Critical Care Scenarios

Critical Care Scenarios


Latest Episodes

Episode 28: Diuresis, deescalation, and liberation with Matt Siuba
April 04, 2021

How to take the well-resuscitated critically ill patient, get fluid out of them, deescalate their antibiotics, wean their sedation, reduce vent support, extubate, and get them out of the ICU—with Dr. Matt Siuba (Twitter: @msiuba),

Episode 27: Wilderness medicine with Ross Hofmeyr
March 21, 2021

Management of an alpine medicine scene including discussion of HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema), and suspension syndrome, with Dr. Ross Hofmeyr (@rosshofmeyr), anesthesiologist in the Department of Anaesthesia a...

Episode 26: ICU sedation, mobility, and delirium with Dale Needham
March 07, 2021

How to manage the intubated critically ill patient while keeping them awake, non-delirious, and mobile, with Dr. Dale Needham, FCPA, MD, PhD. Dr. Needham is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilita...

Episode 25: Rhabdomyolysis
February 21, 2021

Initial workup, fluid management, renal replacement, and other subtleties of caring for the critically ill patient with rhabdomyolysis. Takeaway lessons Rhabdomyolysis is defined by elevated levels of creatinine kinase and/or myoglobin in the serum sec...

Special episode: Surviving COVID-19 with Eve Leckie
February 07, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully wind down this year. What happens next with these patients? A powerful discussion with Eve Leckie (@browofjustice), RN, CCRN, formerly of the CVCC at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and now disabled after contracting COVID.

Episode 24: Rural retrieval medicine with Minh Le Cong
January 24, 2021

Scene management, logistics, and stabilization of a blunt trauma patient in the Australian outback with Dr. Minh Le Cong (@ketaminh), rural GP and retrieval physician for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and host of the PHARM podcast.

Episode 23: COVID-19 pneumonia with Nicole King
January 10, 2021

Best practices in care of the critically ill patient with COVID-19 pneumonia are not known at this time. However, practical lessons from the ground are filtering in from those who have seen many of these patients, and Dr.

Episode 22: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage with Thomas Lawson
December 27, 2020

Initial approach, supportive care, risk stratification, and management of the troublesome complications for ruptured subarachnoid aneurysm, with Thomas Lawson (@TomLawsonNP), nurse practitioner in the neurocritical care unit at OSU Wexner Medical Cente...

Episode 21: Trauma resuscitation with Scott Weingart
December 13, 2020

A patient with multiple abdominal gunshot wounds, resuscitated before and after damage control surgery by the legendary Scott Weingart (@emcrit): emergency physician, surgical intensivist by way of Shock Trauma in Baltimore,

Episode 20: Post-CABG emergencies with Kris Ramilo and Brendan Riordan
November 29, 2020

Looking at the workflow of a fresh post-op open heart surgery patient, as well as what to do when it devolves into cardiac tamponade, with (returning) guest Brendan Riordan, cardiothoracic ICU PA (@concernecus) at the University of Washington,