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iCritical Care LearnICU podcasts feature interviews with speakers, book authors, prominent SCCM members and thought leaders. Subscribe via iTunes or Google Play.
SCCM Pod-424 Critical Care Implications of Respiratory Depression on Hospital Wards
Continuous monitoring on hospital wards can prevent adverse events and unnecessary ICU admissions. Michael Smith, MD, is joined by Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, to review the demographics of respiratory depression, including opioid-induced respiratory depression on surgical and medical wards, and to correlate the results of the PRODIGY trial with the clinical practice of critical care medicine. Dr. Khanna is staff intensivist and anesthesiologist, associate professor of anesthesiology, and section head for research with the Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Critical Care Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted education grant by Medtronic. Published: 10/7/2020
SCCM Pod-422 Procalcitonin in COVID-19 and Influenza-Related Secondary Bacterial Infections
Procalcitonin testing on admission seems to be a valuable piece of information for early risk assessment and ruling out bacterial co-infection in COVID-19 patients. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, is joined by Michael Broyles, PharmD, and Eric H. Gluck, MD, to explore this topic. Dr. Broyles is director of pharmacy and laboratory services at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA, and Dr. Gluck is director of critical care services at Swedish Covenant Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Published: 9/24/2020
SCCM Pod-421 COVID-19 and Renal Replacement Therapy
The increase in acute kidney injury in COVID-19 patients is resulting in more utilization of renal replacement therapy (RRT) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM , is joined by Michael J. Connor Jr, MD, to review RRT utilization and best practices in COVID-19, what hospitals are doing to prepare for a surge in RRT, and how to mitigate anticoaguability in CRRT. Dr. Connor is associate professor of medicine in critical care medicine and nephrology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Baxter Healthcare. Published: 9/18/2020
SCCM Pod-419 Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU
Review how to best utilize parameters provided by minimally invasive advanced hemodynamic monitors.

Host Michael Smith, MD, talks with Michael Scott, MBChB, about clinical thresholds that may warrant continuous advanced hemodynamic monitoring and the application of parameters such as stroke volume and stroke volume variation when administering fluid.

Dr. Scott is adjunct professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

This podcast is sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences. Published: 7/22/2020
SCCM Pod-418 COVID-19 Learning: Conversion of a Children's Hospital to an Adult Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, USA, quickly converted a children's hospital to an adult COVID-19 hospital.

Hear Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, talk with H. Michael Ushay, MD, PhD, FAAP, FCCM, about the process, challenges with staffing and personal protective equipment, and more.

Dr. Ushay is professor of pediatrics, interim chief of the division of pediatric critical care medicine, and medical director of the pediatric critical care unit at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Pediatric Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, USA. Published: 7/7/2020
SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines. SCCM members Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, MCCM; Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP; and Greg S. Martin, MD, MS, FCCM, served on the guidelines development panel after being invited by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

They talk with host Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, about the major critical care recommendations, how these guidelines differ from the Surviving Sepsis COVID-19 guidelines, future updates, and more. Published: 5/11/2020
SCCM Pod-405 Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers and the Challenges of Clinical Use
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Michael G.S. Shashaty, MD, MS, discuss acute kidney injury (AKI) biomarkers and whether they are ready for clinical use. Current research, key takeaway points, the history of AKI biomarkers, and challenges to adoption are reviewed. 

Dr. Shashaty is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Published: 1/30/2020
SCCM Pod-403 Sepsis: The Hour-1 Bundle, the Future of Research, and More
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM discuss the Hour-1 Bundle, the controversies of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and the future of sepsis. Drs. Parker and Levy go beyond the bundle to talk about the challenges of the Campaign from data entry to resistance from physicians, sepsis in resource limited countries, and spreading quality improvement worldwide. Dr. Levy is professor of medicine and chief of pulmonary and critical care at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. This podcast is part 5 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 12/18/2019
SCCM Pod-401 Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill
Michael Smith, MD, and Jayshil Patel, MD, discuss the factors associated with managing malnutrition in the critical ill utilizing enteral nutrition and the stages of critical care illness and how it effects nutrition assessment. Dr. Patel explains various considerations for nutrition in critically ill patients including the benefit of early nutrition within the first 24 to 48 hours of intensive care unit admission outlined in the joint American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and SCCM nutrition guidelines published in Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Dr. Patel is the associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This podcast is sponsored by Nestlé Health Science. Published: 11/27/2019
SCCM Pod-400 Are AKI Biomarkers Ready for Clinical Use?
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FCCM, and Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, discuss best practices and complexities of implementing biomarkers for kidney stress and acute kidney injury (AKI) and what the future holds for AKI biomarker literature. Dr. Bihorac was a presenter on this topic at the Society's 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Bihorac is the R. Glenn Davis professor of medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology in the division of nephrology, hypertension, and renal transplant within the department of medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA. This podcast is part 4 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 11/20/2019