Episode 111: Tracheostomies, Cricothyrotomies and ENT surgery with Dr. Zandy Hillel

In this 111th episode I welcome Dr. Zandy Hillel to the show. Dr. Hillel is an otolaryngologist here at Johns Hopkins and we discuss tracheostomies, Cricothyrotomies, laryngeal surgery and difficult airways.

References:

Crichothyrotomies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30054081

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30726035

Difficult Airway Response Teams:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26086513

Episode 96: Peds difficult airway with Nick Dalesio

In this episode, episode 96, I welcome Dr. Nick Dalesio to the show.  Dr. Dalesio is the director of the pediatric difficult airway program here at Johns Hopkins.  We discuss the pediatric difficult airway response team, consult service, and how to anticipate and manage difficult airways in kids, both anticipated and unanticipated.

Reference:

Planning Prevents Poor Performance: An Approach to Pediatric Airway Management

 

Episode 50: CSE vs Epidural Debate with Mike Hofkamp and Jacqueline Galvan

In this episode, episode 50, I welcome back Dr. Mike Hofkamp, and, for the first time, I welcome Dr. Jacqueline Galvan to the show.  Drs. Hofkamp and Galvan go head to head in a debate over which is a better, more evidence-based technique, the traditional epidural or the CSE (combined spinal epidural).

All of the articles that were referenced can be found here: References

Episode 47: Arterial Lines with Stephen Freiberg

In this episode, episode 47, I welcome back Dr. Stephen Freiberg, one of our chief residents, to discuss all you ever wanted to know about arterial lines.  We discuss the indications, contraindications, complications, placement technique, and how to interpret the waveform.

Slides with figures mentioned in the podcast can be found here: Arterial Line Podcast Images

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Episode 37: OR Crises

In this episode, episode 37, I go over crises that can happen in the OR, when to suspect them, and what to do about them.  I draw from two excellent sets of OR crisis checklists that are available for free.  The Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group’s lists and the Ariadne Labs/Brigham/Harvard School of Public Health lists.

The Stanford checklists can be downloaded for free here: http://emergencymanual.stanford.edu

The Harvard checklists can be downloaded for free here: http://www.projectcheck.org/crisis-checklist-download.html

Episode 35: Pleural effusions with Dr. David Feller-Kopman

In this episode, number 35, I welcome Dr. David Feller-Kopman to the show.  Dr. Feller-Kopman is an associate professor of medicine and Otolaryngology and the director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology here at Johns Hopkins.  I interview him about pleural effusions including what they are, where they come from, how to categorize them, how to treat them and how to deal with them if they recur.

The NEJM article on the use of TPA and DNAse is here: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1012740#t=abstract

Episode 29: PA catheters with Dr. Glenn Whitman

In this episode, episode 29, I welcome to the show Dr. Glenn Whitman.  Dr. Whitman is a cardiac surgeon and intensivist and runs the cardiac surgical ICU here at Johns Hopkins.  I interview Dr. Whitman about PA catheters.  We discuss when to place them, when not to place them, how to use them and when to take them out.

Episode 28: Airway topicalization with Dr. Laeben Lester

In this episode I welcome Dr. Laeben Lester to the show.  Dr. Lester is trained in Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology and has completed fellowship training in Cardiac Anesthesiology.  He shares with us his “Nearly Needleless 5-Step Approach” to airway topicalization for awake intubation.

Episode 27: Airway Management

In this episode I review the ABA topic of airway management.  This is obviously a huge topic but in this episode I highlight key points about the components of airway management recommended by the ABA including identification of a difficult airway, management of a difficult airway, the difficult airway algorithm, different tools and adjuncts, and different types of tubes.  This will be the final post of 2016.  Thanks so much to all of you for listening and being a part of ACCRAC’s inaugural year in 2016.  Here’s wishing you a wonderful start to your 2017!

Outline by April Liu: Episode 27

Episode 18: Tips and Tricks for Line Placement

In this episode I go over some tips and tricks for maximizing your success with peripheral IVs, arterial lines, central venous catheters and pulmonary artery catheters (Swan Ganz catheters).

The New England Journal videos that I recommend you take a look at for detailed reviews of each of these are here:

And this is a great article from Ausmed on assessing and caring for peripheral IVs: Click Here