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Five new recommendations to reduce waste and enhance value in the practice of critical care address invasive devices, proactive liberation from mechanical ventilation, antibiotic stewardship, early mobilization, and providing goal-concordant care. Host Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, is joined by Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM and Pamela L. Smithburger, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCP, FCCM, to formulate new “Choosing Wisely” for Critical Care recommendations that identify best practices to avoid waste and promote value while providing critical care (Zimmerman J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2021;49:472-481). Dr. Zimmerman is professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology and a faculty member and emeritus division chief of pediatric critical care medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. Dr. Smithburger is associate professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and pharmacist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, PA. This podcast is sponsored by Biofire.
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Category: CCM Podcast