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  • This month we cover the critical pearls and pitfalls in resuscitating the crashing patient with pulmonary hypertension.  These patients are incredibly sick and can crash in minutes.  Miss this episode and you may be left wondering why additional IVFs are actually making this patient more hypotensive!

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  • John and I kick off an amazing several part series on sepsis resuscitation based on some upcoming articles that are in press.  In this episode we cover the macrocirculatory targets that you've simply go to know when managing your next septic patient.

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  • Peter gave an outstanding talk at ACEP 16 on vasopressor use in the ED.  In this podcast, we discuss the pearls and pitfalls in the selection of vasoactive agents for select critical illnesses encountered in the ED! Choose wisely!

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  • Is that sick patient with CAP you just admitted crashing?  Mike and John discuss critical decisions in the first 24 hours of care for the patient with severe CAP.

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  • Brit Long joins CCPEM to discuss his recent article on the current controversies of thrombolytic use for patients with acute PE.  Who should receive lytics for PE?  Who shouldn't?  Brit reviews all the latest evidence.

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  • John Greenwood is back and discusses the pearls you need to know about LVOTO in the critically ill patient.  Miss this episode and you may be left wondering why your septic shock patient is not responding to vasopressor therapy!

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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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  • 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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