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An educational podcast presenting practical critical care scenarios. By Brandon Oto, PA-C and Bryan Boling, ACNP. New episodes biweekly.

An educational podcast presenting practical critical care scenarios. By Brandon Oto, PA-C and Bryan Boling, ACNP. New episodes biweekly.

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United States

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An educational podcast presenting practical critical care scenarios. By Brandon Oto, PA-C and Bryan Boling, ACNP. New episodes biweekly.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 29: Lightning rounds #2

4/18/2021
A vascular access roundtable, discussing our practices surrounding arterial lines, central lines, PICC lines and midlines, and PA catheters. When do we place them? When can they come out? What sites do we like? When (and how) do we use ultrasound? What’s up with the axillary site, why does Brandon hate PICCs, the age-old debate … Continue reading "Episode 29: Lightning rounds #2"

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 28: Diuresis, deescalation, and liberation with Matt Siuba

4/4/2021
How to take the well-resuscitated critically ill patient, get fluid out of them, deescalate their antibiotics, wean their sedation, reduce vent support, extubate, and get them out of the ICU—with Dr. Matt Siuba (Twitter: @msiuba), an intensivist at the Cleveland Clinic with an abiding interest in “zentensivism,” the art of doing less. Takeaway lessons Portal … Continue reading "Episode 28: Diuresis, deescalation, and liberation with Matt Siuba"

Duration:01:06:06

Episode 27: Wilderness medicine with Ross Hofmeyr

3/21/2021
Management of an alpine medicine scene including discussion of HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema), and suspension syndrome, with Dr. Ross Hofmeyr (@rosshofmeyr), anesthesiologist in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Cape Town, as well as cofounder and medical director of WildMedix, the oldest wilderness medicine … Continue reading "Episode 27: Wilderness medicine with Ross Hofmeyr"

Duration:01:08:50

Episode 26: ICU sedation, mobility, and delirium with Dale Needham

3/7/2021
How to manage the intubated critically ill patient while keeping them awake, non-delirious, and mobile, with Dr. Dale Needham, FCPA, MD, PhD. Dr. Needham is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of their Outcomes After Critical Illness … Continue reading "Episode 26: ICU sedation, mobility, and delirium with Dale Needham"

Duration:00:45:07

Episode 25: Rhabdomyolysis

2/21/2021
Initial workup, fluid management, renal replacement, and other subtleties of caring for the critically ill patient with rhabdomyolysis. Takeaway lessons Rhabdomyolysis is defined by elevated levels of creatinine kinase and/or myoglobin in the serum secondary to skeletal muscle breakdown with release of cellular contents. Common causes are crush or compartment syndrome, prolonged downtime on hard … Continue reading "Episode 25: Rhabdomyolysis"

Duration:00:33:05

Special episode: Surviving COVID-19 with Eve Leckie

2/7/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully wind down this year. What happens next with these patients? A powerful discussion with Eve Leckie (@browofjustice), RN, CCRN, formerly of the CVCC at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and now disabled after contracting COVID. Learn about their acute course of illness, the challenges of navigating the healthcare system with this new disease, and … Continue reading "Special episode: Surviving COVID-19 with Eve Leckie"

Duration:00:55:25

Episode 24: Rural retrieval medicine with Minh Le Cong

1/24/2021
Scene management, logistics, and stabilization of a blunt trauma patient in the Australian outback with Dr. Minh Le Cong (@ketaminh), rural GP and retrieval physician for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and host of the PHARM podcast. Takeaway lessons If there is reasonable suspicion of the presence of a pneumothorax (of any size), have a … Continue reading "Episode 24: Rural retrieval medicine with Minh Le Cong"

Duration:01:02:50

Episode 23: COVID-19 pneumonia with Nicole King

1/10/2021
Best practices in care of the critically ill patient with COVID-19 pneumonia are not known at this time. However, practical lessons from the ground are filtering in from those who have seen many of these patients, and Dr. Nicole King—critical care anesthesiologist, ECMO-ologist at the University of Cincinnati, and alumnus of the New York City … Continue reading "Episode 23: COVID-19 pneumonia with Nicole King"

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 22: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage with Thomas Lawson

12/27/2020
Initial approach, supportive care, risk stratification, and management of the troublesome complications for ruptured subarachnoid aneurysm, with Thomas Lawson (@TomLawsonNP), nurse practitioner in the neurocritical care unit at OSU Wexner Medical Center. Takeaway lessons SAH + shock or hypoxemia = suspect neurogenic pulmonary edema and/or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Aneurysmal SAH is much different from traumatic and … Continue reading "Episode 22: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage with...

Duration:00:45:43

Episode 21: Trauma resuscitation with Scott Weingart

12/13/2020
A patient with multiple abdominal gunshot wounds, resuscitated before and after damage control surgery by the legendary Scott Weingart (@emcrit): emergency physician, surgical intensivist by way of Shock Trauma in Baltimore, director of an emergency critical care program, and longtime innovator in medical education and FOAM via the EMCrit podcast and blog. Our 1st anniversary … Continue reading "Episode 21: Trauma resuscitation with Scott Weingart"

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 20: Post-CABG emergencies with Kris Ramilo and Brendan Riordan

11/29/2020
Looking at the workflow of a fresh post-op open heart surgery patient, as well as what to do when it devolves into cardiac tamponade, with (returning) guest Brendan Riordan, cardiothoracic ICU PA (@concernecus) at the University of Washington, and his NP colleague Kris Ramilo (@krsrml0). [Audio quality was a bit dodgy in this one; sorry … Continue reading "Episode 20: Post-CABG emergencies with Kris Ramilo and Brendan Riordan"

Duration:00:55:09

Episode 19: Emergency medicine with Seth Trueger

11/15/2020
A few rapid-fire cases from the emergency department, with Dr. Seth Trueger (@mdaware), emergency physician at Northwestern University and digital media editor for JAMA Network Open. [Sorry for the shotty audio quality in this one!–eds.] Takeaway lessons Many decisions in the ED are less about what to do, and more about when to do it. … Continue reading "Episode 19: Emergency medicine with Seth Trueger"

Duration:00:41:24

Episode 18: Oncologic emergencies with Leon Chen

11/1/2020
A look at oncology-related emergencies in the ICU, with Leon Chen (@CCMNP), NYC nurse practitioner specializing in oncology critical care. Takeaway lessons Extremely elevated leukocyte count should always raise suspicion for a “liquid tumor” such as leukemia. The principal acute complication is leukostasis from poor flow, potentially causing hyperviscosity issues such as stroke, MI, pulmonary … Continue reading "Episode 18: Oncologic emergencies with Leon Chen"

Duration:00:42:53

Episode 17: Interventional radiology with Bobby Chiong (part 2)

10/18/2020
The second part of our overview of interventional radiology with Dr. Bobby Chiong, board-certified interventional radiologist and chair of radiology at SBH Health System, with a focused look at some common IR procedures, namely abscess drainage and GI bleeding. Listen to part 1 here. Takeaway lessons Common goals would be INR <2.0, platelets >50k. If … Continue reading "Episode 17: Interventional radiology with Bobby Chiong (part 2)"

Duration:00:22:29

Episode 16: Interventional radiology with Bobby Chiong (part 1)

10/4/2020
An overview of interventional radiology with Dr. Bobby Chiong, board-certified interventional radiologist and chair of radiology at SBH Health System, with a focused look at what IR’s all about, coordination between care teams, vascular access, and troubleshooting. Takeaway lessons Interventional radiologists can’t do everything, but they potentially can do almost anything, and you usually won’t … Continue reading "Episode 16: Interventional radiology with Bobby Chiong (part 1)"

Duration:00:32:20

Episode 16: Lightning rounds #1

9/20/2020
Quick takes on common controversies in the ICU, with Bryan and Brandon: Stress ulcer prophylaxis: drug selection, candidates, and when to discontinue Stress dose steroids: candidates, dosing, lab tests, and weaning Titrating PEEP: considering the disease process, PEEP/FiO2 tables, driving pressure trials, and pragmatic approaches

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 15: Liver failure with Elliott Tapper

9/6/2020
A detailed look at cirrhosis and acute-on-chronic liver failure as we typically see it in the ICU, with Dr. Elliott Tapper, gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist, and director of the cirrhosis program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Takeaway lessons When treating liver patients, think infection, infection, infection—and understand that with good care and … Continue reading "Episode 15: Liver failure with Elliott Tapper"

Duration:00:54:27

Episode 14: Intracerebral hemorrhage and elevated ICP (part 2)

8/23/2020
The conclusion of our scenario of severe intraparenchymal hemorrhage with resulting herniation, with a closer look at neurological exams, prognostication, and the flow of care after initial stabilization, as well as our mindset as caregivers in these psychologically challenging cases. Takeaway lessons Early tracheostomy may not hold concrete benefits for neuro patients (i.e. improved mortality), … Continue reading "Episode 14: Intracerebral hemorrhage and elevated ICP (part 2)"

Duration:00:33:21

Episode 13: Intracerebral hemorrhage and elevated ICP (part 1)

8/9/2020
A typical case of severe intraparenchymal hemorrhage with resulting herniation. Takeaway lessons DOACs like apixaban (Eliquis), although not usually monitored using routine coagulation assays, tend to elevate the INR only slightly (e.g. 1.0–1.3 or so). A strikingly INR in warfarin-like ranges should raise suspicion for an additional occult cause of coagulopathy. Manage elevated ICPs using … Continue reading "Episode 13: Intracerebral hemorrhage and elevated ICP (part 1)"

Duration:00:32:47

Episode 12: Flight medicine with Tyler Christifulli and Sam Ireland (part 2)

7/26/2020
Part two of our interfacility transfer from Hell. Tyler Christifulli, FP-C, EMT-P (@christifulli88) and Sam Ireland FP-C, EMT-P (@ireland_sam1) show us how they handle GI bleeding, arrhythmias, shock, cardiac arrest, and more, all from the confines of a helicopter. Listen to Part 1 here. Check out the great educational content from Tyler and Sam over … Continue reading "Episode 12: Flight medicine with Tyler Christifulli and Sam Ireland (part 2)"

Duration:00:43:36