ICU Rounds
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Discussion of what is the difference between a CVC infection and a catheter-related blood stream infection. They are treated differently so it is important to know the difference.
Direct download: POD_ICR_DxCRBSI.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

A discussion on nosocomial infections and VAP.
Direct download: POD_ICR_VAP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

What horrible things can happen with central lines once they have been inserted.
Direct download: POD_ICR_CVCdwell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

A discussion of the potential problems encountered while inserting central venous catheters.
Direct download: POD_ICR_CVCInsert.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

This episode discusses the effects and risks of anesthesia on patients with pulmonary disease as well as the effects of anesthesia on pulmonary physiology.
Direct download: POD_ICR_PreOpLung.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

Ingestion of caustic materials can be fatal and difficult to evaluate. These patients are often referred to our burn center.
Direct download: POD_ICR_Ingestions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT

An introduction to the basic science in fluids used to treat hypovolemia.
Direct download: POD_PPP_IVF.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

This episode is a discussion about how to approach an arterial blood gas result.
Direct download: POD_ICR_ABG.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Discussion of the technology of the pulse oximeter
Direct download: POD_ICR_pulseox.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

This is an interview that I did on with Dr. Brian Cotton. Dr. Cotton recently left Vanderbilt to take a new position at UT Houston. He is an excellent teacher and his opinions on fluids resuscitation are cutting edge.
Direct download: POD_ICR_Cotton.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

When and how can providing a starving patient nutrition be potentially deadly.
Direct download: POD_ICR_refeed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

Understanding the root cause of hypoxia will allow for more appropriate treatment.
Direct download: POD_ICR_hypoxia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

Evaluation and treatment of elevated serum sodium is presented.
Direct download: POD_ICR_HyperNa.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

Hyponatremia or a low serum sodium is a common electrolyte problem that is dangerous if ignored or treated improperly.
Direct download: POD_ICR_HypoNa.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Review of a recent publication from Annals of Surgery
Direct download: POD_ICR_Tourn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

Following the recent crash of the US Airways in the Hudson River, it is an appropriate time to discuss the clinical manifestations and treatment of hypothermia.
Direct download: cold.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) the center of a great deal of discussion of ventilator management.   Knowing the factors that increase or decrease PIP are important to those managing critically ill patient.  This podcast is steeped in physiology and perhaps more difficult than my typical podcasts.  PIP=  [Tv/ (Compliance Lung & Thorax)] + (Resistance of airway + flow )
Direct download: POD_PIP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Hyperkalemia is a very common and potentially dangerous electrolyte disorder that commonly occurs in ICU patients.
Direct download: hyperK.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT