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.
Splitting a Ventilator: Multipatient Ventilation for COVID?
Throughout the pandemic, there has been considerable discussion about the possibility of running our of ventilators. One potential solution that was brought forward was putting multiple patients on a single ventilator. This is a lot harder than merely attaching a plastic splitter on a ventilator. In this episode, we explain safety and physiological considerations. Also, we briefly discuss specific patient care issues and ventilator settings if your circumstance requires you to adopt this approach.
Prone Ventilation for ARDS (COVID-19)
This week we have a brief conversation about prone mechanical ventilation for ARDS. Does it provide a benefit? When should we use it, and why does it work? I hope this is helpful as prone ventilation has been reported to provide benefit to patients with ARDS secondary to Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
ARDS and Mechanical Ventilation / COVID-19 Care
Today we discuss the approach to oxygenating and mechanically ventilating a patient suffering from ARDS. We will cover elements relevant and essential in the management of COVID patients and all others with ARDS.
ICU Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
I'm back. I plan on providing you with some useful information when caring for patients infected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In this episode, I will provide you an overview of the current evidence and best practices with some explanation and commentary from the recent Surviving Sepsis COVID-19 guidance.
Colloids: Details and Myths
This episode provide some basic description of colloids as will as some myths.
Random Serum Cortisol Levels are misleading
A physiological explanation why random cortisol levels are NOT helpful in evaluating adrenal function
Dear Burn Doc,
These are helping me so much I am so very thankful to have found these as I am heading overseas to work in the ICU for the first time ever, and with only covid patients as well! These are priceless for me to wrap my head around everything before I arrive, and I’m sure I will keep listening once there. Please please update with anything new that can!! Your speech and teaching style are truly great. Thank you!
Keep ‘em coming!
Great hearing from you again! As NYC area RN your COVID-19 lectures were very helpful. Thank you again.
I listened to ICU rounds 10 years ago as a nurse and started listening again now as a nurse practitioner starting an acute care NP program. The content is always relevant and up to date. Thank you for starting it back up! -4/2020
I am a critical care nurse in Texas and have found this podcast an excellent resource, and is great to listen to during my daily commute. Thank you for all hard work Dr. Guy! -2010