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Content Type: Podcasts

SCCM Pod-128 Patient Management After Cardiac Surgery

Anthony Carlese, MD, DO, discusses management of the patient after cardiac surgery, specifically his approach to caring for patients in the ICU who have just undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and the different situations and that he encounters.

SCCM Pod-129 CCM: The Use of RIFLE in Patients with AKI

John A. Kellum, MD, FCCM, discusses how one uses RIFLE to take care of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). He also discusses his review article, published in the April 2008 Supplement issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “Acute Kidney Injury.”

SCCM Pod-126 Managing IAH and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Michael Cheatham, MD, FCCM, director of the surgical intensive care units at Orlando Regional Trauma Center in Florida, discusses his latest paper titled, “Is the Evolving Management of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Improving Survival,” publis...

SCCM Pod-127 CCM: Physician Extenders in the ICU

Ruth Kleinpell, RN, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM, discusses her experience as a nurse practitioner as well as her research into the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the ICU.

SCCM Pod-125 Focus on the Team: Acute Critical Care Surgery

Michael West, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses his unique career path into critical care and his background as a trauma/critical care surgeon. 

SCCM Pod-122 Disaster Management in Haiti

Barbara McLean, ACNP, CCNS-NP, discusses her recent volunteer efforts in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the area. McLean discusses general disaster management strategies as well as patient populations and care challenges specific to the event.

SCCM Pod-123 Message from the 2010 President

Society of Critical Care Medicine president Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, discusses her goals and vision for the Society during her 2010 term. As the first pharmacist president of the organization, Jacobi stresses the importance of pharmacists and their role in critical c...

SCCM Pod-119 PCCM: Does Fellowship Program Size and Rotations Affect Clinical and Research Time?

Wynne Morrison, MD, discusses an article published in the May issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, which highlighted the results of a national survey of pediatric critical care medicine fellowship clinical and research time allocation.

SCCM Pod-114 CCM: Why Not Physician-Assisted Death

Constantine A. Manthous, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine at Bridgeport Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut, discusses his article published in the April 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, “Why Not Physician-Assisted Death?”

SCCM Pod-117 CCM: Public Awareness and Perception of Sepsis

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, discusses her article published in the January 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “An International Survey: Public Awareness and Perception of Sepsis.”

SCCM Pod-118 PCCM: HLH and Sepsis

Leticia Castillo, MD, FCCM, discusses an article published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Secondary HLH and Severe Sepsis/Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome/Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome/Macrophage Activation Syndrome Share Common Intermediate Phenotypes on a Spe...

SCCM Pod-115 PCCM: Difficult Conversations in the Pediatric ICU

Elaine Meyer, RN, PhD, discusses a paper published recently in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Difficult Conversations: Improving Communication Skills and Relational Abilities in Healthcare.”

SCCM Pod-112 Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Michael Diringer, MD, FCCM, discusses his article published in Critical Care Medicine about the management of acute aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

SCCM Pod-113 Decontamination of the Digestive Tract

Phillip S. Barie, MD, MBA, FCCM, discusses decontamination of the digestive tract and oropharynx in an attempt to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia.  He discusses a recent article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, “Decontamination of the Digestive Tract a...

SCCM Pod-111 CCM: Family Presence and Physician Performance

Rosemarie Fernandez, MD, discusses an article published in the June 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, “The Presence of a Family Witness Impacts Physician Performance During Simulated Medical Codes.”

SCCM Pod-107 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part II

John H. Beigel, MD, clarifies the definition of influenza and discusses the evolution of viruses, speculation on the mode of transmission and the role of vaccines and therapies as they relate to H1N1 Influenza.

SCCM Pod-106 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part I

Randy S. Wax, MD, discusses the current outbreak of H1N1 Influenza, the triage protocol for critical care during an influenza epidemic, the public's role in taking necessary precautions, and educational resources that are available.

SCCM Pod-102 Leadership in Critical Care - Part I

John McNelis, MD, FCCM, discusses leadership and mentorship in the critical care community.

SCCM Pod-103 Leadership in Critical Care - Part II

Vladimir Kvetan, MD, FCCM, discusses the history and goals of the Critical Care Leadership Network of the Greater New York Hospital Association for which he is a founding member.

SCCM Pod-100 Peter J. Pronovost Looks to the Future of Patient Safety

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses patient safety research and future efforts to reduce infections in the intensive care unit in this special 100th episode of the iCritical Care Podcasts.