ICU Rounds
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Wedge or PAOP is perhaps the most quoted and poorly understood variable generated by a Swan-Ganz.

Direct download: POD_ICR_PAOP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

The most helpful number for me on a Swan is the SvO2.   This is a brief description of how I use this variable in evaluating critically ill and injured patients.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_SVO2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest is part of ACLS and is used by several EMS agencies around the US.  Despite good data and improved patient outcomes, many providers fail to used this modality.  This podcast will focus on a presentation of the data, methods of cooling, and potential complications.

Direct download: POD_ICR_TxHypotherm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

This is the third in the series on severe pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis.  This episode reviews the indications for surgery, morbidity and mortality of surgery, and what are the surgical options.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_Panc3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Severe Acute Pancreatitis: Part 2 ICU Considerations

A brief discussion of the considerations of ICU care of the patient with severe pancreatitis, fluid resuscitation, respiratory, renal, and nutrition.

Direct download: POD_ICR_Panc2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

This is an initial presentation of the causes and diagnosis of acute pancreatitis.  
Direct download: POD_ICR_Panc1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

All the recent emphasis on venous catheter infections has been on central lines.   Those peripheral IVs are also dangerous.  

Direct download: POD_ICR_SupPhleb.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

Acute Colonic Pseudoobstruction (ACPO) is commonly called Ogilvies Syndrome.  ACPO presents massive dilation in critically ill patients, and might result in invasive procedures to avoid ischemia or perforation of the colon.

Direct download: POD_ICR_ACPO.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

A brief summary of what are hemoglobin based oxygen carriers (HBOC) and where are they in development.
Direct download: POD_ICR_HBOC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am EST