Critical Care Scenarios

Critical Care Scenarios

Latest Episodes

Episode 56: Resuscitation psychology with Dan Dworkis
February 01, 2023

Discussing the psychology of emergency response, team dynamics, and debriefing with Dan Dworkis, MD, PhD, FACEP. He’s the Chief Medical Officer at the Mission Critical Team Institute, a board-certifie

TIRBO #27: The halo effect
January 25, 2023

An important cognitive bias in medicine, and how the COVID pandemic has shown us that generalizing the assumption of competence is a treacherous pitfall. Find us on Patreon here! Buy your merch here!

Lightning rounds #24: Getting into leadership roles
January 18, 2023

After our recent episodes on publishing papers and giving talks, we close off with a review of leadership and academic rank: sitting on committees, educational roles, faculty appointments, and more. F

TIRBO #26: RadioPEEP discordance
January 11, 2023

On todays TIRBO: A sinister pitfall that may lead you to injuring lungs and worsening outcomes. Find us on Patreon here! Buy your merch here!

Episode 55: Undifferentiated encephalopathy and autoimmune encephalitis, with Casey Albin
January 04, 2023

How to evaluate the patient with unexplained encephalopathy, and a practical approach to diagnosing autoimmune encephalitis with an emphasis on anti-NMDA receptor encephalitiswith Dr. Casey Albin (@C

TIRBO #25: Two things NOT to hear
December 28, 2022

On todays TIRBO: A couple common lines Id rather stop hearing people say in the ICU.

Lightning rounds #23: How we do end-of-life care
December 21, 2022

A general discussion about how we recognize patients are dying, how we steer into discussions regarding goals of care, and the many biases and errors we often bring to the table. Two-part blog post at

TIRBO #24: Two things people need to hear
December 14, 2022

On todays TIRBO, a couple things worth saying when a patient is struck down with unexpected critical illness: its going to take time, and it wasnt anyones fault. Find us on Patreon here! Buy your

Episode 54: The critically ill patient with pulmonary hypertension, with Ray Foley
December 07, 2022

We look at the patient with known pulmonary hypertension admitted for new issues like sepsis and pneumonia, and how they differ from our usual bread and butter, with help from Dr. Raymond Foley, direc

TIRBO #23: Cultivating clinical calm
November 30, 2022

Much is made of staying cool during emergencies, but what does this really mean? What is calm, what role does it play in a clinical environment, when is it appropriate, and how do we learn it? This