Critical Care Scenarios

Critical Care Scenarios


Latest Episodes

TIRBO #7: Selecting vasopressors
April 17, 2022

A practical approach to choosing and escalating vasopressors for patients in shock.

Lightning rounds #14: Abdominal compartment syndrome
April 10, 2022

Brandon and Bryan discuss a practical approach to abdominal compartment syndrome: when to suspect it, confirming the diagnosis with bladder pressure or other monitoring, management, and prognosis. Sor

TIRBO #6: The many varieties of subclavian line
April 03, 2022

Reviewing the different approaches to placing central venous catheters in the subclavian vein.

Episode 45: Amniotic fluid embolism with Stephanie Martin
March 27, 2022

We discuss the clinical presentation and management of AFE with guests Dr. Stephanie Martin (Twitter: @OBCriticalCare, Instagram: @criticalcareob), medical director for Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics

Episode 44: Physical therapy with Heidi Engel
March 20, 2022

A look at rehabilitation and mobility in the critically ill, from the perspective of our skilled therapists—with Heidi Engel, PT, DPT of UC San Francisco, long-term provider of acute care therapy, res

TIRBO #5: Tracheoinnominate fistulas
March 13, 2022

A quick review of tracheoinnominate fistulas: how they happen, what they look like, and most importantly, what you’ll need to do.

Episode 41: Preventing and managing complications (part 2) with Matt Siuba
December 26, 2021

Part two of our discussion with fan favorite Matt Siuba (@msiuba), Cleveland Clinic intensivist, on complications in critical care and how to prevent and manage them. Today we focus on respiratory fai

Lightning rounds #10: Physical examination in the ICU
December 12, 2021

Bryan and Brandon talk about the physical exam: how we apply it in the ICU, its utility and changing role in the setting of modern diagnostic modalities, and its best and most practical use-cases. Ref

Episode 40: Making the diagnosis with André Mansoor
November 28, 2021

Dr. André Mansoor (@AndreMansoor), associate professor of medicine in Portland, Oregon, author of the excellent Frameworks for Internal Medicine, and contributor to Physical Diagnosis PDX, talks us th

Lightning rounds #9: Notes and documentation
November 14, 2021

Bryan and Brandon chat about notes: what makes a good one, their many and conflicting purposes, some structures and approaches, system- versus problem-based charting, and more.