Episode 125: Abusive Head Trauma with Erik Smith

In this 125th episode I welcome Dr. Erik Smith to the show to discuss Abusive Head Trauma (formerly known as shaken baby syndrome). We discuss how victims present, what to look out for, how to manage their anesthesia, how to report, and how it can impact providers.

References:

Christian, C. W., Block, R., Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, & American Academy of Pediatrics. (2009). Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children. PEDIATRICS123(5), 1409–1411. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-0408

Gazoni, F. M., Amato, P. E., Malik, Z. M., & Durieux, M. E. (2012). The Impact of Perioperative Catastrophes on Anesthesiologists. Anesthesia & Analgesia114(3), 596–603. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0b013e318227524e

Kochanek, P. M., Tasker, R. C., Carney, N., Totten, A. M., Adelson, P. D., Selden, N. R., … Wainwright, M. S. (2019). Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine20, S1–S82. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001735

Lee, J. K., Brady, K. M., & Deutsch, N. (2016). The Anesthesiologist’s Role in Treating Abusive Head Trauma. Anesthesia & Analgesia122(6), 1971–1982. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000001298

Smith, E. B., Lee, J. K., Vavilala, M. S., & Lee, S. A. (2019). Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Associated Topics: An Overview of Abusive Head Trauma, Nonaccidental Trauma, and Sports Concussions. Anesthesiology Clinics37(1), 119–134. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ANCLIN.2018.10.002

Vavilala, M. S., Lee, L. A., & Lam, A. M. (2003). The lower limit of cerebral autoregulation in children during sevoflurane anesthesia. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology15(4), 307–312. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14508171

Episode 124: POCUS with Lee Goeddel

In this 124th episode I welcome Dr. Lee Goeddel to the show to discuss Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). We discuss what it is, what it covers in the cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal and vascular system, and what next steps are for those interested in taking their skills further.

References:

Anesth Analg. 2017 Mar;124(3):753-760. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001861.The Nuts and Bolts of Performing Focused Cardiovascular Ultrasound (FoCUS).PMID:28207445 

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Jun;26(6):567-81. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2013.04.001.Focused cardiac ultrasound: recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.Spencer KT1, Kimura BJKorcarz CEPellikka PARahko PSSiegel RJ.PMID 23711341

Chest. 2015 Jun;147(6):1659-1670. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1313.BLUE-protocol and FALLS-protocol: two applications of lung ultrasound in the critically ill.Lichtenstein DA1.PMID: 26033127

Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;91(1):195-207. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2010.10.008.Focused assessment with sonography for trauma: methods, accuracy, and indications.Patel NY1, Riherd JM. PMID: 21184909 

Episode 123: Surgical Airway with Andrew Merelman

In this 123rd episode I welcome Andrew Merelman to the show. Andrew is a paramedic and medical student with an interest in emergent surgical airway management. We discuss the human factors involved in the procedure, when it is indicated, how to do it and how to practice.

References and Links:

Airway Ap information:


http://www.airwaycollaboration.org/

iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/the-airway-app/id1112657910?mt=8

Android- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.parse.airway&hl=en 

3D printed models – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12630-017-0926-9 Videos:

https://vimeo.com/132394603

https://vimeo.com/132394747

https://emcrit.org/emcrit/real-surgical-airway/

https://www.airmedicaljournal.com/article/S1067-991X(09)00037-6/fulltext

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3727957/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749220/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20491685

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30173584
https://journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Citation/2012/09000/Is_bougie_aided_cricothyrotomy_really__extremely.42.aspx

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253332531_Comparison_of_a_percutaneous_device_and_the_bougie-assisted_surgical_technique_for_emergency_cricothyrotomy_an_experimental_study_on_a_porcine_model_performed_by_air_ambulance_anaesthesiologists

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30686312

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6078881/

Episode 122: Key Words Part 1 with Gillian Isaac: Crichothyroid Membrane and Propofol

In this 122nd episode Dr. Gillian Isaac and I launch the first in a series of episodes to give high yield information on ABA key words. The first two we address are the crichothyroid membrane and propofol.