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Content Type: Podcasts

SCCM Pod-434 Tracheostomy Adaptation for COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 complicated critical care clinicians’ decision-making with regard to tracheostomy. ICU resource constraints and risk of staff exposure during an aerosol-generating procedure necessitated rapid adaption of clinical practice in the setting of many unknowns.

Estimated Time: 30:58

SCCM Pod-433 Choosing Wisely For Critical Care: The Next Five

Five new recommendations to reduce waste and enhance value in the practice of critical care address invasive devices, proactive liberation from mechanical ventilation, antibiotic stewardship, early mobilization, and providing goal-concordant care.

Estimated Time: 31:05

SCCM Pod-432 Citrate and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

With widespread utilization of continuous renal replacement therapy, its critical to know about how citrate may have a role. Review its role in the anticoagulation process and how it can decrease the likelihood of adverse events and ease clinician workload in this podcast.

Estimated Time: 22:24

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.

Estimated Time: 29:13 hypertension, intracranial, osmotherapy

SCCM Pod-430 Optimal Bundle of Management for Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of premature death worldwide and survival with favorable neurologic function is less than 10%. Review a practical, attainable roadmap for enhancing the likelihood of neurologically intact survival in this podcast.

SCCM Pod-429 Drug Dosing Considerations in AKI and RRT

Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is complex, and dosing varies among institutions. Review dosing regimens, utilization in COVID-19 patients, and more in this podcast.  

Estimated Time: 21:16

SCCM Pod-428 Endotracheal Tube Size and Aspiration

Each year, approximately 790,000 patients in the United States develop acute respiratory failure that requires intubation and mechanical ventilation. This podcast explores the association between endotracheal tube size and aspiration in acute respiratory failure survivors.

SCCM Pod-427 Severe COVID-19 and Sepsis

Severe COVID-19 infection can be a form of viral sepsis with occasionally concomitant bacterial infection. Explore the definition of sepsis and overlap with case descriptions of patients with severe COVID-19, treatment, and more. 

Estimated Time: 27:01 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

SCCM Pod-426 CRRT in the ICU From a Nursing Perspective

Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) requires considerable involvement from the bedside nurse. Explore when to start CRRT, the nursing role, and other considerations and challenges in this podcast.

Estimated Time: 20:40 min continuous, nursing, renal, replacement, therapy

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.

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.

Estimated Time: 16:39 min depression, induced, opioid, PRODIGY, respiratory, trial

SCCM Pod-423 Coagulopathy in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 is associated with a high prevalence of coagulopathy and venous thromboembolism. Explore what clinicians need to know about this serious problem and how it impacts care delivery.

Estimated Time: 37:30 min Coagulopathy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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.

Estimated Time: 23:16 min coronavirus, COVID-19, infection, procalcitonin

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. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM , is joined by Michael J. Connor Jr, MD, to review RRT utilization.

SCCM Pod-420 Nebulized Bacteriophages for Prophylaxis of Experimental MRSA VAP

Alternative strategies are needed to combat and prevent antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Host Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, talks about this issue with David R. Cameron, PhD.

Estimated Time: 20:52 min antibiotic, infections, nosocomial, phage, resistance, therapy

SCCM Pod-419 Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU

Review how to best utilize parameters provided by minimally invasive advanced hemodynamic monitors.

Estimated Time: 24:16 min Hemodynamics, ICU, Monitoring

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.

Estimated Time: 33:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE

SCCM Pod-417 COVID-19-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Clinicians are working to understand and formulate an effective treatment for COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (Marini J. Crit Care Med. 2020 May 13; Epub ahead of print).

Estimated Time: 20:45 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

SCCM Pod-416 COVID-19 Learning: Multiple Patients on a Single Ventilator

In a situation where ventilators are in short supply, multiple patients on a single ventilator could be a strategy of last resort. In this podcast, Arthur S. Slutsky, MD, discusses his article "Personalized Ventilation to Multiple Patients Using a Single Ventilator: Descriptio...

Estimated Time: 22:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines.

Estimated Time: 27:05 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, guidelines, Infection Control