Episode 67: High Value Care with Pam Johnson

In this episode, episode 67, I welcome Dr. Pam Johnson to the show.  Dr. Johnson is a radiologist here at Hopkins who has taken an interest in high value care initiatives.  She and I discuss what this means and how people can get involved in reducing unnecessary testing and improving the quality of the care we deliver to patients.

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References:

High value care in the SICU: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480416000627?via%3Dihub

Reducing unnecessary blood transfusions: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2663855

Choosing Wisely website: http://www.choosingwisely.org/

High Value Care Conference call for abstracts: Call for abstracts

Episode 66: Neuromuscular Blockers

In this episode, episode 66, I go through an overview of neuromuscular blockers including how they work, how to use them, and what their adverse effects are.  Happy New Year!

The dose of glycopyrrolate should be 0.01 to 0.015mg/kg, not 0.1 to 0.15.

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References:

Miller’s Anesthesia 7th edition: Chapter 29: Pharmacology of Muscle Relaxants and Their Antagonists. Naguib M and Lien C.

Rocuronium vs succinylcholine for rapid sequence induction intubation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512948

Neuromuscular blockade: what was, is and will be: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25622380

Reversal of neuromuscular block: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19468024