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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-419 Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU
Review how to best utilize parameters provided by minimally invasive advanced hemodynamic monitors.

Host Michael Smith, MD, talks with Michael Scott, MBChB, about clinical thresholds that may warrant continuous advanced hemodynamic monitoring and the application of parameters such as stroke volume and stroke volume variation when administering fluid.

Dr. Scott is adjunct professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

This podcast is sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences. Published: 7/22/2020
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: 7/7/2020
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