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Category: Pulmonary

SCCM Pod-448 Noninvasive Respiratory Support: Opinion- or Evidence-Based Medicine?

When should clinicians intubate preterm infants? This podcast discusses strategies that optimize noninvasive ventilation and when such strategies are appropriate.

Estimated Time: 21:00 min LearnICU, neonates, noninvasive ventilation

SCCM Pod-443 How the Pneumonia Panel Aids in Antimicrobial Stewardship and in the Fight Against COVID-19

BioFire® FilmArray® is the latest in technologies for rapidly identifying pathogens that cause Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRTI). Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Tufik Assad M.D., M.S.C.I. to discuss how this technology can be integrated into c...

Estimated Time: 21:54 min

SCCM Pod-438 Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchronies and Their Mechanisms

Explore the different mechanisms of the various patient-ventilator dyssynchronies and how to detect these dyssynchronies and evaluate their possible impact on patient-centered outcomes in this podcast.

Estimated Time: 23:34

SCCM Pod-436 Interventions to Reduce Patient and Clinician COVID-19 Risk

Extubation is a high-risk endeavor in some COVID-19 patients. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Joshua H. Atkins, MD, PhD; Christopher Rassekh, MD; and Ara Chalian, MD, to discuss this topic.

Estimated Time: 30:37

SCCM Pod-434 Tracheostomy Adaptation for COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 complicated critical care clinicians’ decision-making with regard to tracheostomy. ICU resource constraints and risk of staff exposure during an aerosol-generating procedure necessitated rapid adaption of clinical practice in the setting of many unknowns.

Estimated Time: 30:58

SCCM Pod-428 Endotracheal Tube Size and Aspiration

Each year, approximately 790,000 patients in the United States develop acute respiratory failure that requires intubation and mechanical ventilation. This podcast explores the association between endotracheal tube size and aspiration in acute respiratory failure survivors.

SCCM Pod-425 Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis PICU Admissions

Cystic fibrosis patient care has advanced greatly in recent years and the mortality rate has improved. Explore  PICU mortality and the factors associated with death among critically ill children with cystic fibrosis in this iCritical Care podcast.

SCCM Pod-424 Critical Care Implications of Respiratory Depression on Hospital Wards

Continuous monitoring on hospital wards can prevent adverse events and unnecessary ICU admissions. Michael Smith, MD, is joined by Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, to review the demographics of respiratory depression.

Estimated Time: 16:39 min depression, induced, opioid, PRODIGY, respiratory, trial

SCCM Pod-417 COVID-19-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Clinicians are working to understand and formulate an effective treatment for COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (Marini J. Crit Care Med. 2020 May 13; Epub ahead of print).

Estimated Time: 20:45 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

SCCM Pod-416 COVID-19 Learning: Multiple Patients on a Single Ventilator

In a situation where ventilators are in short supply, multiple patients on a single ventilator could be a strategy of last resort. In this podcast, Arthur S. Slutsky, MD, discusses his article "Personalized Ventilation to Multiple Patients Using a Single Ventilator: Descriptio...

Estimated Time: 22:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

SCCM Pod-408 Vaping-Associated Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Craig M. Lilly, MD, discuss the newly released guidance for vaping-associated respiratory distress syndrome, published in Critical Care Explorations (Lilly C, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2(2): e0081).

Estimated Time: 28:26 min ARDS, Poisoning

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.

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SCCM Pod-366 Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality After Rapid Response Team Calls

Dr. Todd 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.”

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SCCM Pod-361 Antibiotic Therapy in Comatose Mechanically Ventilated Patients Following Aspiration

Dr. Fraser, MD, speaks with Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, MD, about the article, "Antibiotic Therapy in Comatose Mechanically Ventilated Patients Following Aspiration: Differentiating Pneumonia from Pneumonitis," published in Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-VCCR7 The Basics of Veno-Arterial and Veno-Venous ECMO and the Indications of ECMO Therapy

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Elliott Cohen, MD about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Estimated Time: 24:36 min ECMO, Rehabilitation, Therapy

SCCM Pod-329 A Bedside Model for Mortality Risk in Pediatric Patients with ARDS

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Aaron C. Spicer, MD, MAS, about the article, “A Simple and Robust Bedside Model for Mortality Risk in Pediatric Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” published in the October 2016 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-142 PCCM: Helping Mechanically Ventilated Infants Swallow

Steven B. Leder, PhD, discusses his article, “Dysphagia Testing and Aspiration Status in Medically Stable Infants Requiring Mechanical Ventilation Via Tracheotomy,” published in the July 2010 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-141 PCCM: Emergent Endotracheal Intubations in Children

Christopher L. Carroll, MD, FCCM, lead author of an article published in the May 2010 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Emergent Endotracheal Intubations in Children: Be Careful if it's Late When You Intubate,” which discusses the risks of emergent tracheal intubatio...

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ARDS: Will Precision Approaches Move the Needle?

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . Daniel S. Talmor, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a professor of anesthesiology at Harvard...

Hospital Stress, Adaptation, and Resiliency During Respiratory Viral Acute Surge Events

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections . Respiratory viral acute surge events, in which hospitals face stress and capacity strain from an influx of infected patients, range from annual respiratory viral seasons dominated by seasonal ...