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The SCCM Podcast offers a wide selection of in-depth interviews on adult and pediatric topics. 

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SCCM Pod-477: Going Viral With the Discovery VIRUS COVID-19 Registry

The Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) is a prospective, cross-sectional, observational study and registry of all eligible adult and pediatric patients who are admitted to a hospital. Marilyn N. Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, was joined by Rahul Kashyap, MD, MBA, at the 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the Discovery VIRUS COVID-19 Registry.

Published: 5/1/2023

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-476 CCM: The Evolving Story of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter

From the earliest days of critical care medicine, the importance of measuring cardiac output and hemodynamic monitoring were recognized in understanding the physiology of critically ill patients. However, methods for measuring cardiac output were cumbersome or not widely available. Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, is joined by Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, to discuss the evolution of the pulmonary artery catheter in critically ill patients, as discussed in “The Story of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Five Decades in Critical Care Medicine,” published in Critical Care Medicine.

Published: 4/19/2023

Category: CCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-475: Data Science and the Future of Critical Care Research

Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, has launched the Data Science Campaign to leverage large-scale data for research. Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FSHEA, FCCM, was joined by J. Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM, and Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, NP, FAAN, FCCM, at SCCM's 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the future of data science and critical care research.

Published: 4/13/2023

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-474: Clinician Well-Being and the Importance of Self-Care

Intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians pride themselves on their ability to care for others, even at the expense of caring for themselves. Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FSHEA, FCCM, was joined by Emily K. Valcin, DNP, RN, FCCM, during SCCM’s 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss ICU clinician well-being and the importance of self-care.

Published: 4/10/2023

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-473 Changing Careers Means Changing Perspectives

Healthcare professionals who want to make a job change often do not know how to go about it. Impending job searches seem daunting. Ludwig Lin, MD, was joined by Mojdeh Heavner, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM, during SCCM’s 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the dos and don’ts of changing jobs mid-career.

Published: 4/4/2023

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-472 Career Crossroads: Taking the LEAD in a New Direction

Marilyn Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, was joined by Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCCCP, MCCM, during SCCM’s 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss how the new Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) Committee will engage participants in a variety of didactic and small-group sessions to facilitate their progress as mentors, managers, leaders of trainees, coworkers, critical care teams, volunteers, and future leaders within SCCM.

Published: 3/29/2023

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-471: Mitigating Diagnostic Delays and Errors With Emphasis on Sepsis

Maureen Madden, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM, is joined by Mary Jo C. Grant, ACNP, PhD, FAAN, to discuss how to reduce diagnostic delays and errors, with an emphasis on sepsis. This podcast is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through a grant program administered by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. 0.5 hours of accredited continuing education credit is available for this podcast through March 31, 2024. Visit for details.

Published: 3/8/2023

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-470 PCCM: Adverse Events and Mortality in the PICU

The contribution of adverse events to the deaths of patients in the pediatric ICU (PICU) who die despite a low predicted mortality risk is unknown. Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, is joined by Carin W. Verlaat, MD, to discuss adverse events in low-risk nonsurvivors compared with low-risk survivors and high-risk PICU survivors and nonsurvivors and the contribution of adverse events to mortality.

Published: 2/22/2023

Category: PCCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-469 CCM: Method or Madness? Epidemiology of ICU-Onset Bloodstream Infection

Bloodstream infections acquired in the ICU are potentially preventable. Listen to a discussion on the article, “Epidemiology of ICU-Onset Bloodstream Infection: Prevalence, Pathogens, and Risk Factors Among 150,948 ICU Patients at 85 U.S. Hospitals.” This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.

Published: 12/29/2022

Category: CCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-468: When Should Antibiotics Be Used to Treat Respiratory Infections?

Although only a small number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 present with a secondary bacterial pneumonia, a large percentage are unnecessarily treated with antibiotics. Hear about how physicians and hospitalists can identify when antibiotics are unnecessary for hospitalized patients with moderate to severe respiratory infections. This podcast is sponsored by bioMérieux.

Published: 12/27/2022

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-467 PCCM: AHA Guidelines Address Calcium During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest

The American Heart Association’s cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines recommend against the routine administration of IV calcium during pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest; however, IV calcium is routinely used. Learn more in this discussion of “Calcium Administration During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children With Heart Disease is Associated With Worse Survival—A Report From the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation (GWTG-R) Registry."

Published: 12/21/2022

Category: PCCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-466: Hyperammonemia, the Silent Killer

Untreated hyperammonemia can cause irreversible neurologic damage, coma, or death. Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Anna-Kaisa Niemi, MD, PhD, and a patient who was hospitalized for hyperammonemia at age 8 years to discuss the importance of improved recognition of hyperammonemia and awareness of the underlying causes, such as urea cycle disorders. This podcast is sponsored by Horizon Therapeutics.

Published: 12/7/2022

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-465 PCCM: Who’s Got the Right Dose?

Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) guidelines include weight-based epinephrine dosing recommendations of 0.01 mg/kg with a maximum of 1 mg, which corresponds to a weight of 100 kg. But what are the actual practice patterns? This podcast discusses the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine article “Weight-Based Versus Flat Dosing of Epinephrine During Cardiac Arrest in the PICU: A Multicenter Survey.”

Published: 12/5/2022

Category: PCCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-464 CCM: More Communication: Who Needs it? Families Do!

Written communication, as a supplement to traditional verbal communication, may overcome some of the challenges that clinicians face when engaging with families in the ICU. Learn more in this discussion of the Critical Care Medicine article “Daily Written Care Summaries for Families of Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial." This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.

Published: 11/9/2022

Category: CCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-463 CCM: Clazakizumab for COVID-19: Friend or Foe?

Clazakizumab is a monoclonal antibody against human interleukin-6 that may benefit patients hospitalized with severe or critical COVID-19 accompanied by hyperinflammation. Although not yet FDA approved, clinical trials are underway worldwide. Samantha Gambles Farr, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, RNFA, is joined by Bonnie E. Lonze, MD, PhD, to discuss the article, “A Randomized Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial of Clazakizumab for the Treatment of COVID-19 Pneumonia With Hyperinflammation.”

Published: 10/5/2022

Category: CCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-462 APP: Bullying in the Workplace

Are there bullies in the world of advanced practice providers (APPs)? How is bullying defined in a clinical environment? In this podcast, three APPs from different hospitals debate incivility and workplace culture. They also address interpersonal relationships among APPs, physicians, and nurses.

Published: 8/25/2022

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-461 PCCM: A Novel Machine Learning Model to Predict PICU Transfer

This podcast discusses a novel machine learning model that identifies ICU transfers in hospitalized children more accurately than current tools. The discussion centers on the article “Development and External Validation of a Machine Learning Model for Prediction of Potential Transfer to the PICU,” published in the July 2022 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Published: 8/11/2022

Category: PCCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-460 CCE: Multiple PCR for Direct Detection of Bloodstream Infection After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Nosocomial infections are a prevalent cause of death and complications in critically ill children. Conventional cultures are able to detect only up to 25% of bacteremias. Several studies have suggested that molecular tests could be a faster and effective tool for detection of bacterial infections. Marilyn N. Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, is joined by Sylvia Belda Hofheinz, MD, to discuss the article, “Multiple Polymerase Chain Reaction for Direct Detection of Bloodstream Infection After Cardiac Surgery in a PICU.”

Published: 7/13/2022

Category: CCE Podcast

SCCM Pod-459: Processed EEG Monitoring in the ICU

This podcast educates clinicians on the unfamiliar parameters of processed EEG. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM, to discuss the benefits of processed EEG for monitoring sedated mechanically ventilated patients and patients undergoing neuromuscular blockade. This podcast is sponsored by Medtronic.

Published: 6/21/2022

Category: Other

SCCM Pod-458 CCM: Association of Catecholamine in Patients With Septic Shock

Catecholamine is used in patients with septic shock to augment hemodynamics and achieve goal mean arterial pressure. Ludwig H. Lin, MD, is joined by Gretchen L. Sacha BCCCP, PharmD, to discuss this retrospective observational study to evaluate the associations of catecholamine dose, lactate concentration, and timing from shock onset at vasopressin initiation with in-hospital mortality. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.

Published: 6/9/2022

Category: CCM Podcast

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