In this edition of the Air Care series we take a look at the LVAD via post and podcast, introducing you to the meeting of man and machine. Adam Gottula, MD interviews Liz Powell, MD and Paige Barger, NP covering the spectrum of LVAD basics from common functions to life threatening complications.Read More
Invasive ventilation is one of the most frequently applied interventions utilized for critically ill patients. However, as with all medical interventions, there are potential risks and harms which must be balanced with perceived benefit. As our understanding of physiology grows, we have found more and more potential harms associated with invasive mechanical ventilation. This review of a recent article published in JAMA explores the impact of different tidal volume strategies for patients who do not have ARDS.Read More
In this week's Grand Rounds, we had the honor of our guest lecturer, ED/critical care pioneer Dr. Kyle Gunnerson, teach us about ED ECMO and implementing the concept of the ED-ICU. That was followed by our Air Care Grand Rounds curriculum with a mix of hands-on practical learning, didactics and simulation sessions.Read More
This week we had our annual Critical Care Symposium where we invited our own critical care trained faculty and a special guest to have a day chock full of critical care goodness.
Refractory septic shock with Dr. David norton
Dr. David Norton, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the UCMC Medical Intensive Care Unit
Definition of Refractory Shock:
No clear definition exists, but we are generally describing a state of decreased vascular responsiveness despite high vasopressor infusion.Read More