Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine is an audio program dedicated to the intersection of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Keep up-to-date with insightful, penetrating commentary in this exciting and fast moving medical arena.
Bryan Hayes is back to discuss pearls and pitfalls regarding alcohol withdrawal. We discuss the latest NEJM article that casts doubt on the benefit of cooling patients with ROSC from OHCA to 33C. Finally, we highlight 2 abdominal catastrophes that can easily be missed in the critically ill ICU patient.
Bryan Hayes, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 58:51
This month we discuss pearls and pitfalls in the management of critically ill transplant patients. Though we focus on the cardiac transplant patient, much of the discussion on rejection, medications, and infection is applicable to any transplant patient. Do you know how to recognize rejection? What organisms do you need to consider in the transplant patient with sepsis?
Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 66:06
Often felt to be one of the "most mismanaged conditions in all of medicine", the management of hypertensive emergencies is challenging and can be fraught with disaster. What is the target reduction in blood pressure during the first hour? What agents should you use for select patients and why does hydralazine have no role in the management of hypertensive emergencies?
Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 54:37
Recent evidence suggests that the type of fluid selected may impact outcomes. We discuss the acid-base effects of IV fluids, balanced solutions, and the selection of fluids for specific clinical scenarios. Dr. Neeraj Badjatia gives an outstanding talk on the critical care management of patients with SAH. Learn why there is "nothing normal about normal saline".
Neeraj Badjatia, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 71:35
This month Sam Wood joins the podcast and delivers an amazing lecture on caring for the intubated ED patient. Packed with pearls and pitfalls, this podcast is one you'll want to listen to a few times. Miss this episode and you may just find yourself the center of the next M&M conference.
Sam Wood, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 56:01
Peter discusses methods of monitoring and assessing critically ill patients in the ED. Kim Boswell, a rapidly rising star in trauma and critical care, discusses some recent articles from the trauma critical care literature that every emergency physician must know.
Kim Boswell, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 62:00
Mimi Lu walks us through the resuscitation of the crashing cardiac kid. The Guys discuss hyperosmolar therapy in neurocritical care. What's a better method to monitor mannitol therapy than serum osmolality? How do you dose the various concentrations of hypertonic saline?
Mimi Lu, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 66:01
The Critical Care Guys discuss the management of the critically ill drowning patient including use of antibiotics, steroids, and therapeutic hypothermia. How do you ventilate and wean these patients? The boys also review the use of NMBAs in the critically ill and the many factors that will affect your practice.
Rob Rogers, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 58:47
The Critical Care Guys discuss the management of anemia in the critically ill including the risks of transfusion and the hemoglobin threshold. Dr. Hayes returns to highlight pearls in recent toxicology papers.
Bryan Hayes, Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 61:23
This month Mike, Peter, and Rob finish their review of key articles from the 2012 EM and CCM literature. Great pearls on fluid resuscitation and ultrasound in cardiac arrest! In the second half of this month, Mike interviews Nathan Mick, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center, on resuscitating the critically ill pediatric patient with sepsis.
Mike Winters, Rob Rodriguez , Peter DeBlieux 57:57
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