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iCritical Care LearnICU podcasts feature interviews with speakers, book authors, prominent SCCM members and thought leaders. Subscribe via iTunes or Google Play.
SCCM Pod-418 COVID-19 Learning: Conversion of a Children’s Hospital to an Adult Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, USA, quickly converted a children’s hospital to an adult COVID-19 hospital. Hear Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, talk with H. Michael Ushay, MD, PhD, FAAP, FCCM, about the process, challenges with staffing and personal protective equipment, and more. Dr. Ushay is professor of pediatrics, interim chief of the division of pediatric critical care medicine, and medical director of the pediatric critical care unit at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Pediatric Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, USA. Published: 7/9/2020
SCCM Pod-415 NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
The National Institutes of Health has released Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines. SCCM members Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, MCCM; Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCP, BCCCP; and Greg S. Martin, MD, MS, FCCM, served on the guidelines development panel after being invited by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. They talk with host Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, about the major critical care recommendations, how these guidelines differ from the Surviving Sepsis COVID-19 guidelines, future updates, and more. Published: 5/11/2020
SCCM Pod-405 Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers and the Challenges of Clinical Use 

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Michael G.S. Shashaty, MD, MS, discuss acute kidney injury (AKI) biomarkers and whether they are ready for clinical use. Current research, key takeaway points, the history of AKI biomarkers, and challenges to adoption are reviewed. Dr. Shashaty is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Published: 1/30/2020
SCCM Pod-403 Sepsis: The Hour-1 Bundle, the Future of Research, and More
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM discuss the Hour-1 Bundle, the controversies of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and the future of sepsis. Drs. Parker and Levy go beyond the bundle to talk about the challenges of the Campaign from data entry to resistance from physicians, sepsis in resource limited countries, and spreading quality improvement worldwide. Dr. Levy is professor of medicine and chief of pulmonary and critical care at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. This podcast is part 5 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 12/18/2019
SCCM Pod-401 Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill

Michael Smith, MD, and Jayshil Patel, MD, discuss the factors associated with managing malnutrition in the critical ill utilizing enteral nutrition and the stages of critical care illness and how it effects nutrition assessment. Dr. Patel explains various considerations for nutrition in critically ill patients including the benefit of early nutrition within the first 24 to 48 hours of intensive care unit admission outlined in the joint American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and SCCM nutrition guidelines published in Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Dr. Patel is the associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This podcast is sponsored by Nestlé Health Science.

Published: 11/27/2019
SCCM Pod-400 Are AKI Biomarkers Ready for Clinical Use?

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FCCM, and Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, discuss best practices and complexities of implementing biomarkers for kidney stress and acute kidney injury (AKI) and what the future holds for AKI biomarker literature. Dr. Bihorac was a presenter on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Bihorac is the R. Glenn Davis professor of medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology in the division of nephrology, hypertension, and renal transplant within the department of medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA. This podcast is part 4 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Published: 11/20/2019
SCCM Pod-398 Feeding the Critically Ill Morbidly Obese Patient

Michael Smith, MD, and Sarah Vest Cogle, PharmD, BCCCP, review current methodologies for managing nutrition concerns for critically ill morbidly obese patients. Dr. Cogle discusses the role of nutrition risk assessment outlined in the joint American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and SCCM nutrition guidelines published in Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Dr. Cogle is assistant clinical professor at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and a critical care and nutrition support clinical pharmacist at East Alabama Medical Center in Auburn, Alabama, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Nestlé Health Science.

Published: 10/30/2019
SCCM Pod-397 Renal Recovery After Critical Illness

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and John A. Kellum, MD, MCCM, review factors associated with renal recovery, therapies and techniques used to enhance recovery, and long-term consequences of nonrecovery in critical illness. Dr. Kellum presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Kellum is vice-chair for research and professor of critical care medicine, medicine, bioengineering, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is part 3 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Published: 10/23/2019
SCCM Pod-395 Recovery After Critical Illness
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Pratik P. Pandharipande, MD, FCCM, discuss the impact of critical illness on neurocognitive and physical functions. Dr. Pandharipande explains his findings from the BRAIN-ICU cohort (Jackson C, et al. The Lancet. 2014;2:369-379) on depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and functional disability in survivors of critical illness funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pandharipande also presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Pandharipande is professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This podcast is part 2 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 9/23/2019
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-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-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-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-373 Preserving End-Organ Perfusion
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Laurence W. Busse, MD, MBA, about Dr. Busse’s talk on preserving end-organ perfusion presented at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Dr. Busse is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.  Published: 12/4/2018
SCCM Pod-371 Treating Volume Overload in the ICU with RRT
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Rajit Basu, MD, MS, FCCM, about treating volume overload in the intensive care unit with renal replacement therapy. Dr. Basu presented his talk at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Basu is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the research director in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. This podcast is sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  Published: 9/26/2018