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  • In this podcast we discuss the pearls and perils of ED mechanical ventilation.  What are the numbers you NEED to know? We also discuss the critical points of post-intubation analgesia and sedation.  Still providing benzo's to your intubated ED patient?  Better listen to this episode!

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  • Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders encountered in emergency medicine and critical care.  Patients with hyponatremic encephalopathy represent a severe form of hyponatremia that must be rapidly treated.  In this episode, we discuss pearls and pitfalls in treating this critical condition.

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  • Resuscitations are often chaotic events.  How we perform under pressure can make the difference between life and death.  In this podcast, we discuss a recent article in print in Annals of Emergency Medicine on performing well under stress. This may be one of the most important podcasts of the year!

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  • This month Mike McCurdy rejoins the podcast to discuss the ATHOS-3 trial.  Mike was one of the co-authors on this impressive publication and gives us insight into the study and its results.  Very thought provoking!

     

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  • Peds EM superstars Mimi Lu and Barrie Bostick join CCPEM to review the latest clinical guidelines on hemodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock.  This episode is loaded with pearls for the resuscitation of your next septic pediatric patient!

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  • Rory Spiegel and Ken Butler join the podcast to discuss critical issues in intubating and ventilating the obese patient.  What physiologic changes do you NEED to know?  What is appropriate dose of RSI meds in the obese patient?  What are the initial ventilator settings?  These experts answer these questions and so many more!

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  • We discuss the case of a young patient presenting with euglycemic DKA.  Say what?  How common is this entity and what is the impact of a new class of diabetic medication?  We answer these important questions and much more on this episode.

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  • Several recent articles have challenged the long-held belief that we should treat fever in patients with sepsis.  In this episode we review these recent studies, along with the benefits of fever in patients with an infection.  A very timely and controversial topic!

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  • The number of critically ill elderly patients continues to increase annually.  In this podcast, we discuss key pearls and pitfalls in resuscitating the sick elderly patient.  A truly great discussion!

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  • Meet Mike Winters and Peter DeBlieux at Critical Points this December, 2-4 2016 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 November 8-10, 2016!

    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 patient. Pre-conferences on Emergency Medicine-Critical Care, Simulation, and Airway will be presented on Tuesday, November 8th. � On Thursday, the 10th, 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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