness Medicine, Pain Medicine, Topicalities in Clinical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine.
  • To organise continuing education in anaesthesiology and intensive care,
  • To raise practicing anaesthetists' and intensive care specialists' qualifications,
  • To supervise student scientific research papers,
  • To promote the department’s lecturers' and doctoral students' scientific research,
  • To cooperate with the Latvian Association of Anaesthesiologists and Resuscitators, the Latvian Association for the Study of Pain, the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, and other professional associations,
  • To promote and maintain cooperation between RSU departments,
  • To cooperate with the Academic Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care of the Faculty of Medicine,
  • To cooperate with clinical university hospitals,
  • To improve the professional and pedagogical qualifications of the department’s academic staff.

Research directions

  • Anaesthesiology and intensive care,
  • Disaster medicine and toxicology,
  • Emergency medicine,
  • Pain medicine.

Scientific topics

  • The role of functional arterial properties in determining the risk of progression of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in sepsis patients,
  • Clinical, immunological and genetic aspects of sepsis,
  • Effects of genetic factors and changes in coagulation due to extracorporeal circulation on postoperative bleeding,
  • Ultrasound and fluoroscopic-controlled analgesic blockade in patients with degenerative diseases of the spine,
  • Oropharyngeal pathology and results of surgical treatment in patients with sleep disturbed breathing,
  • Relationship between dehydration, distribution of fluid volume and damage to glycocalyx layer during general anaesthesia,
  • Multimodal optical technique for fluid and vasopressor therapy in critically ill patients,
  • Regional cerebral oximetry in neuroanesthesiology and surgeries in forced postures,
  • Thrombelastometry for assessing risks of thrombosis in microsurgical operations.

International and local cooperation partners in studies or research

  • European Society of Anaesthesiology
  • The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
  • Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
  • RSU Institute of Stomatology
  • Riga Clinical University Hospitals

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