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SCCM Pod-394 Polyneuropathy in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Children
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Rakesh Lodha, MD, on his article titled Polyneuropathy in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Children: Experience from Tertiary Care Hospital in North India, published the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Shubham S, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:826-831). The authors review the methodology, primary findings, and limitations of the study, as well as implications to the clinician at the bedside and pressing research issues. Dr. Lodha is a professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 9/9/2019
SCCM Pod-393 Updated Pediatric Admission, Discharge, and Triage and Levels of Care Guidance
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Lorry R. Frankel, MD, FCCM, discuss the updated pediatric critical care admission, discharge, and triage criteria and levels of care guidance published in the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Frankel L, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:847-887). They review the methodology behind the development of this joint Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics updated guidance, the areas of agreement, and what we may see in future updates. Dr. Frankel is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at California Pacific Medical Center and emeritus professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA. Published: 9/4/2019
SCCM Pod-392 Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Michael J. Connor Jr, MD, discuss when to start renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients. Background studies, indicators for early RRT, and other factors that influence RRT decisions are discussed. Dr. Connor presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Connor is associate professor of critical care medicine and nephrology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This podcast is part one of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 8/12/2019
SCCM Pod-391 Pediatric Nutritional Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Elizabeth Emrath, MD, discuss Dr. Emrath’s talk on the new pediatric nutritional guidelines (Mehta N, et al. Pediatr. Crit Care Med. 2017;18:675-715) from the 48th Critical Care Congress precourse Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care. They review the updated recommendations and what future research is needed. Dr. Emrath is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Nestle Health Science. Published: 7/22/2019
SCCM Pod-390 Telehealth and Patient Outcomes
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Donna Lee Armaignac, PhD, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, discuss maximizing positive patient care outcomes through telemedicine. Dr. Armaignac presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Armaignac is the director of best practice for telehealth/tele-ICU and director of the Center for Advanced Analytics at Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. Published: 7/15/2019
SCCM Pod-389 Infections on Extracorporeal Life Support
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Luregn Schlapbach, MD, FCICM, review a survey of international practice on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections on extracorporeal life support in adults and children published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Farrell, Deborah, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:667-671). Dr. Schlapbach is a pediatric intensivist at Queensland Children's Hospital in South Brisbane, Australia. Published: 7/8/2019
SCCM Pod-388 Choosing Wisely in Critical Care
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, ACNP, FCCM, discuss the results of the Choosing Wisely national survey from the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (Kleinpell R, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:331-336). They review the Choosing Wisely recommendations and the implementation and impact on ICUs. Dr. Kleinpell is assistant dean for clinical scholarship at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Published: 6/18/2019
SCCM Pod-387 Targeted Temperature Management
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Sheila A. Alexander, BSN, PhD, RN, FCCM, review targeted temperature management, especially its use in treating intracerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Alexander presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Alexander is associate professor of nursing and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Philips and Masimo. Published: 6/11/2019
SCCM Pod-386 Tele-ICUs
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Craig M. Lilly, MD, FCCM, examine tele-ICUs. Dr. Lilly presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress and here he continues the discussion of tele-ICUs’ function, development, and necessity. Dr. Lilly is professor of medicine, anesthesiology, and surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Philips. Published: 6/3/2019
SCCM Pod-385 Clostridium difficile
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Paula Ferrada, MD, discuss Dr. Ferrada’s talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled “Clostridium difficile: Sparring With Spores.” Current treatment recommendations and surgical options are discussed. Dr. Ferrada is professor of surgery, surgical and trauma ICU medical director, and surgical critical care fellowship director at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Merck & Co., Inc. Published: 5/21/2019
SCCM Pod-384 Updated Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, discuss the updated pediatric severe traumatic brain injury guidelines (Kochanek P, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:S1-S82). They review what is new in the third edition of the guidelines and what further research can be done. Dr. Kochanek is director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Philips and Masimo. Published: 5/14/2019
SCCM Pod-383 Anticoagulant Reversal
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Mark D. Cipolle, MD, PhD, FCCM, discuss Dr. Cipolle’s talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress on what’s new in anticoagulant reversal. Tune in to hear about the hottest topics and current research. Dr. Cipolle is director of outcomes research and surgical service line at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, USA. Dr. Cipolle has no disclosures to report. Published: 5/6/2019
SCCM Pod-382 Drug-Seeking Behavior in the ICU
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Benjamin Moses, MD, MS, discuss Dr. Moses’ talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled “Drug-Seeking Behavior in the ICU.” They review the opioid crisis and managing addiction in the ICU. Dr. Moses is assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Dr. Moses has no disclosures to report. Published: 4/8/2019
SCCM Pod-381 The Gut and Multiorgan Dysfunction
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, discuss Dr. Coopersmith’s talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled “The Gut as a Motor of Multiorgan Dysfunction in Critical Illness.” They review current research and what treatments we might see in the future. Dr. Coopersmith is professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Published: 4/3/2019
SCCM Pod-380 2019 Presidential Address
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with SCCM President Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM, about Dr. Bailey’s path to becoming SCCM’s 2019 president and about her goals for SCCM during her term as president. Dr. Bailey is the first SCCM president with an emergency medicine background. She has been actively involved in the Society for more than 20 years. Dr. Bailey is on the emergency medicine faculty at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Published: 3/15/2019
SCCM Pod-379 Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Risk Prediction Tool
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, discuss Dr. Khanna’s top-rated abstract, Derivation and Validation of a Novel Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Risk Prediction Tool (Khanna A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:18), from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Nearly half of all in-hospital cardiorespiratory arrests occur on general care floors; opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) is one potential cause of these events. Dr. Khanna investigated the incidence of OIRD as part of the PRODIGY trial. Dr. Khanna is an associate professor of anesthesiology and associate chief of research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Khanna discloses that he served on the executive advisory board for the respiratory monitoring division of Medtronic and received consulting fees from Medtronic for being part of the steering committee of the PRODIGY trial. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Medtronic.        View podcast summary. Published: 3/8/2019
SCCM Pod-378 Procalcitonin Guidance during Antibiotics Management
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Simon W. Lam, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, discuss procalcitonin guidance during different phases of antibiotics management in patients admitted to intensive care units. This podcast originated from the article “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Procalcitonin-Guidance Versus Usual Care for Antimicrobial Management in Critically Ill Patients: Focus on Subgroups Based on Antibiotic Initiation, Cessation, or Mixed Strategies” (Lam S, et al. Crit Care Med. 2018;46:684-690). Dr. Lam is a clinical specialist in pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research, and critical care at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has no disclosures to report. This podcast is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.  Published: 2/11/2019
SCCM Pod-377 Procalcitonin Guidance in Patients with Sepsis
Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Philipp Schuetz, MD, discuss procalcitonin and how it impacts treatment of sepsis. This podcast originated from the article “Efficacy and Safety of Procalcitonin Guidance in Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” (Iankova I, et al. Crit Care Med. 2018;46:691-698). Dr. Schuetz is a professor of internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This podcast is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.  Published: 1/30/2019
SCCM Pod-376 2018 PADIS Guidelines
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, speaks with John W. Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, about the article “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU” (Devlin JW, et al. Crit Care Med. 2018;46:e825-e873). Dr. Devlin discusses what’s new in the 2018 guidelines, including the added topics of rehabilitation/mobilization and sleep, the guideline development process, and implementation strategies. Dr. Devlin is an associate professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and has been involved in the ICU Liberation committees and collaboratives. Published: 1/16/2019
SCCM Pod-375 Medical Emergency Calls and Hospital Mortality
Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with John D. Santamaria, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FCICM, FCCP, about the article “Increasing the Number of Medical Emergency Calls Does Not Improve Hospital Mortality” (Santamaria J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2018;46:1063-1069). The podcast explores Dr. Santamaria’s recent study on the relationship between emergency calling rates and adjusted in-hospital mortality and the effect of increasing call rates on the workload of the teams. Dr. Santamaria is the director of intensive care at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Published: 12/17/2018