Episode 173: Innovation In The Time of Covid: The MasksOn.org story with Drs. Sanjay Vakil, Jackie Boehme and Alex Stone

In this episode I welcome Sanjay Vakil, Jackie Boehme and Alex Stone to the show. Jackie and Alex are two of the co-founders of MasksOn.org and Sanjay is the Executive Director. We discuss the story of their company that provides free masks to healthcare workers and how people can go about innovating to help others dealing with COVID-19.

Their website to get masks and/or donate: MasksOn.org

A map of where they’ve sent masks so far:

Random Recs:

The Sculptor: https://www.amazon.com/Sculptor-Scott-McCloud/dp/1596435739

Scriblio: https://skribbl.io

Avatar the last air bender: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender

Outlander: https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/21796/episodes?season=1

Episode 170: Lessons from 40 COVID Patients in the ICU with Brian Garibaldi

In this 170th episode I welcome Dr. Brian Garibaldi to the show to discuss his experience taking care of 40 critically ill COVID patients and what we’ve learned. We got through by system, head to toe, and discuss strategies and approaches.

References:

Lessons from China: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762130

Convalescent Plasma: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763983?widget=personalizedcontent&previousarticle=2762130

Management of patients with COVID: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763879

Episode 168: COVID in Pregnancy with Dr. Nixon

In this 168th episode I welcome Dr. Heather Nixon to the show to discuss what is being done for pregnant women and women in labor who have or are suspected to have COVID-19.

The COVID book for kids by Taylor Purvis: https://playatrickonthecoronas.weebly.com/

Link for Anesthesia Toolbox daily online learning session: https://www.anesthesiatoolbox.com/docs/DOC-5178

References:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.smfm.org/media/2277/SMFM-SOAP_COVID_LD_Considerations_3-27-20_(final)_PDF.pdf

SOAP website: https://soap.org/

Episode 167: COVID Clinical Care Update

In this 167th episode I review the most recent changes that we’ve made to our protocols for caring for COVID patients and share a fantastic one page summary sheet that 3 of our ICU fellows put together. Huge thanks to Drs. Navarette, Herekar and Baronos for their work on this. It is available for download below. References are on the second page of the attachment.

Episode 166: COVID Airway Management with Aliaksei Pustavoitau

In this 166th episode I welcome Dr. Aliaksei Pustavoitau to the show to discuss management of the hypoxemia COVID-19 patient including initial triage, escalating support, endotracheal intubation, and ventilator management.

References:

Episode 165: COVID with Drs. Scott, Cereda and Nacoti

In this 165th episode I welcome Drs. Scott and Cereda from University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Nacoti from Italy to talk about COVID-19, what it is, what we know about it, what it’s like on the ground in Italy right now, and what we can learn from their experience to try to prevent it from happening here.

References:

 Grasselli G, Pesenti A, Cecconi M. Critical care utilization for the COVID-19 outbreak in Lombardy, Italy: early experience and forecast during an emergency response. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4031 

Episode 117: Global Surgery with Matt Danley

In this 117th episode I welcome Dr. Matt Danley to the show to discuss his recent trip to Kenya, the different approaches to global health in surgery and anesthesia, and some of the ways to get involved.

Matt’s email: Matt.Danley@gmail.com

Links:

LancetGlobalSurgery.org

SafeSurgery2020.org

Lifebox.org