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  • Though the tendency might be to celebrate when you've obtained ROSC in the patient with cardiac arrest, the real work has only just begun.  Critical care during the early post-arrest period can make the difference between life and death.  Peter, Rob, and Mike discuss the pearls and pitfalls you NEED to know when caring for that patient you just resuscitated from cardiac arrest.

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  • John Greenwood is back with another outstanding bounce-up case!  Listen and find out how to use the BISAP ad CT Severity Index.  Most importantly, learn the pearls in identifying that sick patient with pancreatitis who needs a higher level of care.

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  • Summer is here and so are dangerously high temperatures.  Numerous deaths have already been reported from heat-related illness.  In this podcast, Mike, Peter, and Rob discuss the pearls and pitfalls in cooling patients with heat stroke.  Listen in and find out why those cold IV fluids you may be administering just don't work!

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  • In this episode, Mike, Peter, and Rob review the clinical applications of capnography in the critically ill patient.  It's so much more than confirmation of endotracheal tube placement...

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  • Ever wonder why your SAH patient becomes hypotensive?  Mike and John discuss a recent article on cardiac dysfunction in the neurocritical care patient.  How do you make the diagnosis?  More importantly, what are the critical components in managing these complex patients?

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  • Drs. Sorenson and McCurdy make their debut appearance on CCPEM to discuss a recent article with some frightening results! Miss this episode and you may be left wondering why that septic patient had a large PE.

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  • [embed=videolink]{"video":"https://youtu.be/Tdt4FFXd6og","width":"800","height":"600"}[/embed]Critical Care Quickie: John gives a great Critical Care Quickie on a recent article regarding trauma bounce-ups and the factors to pay attention to!

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  • Mike Allison rejoins the podcast this month to discuss the hot topic of HFNC.  What's the evidence say about using this device for critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure?  Mike gives some outstanding pearls and pitfalls in using HFNC.

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  • In this episode, Mike and John discuss a potential new target for optimizing mechanical ventilation. This is a can't miss, cutting-edge discussion.  Miss it and you may be left wondering why you are behind the time by just focusing on plateau pressure!

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RT @CritPoints: We are headed back to Rancho Bernardo Inn (San Diego) December 2-4. Come see presentations by leaders in Emergency and Crit…

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  • Meet Mike Winters and Peter DeBlieux at Critical Points this December, 2-4 2016 in San Diego, CA!
     

    Critical Points is one of THE best CME courses, teaching the critical care skills needed to best manage the acutely dying patient. Designed for emergency physicians, hospitalists and surgeons, this unique course gives the attendee the framework and tools to feel confident caring for the critically ill patient. The mission of Critical Points is to educate providers in accordance with the highest standards, preparing them to best manage the acutely dying patient, and to grant medical providers the confidence and skills necessary to optimize patient outcomes.  

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  • Join course director Amal Mattu and other University of Maryland faculty at The Crashing Patient conference in Baltimore on November 8-10, 2016!

    Looking for a great Fall conference? Look no further! The full-day conference is designed to address risk issues specific to both parties in emergency medicine: the patient and the care provider. Emergency medicine faculty members will present lectures and workshops covering the optimal care of the sickest patient. Pre-conferences on Emergency Medicine-Critical Care, Simulation, and Airway will be presented on Tuesday, November 8th. � On Thursday, the 10th, a post-conference workshop will include instruction in Emergency ECHO workshop and a Ultrasound lab. The conference is designed for emergency medicine specialists but will be of interest and benefit to any health care provider who cares for very sick patients.

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