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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Podcasts

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SCCM Podcast episodes with authors and subject matter experts published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Pod-508 PCCM: Critical Care Revolution: Pediatric ICU Liberation

Host Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, is joined by John Lin, MD, to discuss the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine article, "Caring for Critically Ill Children With the ICU Liberation Bundle (ABCDEF): Results of the Pediatric Collaborative," exploring the implementation, outcomes, and the potential for enhancing pediatric ICU care.

Published: 3/27/2024

Category: PCCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-507 PCCM: Pediatric Neurologic Challenges Unveiled

Host Maureen A. Madden, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM, FAAN, is joined by Dr. Lakshmi Raman, MD, to explore critical insights into pediatric ECMO and other topics associate with the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine article "Early Changes in Arterial Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide and Blood Pressure After Starting Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Children: Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Database Study of Neurologic Complications."

Published: 3/26/2024

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SCCM Pod-506 PCCM: Exploring Adverse Events in Pediatric Apnea

Host Maureen A. Madden, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM, FAAN, is joined by William Sveen, MD, MA, to discuss the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine article “Adverse Events During Apnea Testing for the Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria." Explore the prevalence of adverse events in pediatric apnea testing and gain insights from this single-center retrospective cohort study.

Published: 3/21/2024

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SCCM Pod-505 PCCM: Elevating PICU Outcomes in Bronchiolitis

Host Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FSHEA, FCCM is joined by Danielle K. Maue, MD, to discuss improving outcomes for bronchiolitis patients through a high-flow nasal cannula protocol, as discussed in the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine article, “Improving Outcomes for Bronchiolitis Patients After Implementing a High-Flow Nasal Cannula Holiday and Standardizing Discharge Criteria in a PICU.”

Published: 3/25/2024

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SCCM Pod-482 PCCM: The Cost of Compliance: Restrictive Practices in the PICU

Maureen A. Madden, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM, is joined by Katherine Steffen, MD, MHS, to discuss the clinical and economic impacts of compliance with RBC transfusion guidelines, as discussed in “The Impact of Restrictive Transfusion Practices on Hemodynamically Stable Critically Ill Children Without Heart Disease: A Secondary Analysis of the Age of Blood in Children in the PICU Trial” published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Published: 6/13/2023

Category: PCCM Podcast

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

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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

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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

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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

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SCCM Pod-456 PCCM: Effects of Excessive Oxygen Supplementation

This podcast will examine a retrospective, observational cohort study that found an association between excessive oxygen supplementation in the first day of mechanical ventilation with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome on day 7 of admission and in-hospital mortality in critically ill children. Host Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, is joined by L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI, to discuss the study’s findings. (Sanchez-Pinto LN, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022;23:89-98). Dr. Sanchez-Pinto is a pediatric critical care physician, data scientist, clinical informaticist, and healthcare technologist at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Published: 5/10/2022

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SCCM Pod-454 PCCM: PANDEM Guidelines

The PANDEM guidelines evaluate current practices and provide recommendations for management of pain, agitation, iatrogenic withdrawal, neuromuscular blockade, delirium, ICU environment, and early mobility in critically ill infants and children. Host Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, is joined by Heidi A. B. Smith, MD, MSCI, FAAP, to discuss the guidelines.

Published: 3/22/2022

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SCCM Pod-451 PCCM: A Hard Learned Lesson on What It's Like to Be a Patient

In the ICU, medical staff do all they can to assist patients and get them back to health as quickly as possible. In the process of saving lives, bedside manner and communication may suffer.

Published: 1/19/2022

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SCCM Pod-447 eSIMPLER: A Dynamic, Electronic Health Record–Integrated Checklist

Host Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM is joined by Alon Geva, MD, MPH, to discuss how the implementation of eSIMPLER provided clinical decision support prompts with display of relevant data automatically pulled from the electronic health record and improved certain care processes.

Published: 10/28/2021

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SCCM Pod-445 The Association of Workload and Outcomes in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU

Host Elizabeth Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, is joined by Michael Fundora, MD, FAAP, to discuss if the hypothesized frontline clinician workload, measured by bed occupancy and staffing, is associated with poor outcomes and unnecessary testing.

Published: 10/14/2021

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SCCM Pod-442 Continuous Prediction of Mortality in the PICU: A Recurrent Neural Network Model in a Single-Center Dataset

As a proof of concept, a recurrent neural network (RNN) model was developed using electronic medical record (EMR) data capable of continuously assessing a child’s risk of mortality throughout an ICU stay as a proxy measure of illness severity. Host Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, is joined by Melissa D. Aczon, PhD, to discuss how the RNN model can process hundreds of input variables contained in a patient’s EMR and integrate them dynamically as measurements become available.

Published: 9/2/2021

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SCCM Pod-435 Intracranial and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Thresholds Associated with In-Hospital Mortality Across Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Targets for treatment of raised intracranial pressure or decreased cerebral perfusion pressure in pediatric neurocritical care are not well defined. Host Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, is joined by Alicia K. Au, MD, MS, to discuss this topic.

Published: 4/28/2021

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SCCM Pod-431 Hypertonic Saline in Children with Raised Intracranial Pressure

Mannitol is a commonly used osmotherapy agent in raised intracranial pressure (ICP) but the side effects are significant. An alternative therapy, hypertonic saline, has shown varied results.

Published: 1/22/2021

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SCCM Pod-425 Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis PICU Admissions

Cystic fibrosis patient care has advanced greatly in recent years and the mortality rate has improved. Explore  PICU mortality and the factors associated with death among critically ill children with cystic fibrosis in this iCritical Care podcast.

Published: 10/15/2020

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SCCM Pod-412 COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children

Gain valuable insight on the clinical management of COVID-19 and its relevance to the pediatric critical care provider (Ong J, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020;21:662-666) with host Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, and Jacqueline Ong, MB BChir, MMed (Paeds), MRCPCH.

Published: 4/29/2020

Category: PCCM Podcast

SCCM Pod-411 Clinician Moral Distress

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Christopher S. Parshuram, MBChB, PhD, discuss clinician moral distress in Canadian pediatric and neonatal intensive care units (Dryden-Palmer,K, et al. Pediatri Crit Care Med. 2020;21(4): 314-323).

Published: 4/8/2020

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