Critical Care Scenarios

Critical Care Scenarios

Latest Episodes

Episode 32: Lightning rounds #3
May 30, 2021

Following up from the last lightning rounds on vascular procedures, we look at non-vascular bedside procedures in the ICU: paracentesis, thoracentesis (including chest tubes), lumbar punctures, and bronchoscopy. How do we tap, what are our tricks,

Episode 31: Practical mobility, awakening, and delirium prevention with Kali Dayton
May 16, 2021

The art of taking a critically ill, heavily sedated, floridly delirious patient on aggressive vent support and pulling them out of the loop of sedation, immobility, and delirium. With Kali Dayton, ACNP-BC (@HomeIcu),

Episode 30: Diabetic ketoacidosis
May 02, 2021

Diagnosing and treating DKA, including fluid management, lab studies, insulin management, managing acid-base abnormalities, transitioning off your drips, and all the rest. Takeaway lessons Calculate your anion gap and perhaps your strong ion difference...

Episode 29: Lightning rounds #2
April 18, 2021

A vascular access roundtable, discussing our practices surrounding arterial lines, central lines, PICC lines and midlines, and PA catheters. When do we place them? When can they come out? What sites do we like? When (and how) do we use ultrasound?

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.