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SCCM Pod-402 Early Palliative Care Consultations in the ICU
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Marin H. Kollef, MD, discuss the findings and design of the cluster randomized crossover trial on early palliative care consultation in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) published in the December 2019 issue of Critical Care Medicine (Ma J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47;1707-1715). Dr. Kollef outlines the automatic triggers for palliative care consultations that were chosen for the study, the reactions of the transplant physicians and the nursing staff to the study, and the importance of communication in palliative care between the ICU staff, palliative care experts, patients, and families. Dr. Kollef is a professor of medicine at Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 12/4/2019
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
SCCM Pod-399 Risk for Mortality in Critically Ill Children Needing Renal Replacement Therapy
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Danny Hames, MD, on his article titled “Risk Factors for Mortality in Critically Ill Children Requiring Renal Replacement Therapy ,” published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Hames D, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20;1069-1077). Dr. Hames speaks about some of the challenges of monitoring patients with acute kidney injury, the implications of the study for pediatric intensivists, the importance of being mindful of renal function and fluid balance for ventilated patients, and areas that need further investigation.  Dr. Hames is an attending physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care in the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Published: 11/13/2019
SCCM Pod-398 Feeding the Critically Ill Morbidly Obese Patient

Michael Smith, MD, and Sarah Vest Cogle, PharmD, BCCCP, review current methodologies for managing nutrition concerns for critically ill morbidly obese patients. Dr. Cogle discusses the role of nutrition risk assessment outlined in the joint American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and SCCM nutrition guidelines published in Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Dr. Cogle is assistant clinical professor at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and a critical care and nutrition support clinical pharmacist at East Alabama Medical Center in Auburn, Alabama, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Nestlé Health Science.

Published: 10/30/2019
SCCM Pod-397 Renal Recovery After Critical Illness

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and John A. Kellum, MD, MCCM, review factors associated with renal recovery, therapies and techniques used to enhance recovery, and long-term consequences of nonrecovery in critical illness. Dr. Kellum presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Kellum is vice-chair for research and professor of critical care medicine, medicine, bioengineering, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is part 3 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Published: 10/23/2019
SCCM Pod-396 Post-ICU Clinics and Peer Support Groups to Reduce Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Kimberley J. Haines, PhD, BHSc, discuss implementing post-ICU clinics and peer support groups following critical illness to help reduce the burden of post-intensive care syndrome. Dr. Haines participated in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) THRIVE Collaborative which is an ongoing initiative to provide resources and education for ICU patient survivors and families following their ICU stay. Drs. Enfield and Haines clarify qualitative methods used in the study published in the September 2019 issue of Critical Care Medicine (Haines K, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:1194-1200), and navigate ways to overcome some of the barriers in implementing post-ICU clinics. Dr. Haines is a senior ICU physiotherapist and physiotherapy researcher lead at Western Health in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Haines discloses that her research team was funded by SCCM and that she was the recipient of an SCCM THRIVE Research Grant. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 10/7/2019
SCCM Pod-395 Recovery After Critical Illness
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Pratik P. Pandharipande, MD, FCCM, discuss the impact of critical illness on neurocognitive and physical functions. Dr. Pandharipande explains his findings from the BRAIN-ICU cohort (Jackson C, et al. The Lancet. 2014;2:369-379) on depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and functional disability in survivors of critical illness funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pandharipande also presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Pandharipande is professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This podcast is part 2 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 9/23/2019
SCCM Pod-394 Polyneuropathy in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Children
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Rakesh Lodha, MD, on his article titled Polyneuropathy in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Children: Experience from Tertiary Care Hospital in North India, published the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Shubham S, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:826-831). The authors review the methodology, primary findings, and limitations of the study, as well as implications to the clinician at the bedside and pressing research issues. Dr. Lodha is a professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 9/9/2019
SCCM Pod-393 Updated Pediatric Admission, Discharge, and Triage and Levels of Care Guidance
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Lorry R. Frankel, MD, FCCM, discuss the updated pediatric critical care admission, discharge, and triage criteria and levels of care guidance published in the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Frankel L, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:847-887). They review the methodology behind the development of this joint Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics updated guidance, the areas of agreement, and what we may see in future updates. Dr. Frankel is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at California Pacific Medical Center and emeritus professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA. Published: 9/4/2019
SCCM Pod-392 Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Michael J. Connor Jr, MD, discuss when to start renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients. Background studies, indicators for early RRT, and other factors that influence RRT decisions are discussed. Dr. Connor presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Connor is associate professor of critical care medicine and nephrology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This podcast is part one of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 8/12/2019
SCCM Pod-391 Pediatric Nutritional Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Elizabeth Emrath, MD, discuss Dr. Emrath’s talk on the new pediatric nutritional guidelines (Mehta N, et al. Pediatr. Crit Care Med. 2017;18:675-715) from the 48th Critical Care Congress precourse Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care. They review the updated recommendations and what future research is needed. Dr. Emrath is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Nestle Health Science. Published: 7/22/2019
SCCM Pod-390 Telehealth and Patient Outcomes
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Donna Lee Armaignac, PhD, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, discuss maximizing positive patient care outcomes through telemedicine. Dr. Armaignac presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Armaignac is the director of best practice for telehealth/tele-ICU and director of the Center for Advanced Analytics at Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. Published: 7/15/2019
SCCM Pod-389 Infections on Extracorporeal Life Support
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Luregn Schlapbach, MD, FCICM, review a survey of international practice on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections on extracorporeal life support in adults and children published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Farrell, Deborah, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:667-671). Dr. Schlapbach is a pediatric intensivist at Queensland Children's Hospital in South Brisbane, Australia. Published: 7/8/2019
SCCM Pod-388 Choosing Wisely in Critical Care
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, ACNP, FCCM, discuss the results of the Choosing Wisely national survey from the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (Kleinpell R, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:331-336). They review the Choosing Wisely recommendations and the implementation and impact on ICUs. Dr. Kleinpell is assistant dean for clinical scholarship at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Published: 6/18/2019
SCCM Pod-387 Targeted Temperature Management
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Sheila A. Alexander, BSN, PhD, RN, FCCM, review targeted temperature management, especially its use in treating intracerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Alexander presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Alexander is associate professor of nursing and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Philips and Masimo. Published: 6/11/2019
SCCM Pod-386 Tele-ICUs
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Craig M. Lilly, MD, FCCM, examine tele-ICUs. Dr. Lilly presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress and here he continues the discussion of tele-ICUs’ function, development, and necessity. Dr. Lilly is professor of medicine, anesthesiology, and surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Philips. Published: 6/3/2019
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-384 Updated Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, discuss the updated pediatric severe traumatic brain injury guidelines (Kochanek P, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:S1-S82). They review what is new in the third edition of the guidelines and what further research can be done. Dr. Kochanek is director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Philips and Masimo. Published: 5/14/2019
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
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