ICU Rounds
also available for free download on iTunes. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/icu-rounds/id254707344)
Sepsis is a common cause of death in the intensive care unit.  In this episode I present some of the statistics on septic deaths, introduce the definitions, and present the basic science.  Part 2 will cover fluid and drug therapy for septic shock. 
Direct download: Sepsis_prt1.mp3
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Large numbers of patients in ICUs are on heparin and what is this complication of heparin induced thrombocytopenia? 
Direct download: HIT.mp3
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The onset of cold weather will bring with it an increase in structure fires.  The leading cause of deaths in fires is complications from the inhalation of smoke-- not burns.  Learn why smoke is so deadly as well as what are the appropriate methods to treat smoke related asphyxiation.  
Direct download: smoke.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

Blood products:   pRBCs, fresh frozen plasma, platelets, cryoprecipitate when and how should we use it?  What are the risks?  You may order them like IV fluids but do you really know how these potentially deadly products are to be used. 
Direct download: bloodproducts.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

A great deal is being presented and published on control of blood sugar in the ICU as well as the postoperative period.   How much control is enough and what is the data?
Direct download: hyperglycemia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Why do we choose the antibiotics that we do?   How long do we continue the course of therapy?   Should we use some antibiotics together?  These topics are covered in the episode. 
Direct download: ABXTX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

Earthquakes are horrible natural events causing loss of lives in the thousands.   Following earthquakes, building collapses, and cave-ins, large number of victims will suffer from renal failure and death following crush syndrome. 

Direct download: CRUSH.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

An introduction of the biology of thermal injuries and the initial care of the patient with thermal injuries in critical condition.

Direct download: thermal_injury.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

A common problem in the ill or injured patient is a metabolic acidosis.   In this episode we will review the common etiology of a metabolic acidosis as well as some lesser known causes.  
Direct download: metabolic_acidosis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

Bomb and blast injuries:  In the past blast injuries were limited to the battlefield of a rare industrial accident.  The events of the past week are a reminder that civilian population centers are targets for bombing attacks.   Most civilian providers has no to limited knowledge or experience treating patients with such injuries.   This episode is dediacated to a discussion of some of the unique properties and injuries associated with blast injuries.  In the event of a terrorist attack, like those attempted in London this past week, the injuries will be in the hundreds. 
Direct download: bomb.mp3
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