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SCCM Pod-365 Medications and RRT: We Know How to Dose, Right?
Dr. Fraser, MD, speaks with Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, FCCP, FASN, about his talk presented at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas, entitled “Artificial Kidney Meets Mechanical Lung: Comanaging the Patient with Renal and Respiratory Failure.” Dr. Mueller discusses the concepts of drug dosing during renal replacement therapy. Dr. Mueller is a Professor and Associate Dean at University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Published: 7/12/2018
SCCM Pod-360 Alarm and Alert Fatigue in Critical Care
Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Bradford D. Winters, PhD, MD, FCCM, about alarm and alert fatigue in critical care. Alarm fatigue is the desensitization that clinicians experience to frequent alarms, particularly those that do not provide useful clinical information, or false alarms. Dr. Winters discusses the psychology of alarm fatigue, associated risks, and the growing need to filter alarms to reduce the impact of alarm fatigue on providers, patients, and families without missing true events. Dr. Winters is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and a core faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in Baltimore, Maryland. Crit Care Med. 2018; 46(1):130-137. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(9):1481-1488. Published: 2/15/2018
SCCM Pod-359 Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients
Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Wes Ely, MD, MPH, about his talk presented at the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult course in Rosemont, Illinois entitled, “Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients: More to Come.” Dr. Ely discusses landmark studies that have shown that ICU ventilator weaning protocols, maintaining light levels of sedation in ICU patients, and early mobility protocols can improve patient outcomes and survivorship. He shares his experiences with the ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative and ICU Liberation Initiative, and provides best practices for implementing the ABCDEF Bundle. Dr. Ely is a professor of medicine and critical care at Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s Center for Health Services Research. He is also the Associate Director of Aging Research at the VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.iculiberation.org for more information. 
  Published: 2/8/2018