Episode 60: Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis with Andrew Jarrell

In this episode, episode 60, I welcome Andrew Jarrell, one of our amazing surgical ICU pharmacists to the show.  We discuss antibiotic prophylaxis for surgery including what to use, how to time it, how long to continue it, and what the evidence says about things like indwelling drains.

A fantastically helpful outline of the episode put together by Brian Park is here: Outline

Episode 58: Medications For Neuraxial Anesthesia with Dave Berman and Anh Nguyen

In this episode, episode 58, I welcome our two OB Anesthesia fellows to the show, Dr. Dave Berman and Dr. Anh Nguyen.  We discuss the medications used for neuraxial anesthesia including local anesthetics, opioids, and adjuncts such as epinephrine, clonidine and more.

Outline by Brian Park: Outline

Dave’s email is dberma20@jhmi.edu and Anh’s is tnguy193@jhmi.edu.

References can be found here: Neuraxial references

Episode 57: Bugs and Drugs Part 2 With Rachel Kruer

In this episode, episode 57, I welcome back Rachel Kruer, our amazing SICU pharmacist and we complete our two part series on bugs and drugs in the ICU.  We discuss different infections that are commonly seen in ICUs and how to treat them.

Episode Notes

Episode 56: Bugs and Drugs Part 1 with Rachel Kruer

In this episode, episode 56, I welcome Rachel Kruer to the show.  Rachel is one of our amazing ICU pharmacists and we discuss common bacteria and the drugs we use to treat them.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series that I’ll be doing with Rachel on this topic.


Skip to specific topics:

Pharmacodynamics vs. Pharmacokinetics (1:08)
Categorizing Bacteria (7:10)
Beta-Lactams (12:10)
Aztreonam (19:40)
Carbapenems (21:20)
Case Examples (24:20)
Fluoroquinolones (30:36)
Vancomycin (33:15)
Aminoglycosides (35:31)
Macrolides (39:45)
Linezolid (40:33)
Daptomycin (43:05)
Sulfonamide Antibiotics (44:05)
Clindamycin (45:49)
Colistin (47:17)
Glycylcycline (48:43)
Metronidazole (Flagyl) (49:55)
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (51:11)
Surgical Prophylaxis (53:40)

Outline by April Liu
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Episode 53: Analgesia for C-section with Mike Hofkamp

In this episode, episode 53, I welcome back Dr. Mike Hofkamp to discuss analgesia for cesarean delivery.  We discuss indications for C-section, urgent and emergent sections, anesthetic techniques and associated complications, how to approach the difficult airway in a pregnant patient, and aspiration prophylaxis.

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Episode 51: Labor Analgesia with Jacqueline Galvan

In this episode, episode 51, I welcome back Dr. Jacqueline Galvan to discuss labor analgesia.  We cover opioids including remifentanil, nitrous oxide, neuraxial anesthesia and other nerve blocks.

References:

  • Hess PE, et al. An association between severe labor pain and cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2000 Apr;90(4):881-6
  • Van den Bussche E. Why women prefer epidural analgesia during childbirth: the role of beliefs about epidural analgesia and pain catastrophizing. Eur J Pain. 2007 Apr;11(3):275-82.
  • Varposhti MR et al. Comparison of remifentanil: Entonox with Entonox alone in labor analgesia. Adv Biomed Res. 2013 Nov 30;2:87

Episode 42: Post-op Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)

In this episode, episode 42, I discuss Post-op Nausea and Vomiting (PONV).  I discuss risk factors, complications, treatment and prevention and side effects.

Outline by April Liu: Outline

UPDATE April, 2018: In this episode I mention that the evidence is not good for Midazolam in preventing PONV.  However, a good friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Grant, did a nice meta-analysis of available trials which concluded that it actually does work fairly well.  Check out his study:

Grant MC, Kim J, Page AJ, et al. The Effect of Intravenous Midazolam on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta-Analysis. Anesthesia & Analgesia: 2016:122(3); 656–663.

Episode 30: Management of anticoagulation for non-valvular a-fib

In this episode, episode 30, I discuss the new American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the periprocedural management of anticoagulation for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.  This includes whether to stop, when to stop, whether to bridge, how to bridge, and how and when to restart.

Outline by Brian Park: AC for Afib Outline