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  • This month we discuss some neurocritical care, cardiac arrest management, and PTSD after ICU discharge.  In Part 1, Rob and Mike discuss the presentation and management of patients who develop neurogenic pulmonary edema.  Can you recognize it, and more importantly, do you know the pitfalls in ventilating these patients?  In Part 2, we focus on PEA and provide a simplified algorithm for your next cardiac arrest resuscitation.  Listen and learn why you may not need to remember all those

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  • This month we discuss the essentials of mechanical ventilation in the ED.  Rob imparts his pearls and pitfalls in how to manage the ventilator for select critical illnesses.  In Part 2, Mimi Lu is back to discuss the latest research on TTM for pediatrics.  Should we be cooling kids following cardiac arrest? 

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  • This month we discuss two great topics!  In Part 1, we review the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with stress-induced cardiomyopathy.  Listen in and find out why milrinone may be a better inotropic agent for these patients.  In Part 2, we tackle an incredibly tough scenario that we've all encountered - when a surrogate decision maker requests potentially inappropriate or futile care.  We discuss a recent consensus statement on the topic along with pearls for family negotiations.

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  • Up to 30% of ICU patients are considered obese, as defined by BMI.  These patients have altered physiology that impacts their resuscitation, whether they are in the ED or ICU.  This month, we discuss crucial pearls and pitfalls in the resuscitation of the crashing obese patient.  How do you manage the airway?  What ventilator settings do you need? How do you adjust critical medications in the obese patient?  We tackle these questions and much more!

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  • The March episode is simply loaded with great clinical pearls and pitfalls! We start off by reviewing two articles just published this week in NEJM.  For our main segment, we discuss crucial pearls in the care of critically ill ED patients based on Peter's recent lecture at the 2015 Scientific Assembly of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.  We finish the month strong with Bryan Hayes (@PharmERToxGuy) discussing pearls in the administration of lipid emulsion for the

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  • This month, Mike interviews resuscitation expert Dr. Joshua Reynolds on the "Modern Management of Cardiac Arrest".  What are the things you need to focus on to maximize your rates of ROSC and optimize neurologic outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest?  Too many lifesaving pearls in this episode to miss!

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  •  We are starting off 2015 with our annual review of key articles from the EM and CCM literature published over the past year.   Key literature in sepsis, cardiac arrest, post-arrest, RSI, and post-intubation management headline the list.  If you want to know the latest in EM/CCM don't miss this episode!

     

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  • This month we have two returning CCPEM favorites, Dr. Evie Marcolini and Dr. Bryan Hayes.  Evie discusses the latest evidence-based care of patients with acute ICH, while Bryan highlights critical pearls and pitfalls in antibiotic therapy.  We couldn't be ending the year on a stronger note!  A can't miss episode!

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  • This month we focus on ID and Critical Care.  In Part 1, Rob interviews his EM/CCM colleague Dr. Jenny Wilson on pearls and pitfalls in the patient with neutropenic fever.  In Part 2, we discuss management pearls in the patient with Ebola Virus Disease.  This is an absolute can't miss episode loaded with pearls!

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  • Meet Mike Winters and Peter DeBlieux at Critical Points this Dec 4-6, 2015 in San Diego, CA!
     

    Critical Points is one of THE best CME courses, teaching the critical care skills needed to best manage the acutely dying patient. Designed for emergency physicians, hospitalists and surgeons, this unique course gives the attendee the framework and tools to feel confident caring for the critically ill patient. The mission of Critical Points is to educate providers in accordance with the highest standards, preparing them to best manage the acutely dying patient, and to grant medical providers the confidence and skills necessary to optimize patient outcomes.  

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  • Join course director Amal Mattu and other University of Maryland faculty at The Crashing Patient conference in Baltimore on Oct 22, 2015.

    Looking for a great Fall conference? Look no further! The full-day conference is designed to address risk issues specific to both parties in emergency medicine: the patient and the care provider. Emergency medicine faculty members will present lectures and workshops covering the optimal care of the sickest patients, including those with vascular catastrophes, traumatic brain injury, and acute mesenteric ischemia. A pre-conference Emergency Neurology Symposium will be presented on Wednesday, October 21st. � On Friday, the 23rd, a post-conference workshop will include instruction in Emergency ECHO workshop and a Ultrasound lab. The conference is designed for emergency medicine specialists but will be of interest and benefit to any health care provider who cares for very sick patients.

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