Prepare students, residents, and fellows to better participate in their intensive care unit (ICU) rounds. VCCR, the enhanced replacement for the Adult Resident ICU (RICU) program, features:
- Professionally-narrated modules with clear learning objectives, engaging case studies, interactive questions, and a list of additional resources for further exploration
- An extensive topic selection with lectures developed by content experts on each subject
- SCCM’s efficient, learning management platform, which allows program directors to view and monitor participants’ progress throughout the courses
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize emergent conditions and describe appropriate interventions
- Analyze case scenarios and explain treatment options
- Recommend treatment strategies for critically ill patients based on medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic data
VCCR is available in two different formats:
- Program Director-Led Course: An online, instructor-led course
- Self-Directed Course: An online, self-study course
|SCCM Pod-VCCR9 Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Joshua Trob, MD about continuous renal replacement therapy. In the episode, the indications, timing of initiation, and intensity of renal replacement therapy are discussed. Dr. Trob is a board certified nephrologist in private practice, the chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois, and the medical director of a dialysis clinic in Lake Bluff, Illinois.
SCCM Pod-VCCR8 Ketamine for Refractory Status Epilepticus
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Karen Berger, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP about refractory status epilepticus. In the episode, the use of continuous sedatives is discussed for refractory epilepticus with a focus on the novel use of ketamine in "super-refractory" status epilepticus patients. Dr. Berger is a neurocritical care clinical pharmacist at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York and the President-Elect for the NYC Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
SCCM Pod-VCCR7 The Basics of Veno-Arterial and Veno-Venous ECMO and the Indications of ECMO Therapy
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Elliott Cohen, MD about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In the episode, the basics of Veno-Arterial (VA) and Veno-Venous (VV) ECMO are outlined and the indications of ECMO therapy are discussed. Dr. Cohen is the medical director of Advocate Condell's Adult ECMO Program. He is co-medical director of Advocate Condell's Intensive Care Unit and medical director of the medical center's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Libertyville, Illinois.
SCCM Pod-VCCR6 Vasopressor Selection in Septic Shock
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Scott T. Benken, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology about vasopressor selection in septic shock. In the episode, each vasopressor agent is discussed individually regarding its receptor profile, adverse effect profile, and the comparative clinical evidence supporting its use in this patient population. Dr. Benken is a clinical pharmacist in the medical and cardiothoracic surgery ICU at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago, Illinois.
SCCM Pod-VCCR5 Rumack-Matthew Nomogram and Acetaminophen Toxicity
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Nadia Awad, PharmD, BCPS about Rumack-Matthew nomogram and acetaminophen toxicity. In the episode, the toxidrome of acetaminophen overdose is outlined and the nuances (including clinical practice pearls) are discussed regarding the nomogram used to decide whether N-acetylcysteine is warranted for acetaminophen toxicity. Dr. Awad is an emergency medicine pharmacist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey and an Associate Editor of Emergency Medicine PharmD blog. References mentioned in this episode are available at http://empharmd.blogspot.com
SCCM Pod-VCCR4 Common Sedatives and Paralytics for Rapid Sequence Intubation
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Joseph Muench, PharmD, BCPS about airway pharmacology. In the episode, the most common sedatives and paralytics for rapid sequence intubation are discussed, including concepts regarding dosing, adverse effects, onset and duration of effect, and clinical pearls. Dr. Muench (known to his listeners as "Pharmacy Joe") is the host of The Elective Rotation: A Critical Care Pharmacy Podcast and author of A Pharmacist's Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies. You can find the references mentioned in this episode at http://pharmacyjoe.com/VCCR
SCCM Pod-VCCR3 Activated Charcoal in the Overdose Patient
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Frank Paloucek, PharmD, DABAT about the use of activated charcoal in the overdose patient. In the episode, nuances of activated charcoal including dosing, dosage forms, administration, and efficacy are discussed. Dr. Paloucek is a clinical professor and the PGY1 residency director at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, co-author of the Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook, and an attending with the Toxikon Consortium.
SCCM Pod-VCCR2 New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Septic Shock
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Ishaq Lat, PharmD, about new onset atrial fibrillation in septic shock. In the epsiode, the issue of rate versus rhythm control is discussed as well as the need for anticoagulation among this patient population. Dr. Lat is the associate director of clinical pharmacy services and a clinical pharmacist specialist in Critical Care at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
SCCM Pod-VCCR1 Treatment Approaches for ACE Inhibitor-Induced Angioedema
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS, about angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor-induced angioedema. In the episode, a variety of treatment approaches for ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema are discussed, including fresh frozen plasma, ecallantide, icatibant, and conventional therapies for undifferentiated angioedema. Dr. Cocchio is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas and the Editor-in-Chief of the Emergency Medicine PharmD blog. References mentioned in this episode are available at http://empharmd.blogspot.com