Hyponatremic Encephalopathy

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Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders encountered in emergency medicine and critical care.  Patients with hyponatremic encephalopathy represent a severe form of hyponatremia that must be rapidly treated.  In this episode, we discuss pearls and pitfalls in treating this critical condition.

Resuscitating Under Stress!

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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

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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?

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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

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Rory Spiegel and Ken Butler join the podcast to discuss critical issues in intubating and ventilating the obese patient.  What physiologic changes do you NEED to know?  What is appropriate dose of RSI meds in the obese patient?  What are the initial ventilator settings?  These experts answer these questions and so many more!

Euglycemic DKA

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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?

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Several recent articles have challenged the long-held belief that we should treat fever in patients with sepsis?  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!

High Dose NTG in ACPE

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ED Pharmacist extraordinaire Jill Logan joins CCPEM to discuss the use of high-dose nitroglycerin in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema.  Is it safe?  How much can, and should, you give during the initial resuscitation of these sick patients?

Family Centered Care in the Critically Ill

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New guidelines have just been published on the care of family members of critically ill patients! So many family members of critically ill patients have significant problems, including PTSD and depression, in the months following the ICU stay of their loved one.  Peter, Rob, Mike, and John review select recommendations of these new guidelines.  Incredibly important content this month!