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ICU Rounds

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A podcast dedicated to the teaching of critical care. The focus audience is physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, therapists, and paramedics. These are topics that arise while on teaching rounds in the Burn ICU at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A broad scope of critical care and prehospital topics are presented as well as recent journal articles and medical news.

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A podcast dedicated to the teaching of critical care. The focus audience is physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, therapists, and paramedics. These are topics that arise while on teaching rounds in the Burn ICU at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A broad scope of critical care and prehospital topics are presented as well as recent journal articles and medical news.

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Love!

By Arockingroupie - Sep 26 2019
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I really loved these but where did they go?!? Come back!!!!

Amazing!

By Dr. Gerber - Oct 24 2018
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I love these podcasts and learned so much from all of them. What an amazing teacher.

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ICU Rounds

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A podcast dedicated to the teaching of critical care. The focus audience is physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, therapists, and paramedics. These are topics that arise while on teaching rounds in the Burn ICU at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A broad scope of critical care and prehospital topics are presented as well as recent journal articles and medical news.

Arterial Blood Gases

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This episode is a discussion about how to approach an arterial blood gas result.

Apr 26 2009

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Metabolic Acidosis in the ICU

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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.

Jul 26 2007

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Oxygenation & PEEP

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A discussion of ventilation, oxygenation, and the role of PEEP.

May 13 2007

26mins

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Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation is a common problem in ICU patients, but it is a problem with many potential causes, and not always a well defined treatment.

Feb 20 2008

38mins

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Acute RenalFailure

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Acute renal failure is a dreaded complication in the ICU.  This podcast will review the various types of acute renal failure, the etiology, as well as acute management.

May 22 2007

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign (part 1)

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The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) is concensus document that attempts to provide the best evidence to assist in the care of the septic patient.  All providers who provide care to the septic patient should be aware of the contents of the SSC.

May 12 2008

31mins

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IV Fluids (Part 1)

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An introduction to the basic science in fluids used to treat hypovolemia.

May 03 2009

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Sepsis - Part 1

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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.

Dec 11 2007

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Myocardial Infarction: Diagnosis and Thrombolytics

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Myocardial Infaction (Part 1): This episode will discuss the diagnosis of MI, STEMI, and non-STEMI.  We then discuss the indications and types of thrombolytic agents.

Sep 09 2008

28mins

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Hyperkalemia

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Hyperkalemia is a very common and potentially dangerous electrolyte disorder that commonly occurs in ICU patients.

Jan 12 2009

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Lactate Acidosis - Type A

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This podcast is a description of how lactate is produced and metabolized.  I will discuss the role of lactate in the diagnosis and management of shock.  This podcast will focus on Type A lactic acidosis.

Nov 12 2011

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Hyponatremia: common but dangerous

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Hyponatremia or a low serum sodium is a common electrolyte problem that is dangerous if ignored or treated improperly.

Feb 07 2009

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Myocardial Infarction: PCI and medications

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This is the second installment of this topic. In this episode we talk about the role of angioplasty and role of various medications in the treatment of the patient having an MI.

Oct 20 2008

25mins

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Hypercalcemia

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A potentiallylife-threatening electrolyte problem that commonly finds its way into the ICU as well as on exams.

Aug 14 2008

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Pulmonary Physiology and General Anesthesia

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This episode discusses the effects and risks of anesthesia on patients with pulmonary disease as well as the effects of anesthesia on pulmonary physiology.

Jun 21 2009

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign (part 2)

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We continue our discussion of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC).  This includes fluids types, steroids, rhAPC (Xigris), and blood sugar control.

May 15 2008

34mins

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Pulmonary Embolus

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A description of the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of PE.

Jul 28 2011

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

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A discussion of the physiology and presentation of abdominal compartment syndrome.

Jun 07 2008

33mins

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Antibiotic Considerations in the ICU

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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.

Sep 14 2007

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Sepsis - Part 2

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In this episode we discuss that ICU care of the patient with sepsis.  This includes an introduction to various vasopressors.

Feb 01 2008

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Colloids: Details and Myths

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This episode provide some basic description of colloids as will as some myths.  

Jul 09 2012

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Random Serum Cortisol Levels are misleading

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A physiological explanation why random cortisol levels are NOT helpful in evaluating adrenal function

Mar 12 2012

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EARLY use of Tranexamic Acid may improve survival from bleeding in trauma

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In this episode we talk about the results of the CRASH-2 trial published in Lancet.  This trial showed that the EARLY use of Tranexamic acid may improve survivial, but delayed use may be associated with an increased mortality.  

Feb 20 2012

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Pediatric IVC diameter determination with ultrasound

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If you are using ultrasound to evaluate IVC diamter in children, what is considered a normal IVC diameter?   You can determine the IVC/Ao ratio or correct the IVC diamter based on the child's body surface area.  

Feb 09 2012

15mins

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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This is a condition that mimics acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that may be caused by acute emotional or physical stress.  Patient's may appear to have profound cardiogenic shock, but these patients have a very high survivial rate with little more than supportive care.  

Jan 31 2012

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Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (NTSI)

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This episode discusses the pathophysiology, presentation, and treatment of NTSI.

Dec 06 2011

26mins

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Different Cardiac Output Monitors & Physiology

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This episode will discuss the physiology behind various CO output monitors such as pulmonary artery catheters, PICCO, pulse wave form analysis, and LiDCO.  

Nov 26 2011

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Lactic Acidosis - Type B

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Now these are the types of lactic acidosis that most people are not familiar.  They can be caused by medications, underlying disease, or inborn errors of metabolism.   

Nov 19 2011

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Lactate Acidosis - Type A

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This podcast is a description of how lactate is produced and metabolized.  I will discuss the role of lactate in the diagnosis and management of shock.  This podcast will focus on Type A lactic acidosis.

Nov 12 2011

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Endotracheal tube cuff leaks and self-extubations

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A brief description on what to consider when confronted with a patient with an air leak from the ET tube or a patient that self-extubates.

Aug 03 2011

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Pulmonary Embolus

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A description of the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of PE.

Jul 28 2011

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Smoke Inhalation Injury

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Smoke Inhalation injuries can be deadly.  This episode explains why smoke can be so deadly, and how to care for those patients with suspected smoke inhalation injuries.

Jul 06 2011

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Propofol Related Infusion Syndrome

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Propofol Related Infusion Syndrome is a potentially fatal complication of propofol.  If you use this common ICU drug you need this information.

Jun 05 2011

24mins

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Wedge: Everyone elses favorite Swan number

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

Dec 12 2010

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SVO2 My favorite Swan Number

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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.  

Dec 05 2010

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Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

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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.

Oct 21 2010

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Pancreatitis - Surgical Indications and Procedures

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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.  

Jul 23 2010

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Severe Acute Pancreatitis: Part 2 ICU Considerations

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

Jun 02 2010

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Pancreatitis - Part 1

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This is an initial presentation of the causes and diagnosis of acute pancreatitis.

May 25 2010

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That peripheral IV can kill you: Suppurative Thrombophlebitis

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

Feb 25 2010

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