We know NIV works well for patients with acute COPD or acute CHF exacerbations.Â In this episode we discuss the evidence for NIV not only in COPD and CHF, but also a myriad of other conditions.Â Do you know what the latest guidelines say on NIV for asthma, immunocompromised patients, or undifferentiated acute respiratory failure?Â Take a listen!
ED Mechanical Ventilation Pearls
In this podcast we discuss the pearls and perils of ED mechanical ventilation. What are the numbers you NEED to know! We also discuss the critical points of post-intubation analgesia and sedation. Still providing benzo’s to your intubated ED patient? Better listen to this episode!
Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders encountered in emergency medicine and critical care.Â Patients with hyponatremic encephalopathy represent a severe form of hyponatremia that must be rapidly treated.Â In this episode, we discuss pearls and pitfalls in treating this critical condition.
Resuscitating Under Stress!
Resuscitations are often chaotic events. How we perform under pressure can make the difference between life and death. In this podcast we discuss a recent article in print in Annals of Emergency Medicine on performing well under stress. This may be one of the most important podcasts of the year!
Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock
Peds EM superstars Mimi Lu and Barrie Bostick join CCPEM to review the latest clinical guidelines on hemodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock. This episode is loaded with pearls for the resuscitation of your next septic pediatric patient!
Angiotensin II for Vasodilatory Shock?
This month Mike McCurdy rejoins the podcast to discuss the ATHOS-3 trial. Mike was one of the co-authors on this impressive publication and gives us insight into the study and its results. Very thought provoking!
Intubating & Ventilating the Obese Patient
Rory Spiegel and Ken Butler join the podcast to discuss critical issues in intubating and ventilating the obese patient.Â What physiologic changes do you NEED to know?Â What is appropriate dose of RSI meds in the obese patient?Â What are the initial ventilator settings?Â These experts answer these questions and so many more!
We discuss the case of a young patient presenting with euglycemic DKA. Say what? How common is this entity and what is the impact of a new class of diabetic medication? We answer these important questions and much more on this episode.
Should We Treat Fever in Septic Patients?
Several recent articles have challenged the long-held belief that we should treat fever in patients with sepsis?Â In this episode we review these recent studies, along with the benefits of fever in patients with an infection. A very timely and controversial topic!
Top 10 Pearls for the Critically Ill Elderly Patient
The number of critically ill elderly patients continues to increase annually. In this podcast, we discuss key pearls and pitfalls in resuscitating the sick elderly patient. A truly great discussion!