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
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.
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.
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!
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
In this episode I discuss awake intubation. I discuss the indications, techniques, nerve blocks, sedation and different methods of performing awake intubation.
Slides to go along with the podcast are here: awake intubation slides
The youtube video of the MGH anesthesiologist intubating himself is here: self-intubation
In this episode I first announce the new ACCRAC website here at ACCRAC.com. Big thanks to Bryan Mariscalchi for his help setting it up. I also mention the problem the last two episodes had with only playing out of one ear on earphones. I hope I’ve cleared that problem up. I mention a fantastic book called “Missing Microbes” by Martin Blaser, here is a link to the NY Times review: Missing Microbes
The bulk of the episode is a description of the paraglossal approach to endotracheal incubation. Here is a youtube link to a video of the technique: Paraglossal video
Have you ever used this technique? Do you like it?