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Content Type: Podcasts

SCCM Pod-164 CCM: Rescue Therapies in Patients with ALI

Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc, is the lead author of an article published in the June 2011 Critical Care Medicine  titled “Utilization Patterns and Patient Outcomes Associated with Use of Rescue Therapies in Acute Lung Injury.”

SCCM Pod-162 Healthcare Quality: How Did We Get Here?

Kristine Lombardozzi, MD, FCCM, discusses her article published in the August Critical Connections titled, “Understanding the Evolution of Our National Healthcare Quality Improvement Process,” which outlines the origins and history of healthcare quality that brought us to wher...

SCCM Pod-163 PCCM: Central ECMO Leads to Better Survival in Children

Graeme MacLaren, MD, FCCM, is the lead author on an article published in the March Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Pediatric Septic Shock.”

SCCM Pod-161 Clifford Deutschman on Sepsis Research, SCCM Involvement

SCCM president-elect Clifford S. Deutschman, MD, FCCM, professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, shares how his involvement within SCCM helped shape aspects of his career.

SCCM Pod-159 Continuous Capnography and the Difficult Airway

The Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Difficult Airway Society was designed to identify and study serious airway complications occurring during anaesthesia in the intensive care unit and emergency department. The group recently published i...

SCCM Pod-158 Mouth Care and VAP Prevention

Cindy L. Munro, RN, PhD, ANP-C, authored an article in the 2009 American Journal of Critical Care, titled “Chlorhexidine, Toothbrushing, and Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in Critically Ill Adults.”

SCCM Pod-156 Delirium in the Critically Ill Patient

Pratik Pandharipande, MD, FCCM, discusses the definition and scope of delirium and how to identify and manage the condition in children.

SCCM Pod-140 PCCM: Blood/Brain Barrier Permeability During Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Monica Vavilala, MD, discusses her recent article published in the May issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Change in Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability During Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Treatment.”

SCCM Pod-151 Symptoms Experienced by ICU Patients at Risk of Dying

Kathleen A. Puntillo, RN, DNSc, is the lead author of an article published in the November 2010 Critical Care Medicine titled, “Symptoms Experienced by Intensive Care Unit Patients at High Risk of Dying.”

SCCM Pod-149 Critical Care Coding and Billing

George A. Sample, MD, discusses current and emerging topics in coding and billing, including the end of consultation codes for Medicare patients and the future of consults for non-Medicare patients.

SCCM Pod-146 Disaster Management in Haiti

Randy S. Wax, MD, and Marie Baldisseri, MD, FCCM, discuss disaster management and their relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

SCCM Pod-145 Drug Shortages in the ICU

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, discusses drug shortages in the intensive care unit and how such shortages affect critical care patients and those requiring anesthesia.

SCCM Pod-154 Establishing Successful FDM and FCCS Courses, METs

Babak Sarani, MD, serves as a course director for the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) and Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) programs and offers insight into the value of these programs, the road to becoming an instructor and how to establish FDM or FCCS at one's o...

SCCM Pod-153 Council Member Shares SCCM Experiences, Sepsis Research

Craig Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, shares how early involvement within the Society, his receiving the Vision Grant, and his participation in Specialty Sections helped shape his career, while stressing the importance of mentorship.

SCCM Pod-148 Adjunctive Corticosteroid Therapy in Pediatric Sepsis

Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses his article published in the January Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Adjunctive Corticosteroid Therapy in Pediatric Severe Sepsis: Observations From the RESOLVE.”

SCCM Pod-99 Congress Preview: Mechanical Ventilation Modes

Richard D. Branson, RRT, FCCM, discusses his two upcoming presentations for the 38th Critical Care Congress, The Modes of Mechanical Ventilation and Mechanical Ventilation Modes: How and When.

SCCM Pod-139 CCM: Duration of Delirium as an ICU Predictor of Cognitive Impairment

 Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI, discusses his article published in the July 2010 Critical Care Medicine, titled “Delirium as a Predictor of Long-Term Cognitive Impairment in Survivors of Critical Illness.”

SCCM Pod-94 Increased Mortality of Ventilated Patients with Endotracheal Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, discusses an article published in the September 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled "Increased Mortality of Ventilated Patients with Endotracheal Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Without Clinical Signs of Infection."

SCCM Pod-93 ACCM Recommendations for Corticosteroid Insufficiency

Paul Marik, MD, FCCM, discusses the June Critical Care Medicine article, "Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Corticosteroid Insufficiency in Critically Ill Adult Patients: Consensus Statements from an International Task Force by the American College of Critica...

SCCM Pod-90 New End-of-Life Guidelines

Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, discusses new guidelines published in the March 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Recommendations for End-of-Life Care in the ICU."