The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) has a section on perioperative intensive care (POIC). Following discussions within POIC, Ben Creagh-Brown teamed up with Ib Jammer (Bergen, Norway) and successfully obtained funding from the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) Clinical Trials Network in 2018 for their study Squeeze.

The Study Steering Committee also includes Professor Lui Forni, Professor Ramani Moonesinghe, Dr Hannah Wunsch (Toronto), Dr Peter Martin and Dr Anil Gupta (Karolinska).

Patients who’ve had major non-cardiac surgery often receive infused vasopressors, sometimes for prolonged periods of time. Despite being commonly seen on most mixed medico-surgical intensive care units this has not been studied or described in any detail.

We anticipate enrolling >40,000 patients from >20 countries. Each country will have a national co-ordinator.

Full details are available on the ESA website www.squeezestudy.com