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SCCM Pod-385 Clostridium difficile
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Paula Ferrada, MD, discuss Dr. Ferrada’s talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled “Clostridium difficile: Sparring With Spores.” Current treatment recommendations and surgical options are discussed. Dr. Ferrada is professor of surgery, surgical and trauma ICU medical director, and surgical critical care fellowship director at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Merck & Co., Inc. Published: 5/21/2019
SCCM Pod-383 Anticoagulant Reversal
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Mark D. Cipolle, MD, PhD, FCCM, discuss Dr. Cipolle’s talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress on what’s new in anticoagulant reversal. Tune in to hear about the hottest topics and current research. Dr. Cipolle is director of outcomes research and surgical service line at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, USA. Dr. Cipolle has no disclosures to report. Published: 5/6/2019
SCCM Pod-382 Drug-Seeking Behavior in the ICU
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Benjamin Moses, MD, MS, discuss Dr. Moses’ talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled “Drug-Seeking Behavior in the ICU.” They review the opioid crisis and managing addiction in the ICU. Dr. Moses is assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Dr. Moses has no disclosures to report. Published: 4/8/2019
SCCM Pod-381 The Gut and Multiorgan Dysfunction
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, discuss Dr. Coopersmith’s talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled “The Gut as a Motor of Multiorgan Dysfunction in Critical Illness.” They review current research and what treatments we might see in the future. Dr. Coopersmith is professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Published: 4/3/2019
SCCM Pod-380 2019 Presidential Address
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with SCCM President Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM, about Dr. Bailey’s path to becoming SCCM’s 2019 president and about her goals for SCCM during her term as president. Dr. Bailey is the first SCCM president with an emergency medicine background. She has been actively involved in the Society for more than 20 years. Dr. Bailey is on the emergency medicine faculty at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Published: 3/15/2019
SCCM Pod-373 Preserving End-Organ Perfusion
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Laurence W. Busse, MD, MBA, about Dr. Busse’s talk on preserving end-organ perfusion presented at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Dr. Busse is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.  Published: 12/4/2018
SCCM Pod-371 Treating Volume Overload in the ICU with RRT
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Rajit Basu, MD, MS, FCCM, about treating volume overload in the intensive care unit with renal replacement therapy. Dr. Basu presented his talk at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Basu is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the research director in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. This podcast is sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  Published: 9/26/2018
SCCM Pod-370 2018 Presidential Address: High-Value Care
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, speaks with SCCM President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, about the 2018 presidential address on high-value care that Dr. Zimmerman presented at the Society’s 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Zimmerman is an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Published: 9/17/2018
SCCM Pod-368 Achieving Fluid Balance
Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Colin K. Grissom, MD, FCCM, and Matthew W. Semler, MD, about fluid management in the critically ill. Dr. Grissom presented his talk, entitled “Achieving Fluid Balance,” at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas. During this session he discussed the study by Semler et al. entitled “Balanced Crystalloids versus Saline in Critically Ill Adults,” published in the March 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Grissom and Dr. Semler discuss the history of fluid management in the critically ill and how recent study findings are shaping future care. Dr. Grissom works as an attending physician at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Semler works as an attending physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Published: 8/9/2018
SCCM Pod-365 Medications and RRT: We Know How to Dose, Right?
Dr. Fraser, MD, speaks with Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, FCCP, FASN, about his talk presented at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas, entitled “Artificial Kidney Meets Mechanical Lung: Comanaging the Patient with Renal and Respiratory Failure.” Dr. Mueller discusses the concepts of drug dosing during renal replacement therapy. Dr. Mueller is a Professor and Associate Dean at University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Published: 7/12/2018
SCCM Pod-360 Alarm and Alert Fatigue in Critical Care
Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Bradford D. Winters, PhD, MD, FCCM, about alarm and alert fatigue in critical care. Alarm fatigue is the desensitization that clinicians experience to frequent alarms, particularly those that do not provide useful clinical information, or false alarms. Dr. Winters discusses the psychology of alarm fatigue, associated risks, and the growing need to filter alarms to reduce the impact of alarm fatigue on providers, patients, and families without missing true events. Dr. Winters is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and a core faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in Baltimore, Maryland. Crit Care Med. 2018; 46(1):130-137. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(9):1481-1488. Published: 2/15/2018
SCCM Pod-359 Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients
Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Wes Ely, MD, MPH, about his talk presented at the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult course in Rosemont, Illinois entitled, “Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients: More to Come.” Dr. Ely discusses landmark studies that have shown that ICU ventilator weaning protocols, maintaining light levels of sedation in ICU patients, and early mobility protocols can improve patient outcomes and survivorship. He shares his experiences with the ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative and ICU Liberation Initiative, and provides best practices for implementing the ABCDEF Bundle. Dr. Ely is a professor of medicine and critical care at Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s Center for Health Services Research. He is also the Associate Director of Aging Research at the VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.iculiberation.org for more information. 
  Published: 2/8/2018