The administration of IVFs is nearly universal in critically ill patients. In recent years, several studies have suggested improved outcomes with the use of balanced crystalloids solutions in contrast to 0.9% NS. In this podcast, we discuss the recently published BaSICS Trial that evaluated Plasma-Lyte 148 with 0.9% NS in critically ill patients. Does this study provide practice-changing evidence to make that switch?
Traumatic hemothorax has traditionally been treated with a large bore thoracostomy to prevent retained hemothorax and morbidity. In this podcast we discuss the results of a recent study on the use of small bore thoracostomy (pigtail catheters) for the treatment of traumatic hemothorax.
Ventilated ED patients may be at high risk for awareness with paralysis, thereby increasing the risk of long-term psychological sequelae. In this podcast, we discuss the results of the recently published ED-AWARENESS Study and its implications for managing the ventilated ED patient.
Current international guidelines recommend TTM for adult patients with ROSC from OHCA who remain comatose or unable to follow verbal commands. However, the overall level of evidence for this recommendation remains of low certainty. In this podcast, we discuss the results of the recently published TTM2 Trial and its implications on the management of post-cardiac arrest patients.
More than 3 million patients develop ARDS each year across the globe. Like any therapy, mechanical ventilation can induce further lung injury and cause patient harm if misapplied. In this podcast we bring you up to speed on the latest, evidence-based titration of mechanical ventilation in patients with ARDS.
Over 80% of patients with sepsis receive care in the ED. Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of ED sepsis resuscitation, there remains significant controversies on many aspects of ED sepsis care. In this podcast, we are joined by EM/CCM extraordinaire Dr. Gabe Wardi, who discuss an upcoming article on ED sepsis resuscitation that will have a significant impact the care we provide to our patients. You cannot afford to miss this episode!
Airway guru Dr. Ken Butler joins us for this podcast to discuss some great pearls and pitfalls in intubating patients with physiologic derangements that place that at high-risk for peri-intubation catastrophes. If you intubate patients in your ED you simply CAN’T miss this episode!
Despite continued advances in resuscitation, favorable outcomes for patients with OHCA who receive standard resuscitation remain dismal. In recent years there has been significant interest in the use of ECMO for OHCA. However, the evidence demonstrating the efficacy of ECMO in OHCA remains limited. In this podcast we review the recent ARREST Trial, which evaluated ECMO-facilitated resuscitation in OHCA. In addition, we also discuss a recent systematic review on VA-ECMO for massive PE.
In recent weeks, there have been several important studies and guidelines published that have served to improve our understanding of treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection. In this podcast, we highlight the latest update from the SSC and discuss studies on convalescent plasma and IL-6 antagonists.
Critically ill patients with acute hypoxic respiratory failure receive supplemental oxygen as a component of their treatment. In recent years, exposure to high levels of FiO2 with resultant “hyperoxia” have been associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. At present, there is no clinical practice guideline on oxygenation targets for adult patients with hypoxic respiratory failure. In this podcast, we discuss the recently published HOT-ICU trial that evaluated a lower versus high oxygenation target in adult patients with acute hypoxic respiratory failure.