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Content Type: Podcasts

SCCM Pod-149 Critical Care Coding and Billing

George A. Sample, MD, discusses current and emerging topics in coding and billing, including the end of consultation codes for Medicare patients and the future of consults for non-Medicare patients.

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SCCM Pod-151 Symptoms Experienced by ICU Patients at Risk of Dying

Kathleen A. Puntillo, RN, DNSc, is the lead author of an article published in the November 2010 Critical Care Medicine titled, “Symptoms Experienced by Intensive Care Unit Patients at High Risk of Dying.”

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SCCM Pod-140 PCCM: Blood/Brain Barrier Permeability During Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Monica Vavilala, MD, discusses her recent article published in the May issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Change in Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability During Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Treatment.”

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SCCM Pod-143 PCCM: The Effects of Heparin in Infants After Catheter-Related Thrombosis

Alan R. Schroeder, MD, discusses his article, “A Continuous Heparin Infusion Does Not Prevent Catheter-Related Thrombosis in Infants After Cardiac Surgery," published in the July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-156 Delirium in the Critically Ill Patient

Pratik Pandharipande, MD, FCCM, discusses the definition and scope of delirium and how to identify and manage the condition in children.

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SCCM Pod-157 Sedation Strategies in the ICU

Troy E. Batterton, PharmD, and Dean Sandifer, MD, discuss sedation strategies in critical care, including designing, building and maintaining protocols in intensive care units.

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SCCM Pod-158 Mouth Care and VAP Prevention

Cindy L. Munro, RN, PhD, ANP-C, authored an article in the 2009 American Journal of Critical Care, titled “Chlorhexidine, Toothbrushing, and Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in Critically Ill Adults.”

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SCCM Pod-159 Continuous Capnography and the Difficult Airway

The Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Difficult Airway Society was designed to identify and study serious airway complications occurring during anaesthesia in the intensive care unit and emergency department. The group recently published i...

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SCCM Pod-161 Clifford Deutschman on Sepsis Research, SCCM Involvement

SCCM president-elect Clifford S. Deutschman, MD, FCCM, professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, shares how his involvement within SCCM helped shape aspects of his career.

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SCCM Pod-163 PCCM: Central ECMO Leads to Better Survival in Children

Graeme MacLaren, MD, FCCM, is the lead author on an article published in the March Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Pediatric Septic Shock.”

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SCCM Pod-162 Healthcare Quality: How Did We Get Here?

Kristine Lombardozzi, MD, FCCM, discusses her article published in the August Critical Connections titled, “Understanding the Evolution of Our National Healthcare Quality Improvement Process,” which outlines the origins and history of healthcare quality that brought us to wher...

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SCCM Pod-164 CCM: Rescue Therapies in Patients with ALI

Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc, is the lead author of an article published in the June 2011 Critical Care Medicine  titled “Utilization Patterns and Patient Outcomes Associated with Use of Rescue Therapies in Acute Lung Injury.”

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SCCM Pod-165 PCCM: PAI-1 May Lead to Early Diagnosis of VAP in Children

Ramya Srinivasan, MD, discusses her article published in the January Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Plasminogen Activation Inhibitor Concentrations in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Distinguishes Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia from Colonization in Mechanically Ventil...

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SCCM Pod-166 CCM: How Much Nutrition Should Critically Ill Patients Receive?

Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, is the lead author of an article published in the May 2011 Critical Care Medicine titled, “Randomized Trial of Initial Trophic Versus Full-Energy Enteral Nutrition in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure.”

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SCCM Pod-167 PCCM: Restrictive Versus Liberal Transfusion Strategy in Children

Jill M. Cholette, MD, is the lead author of an article published in the January Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Children with Single-Ventricle Physiology Do Not Benefit From Higher Hemoglobin Levels Post Cavopulmonary Connection: Results of a Prospective, Randomized,...

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SCCM Pod-168 CCM: Managing End-Stage Liver Disease

Ali Al-Khafaji, MD, MPH, is the lead author of an article published in the May 2011 Critical Care Medicine titled, “Critical Care Management of Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease.”

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SCCM Pod-169 PCCM: Formal Handover Protocols Reduce Errors During Transition to the ICU

Brian F. Joy, MD, a fellow in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA, discussed an article published in the May 2011 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Standardized Multidisciplinary Protocol Improves Handover of...

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SCCM Pod-170 PCCM: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy During ECMO

Matthew Paden, MD, discusses his Pediatric Critical Care Medicine article, “Recovery of Renal Function and Survival After Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.”

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SCCM Pod-134 CCM: Resolving End-of-Life Conflicts in the ICU

John M. Luce, MD, FCCM, discusses his latest article, “A History of Resolving Conflicts Over End-of-Life Care in Intensive Care Units in the United States,” published in the August 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-171 CCM: National Trends for Subdural Hematoma

Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, discusses national trends in the prevalence, cost and discharge disposition of patients after subdural hematoma.

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