Episode 98: Update on Bicarb: BICAR-ICU

In this episode, episode 98, I discuss the BICAR-ICU trial and what it tells us about using sodium bicarbonate to treat metabolic acidosis.

References:

BICAR-ICU Trial: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29910040

BICAR-ICU Editorial: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29910039

Forsythe: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10631227

Sabatini: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18322160

Pulmcrit post: https://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/bicar-icu/

 

Episode 95: Anesthesiology News with James Prudden

In this episode, episode 95, I interview James Prudden, editorial director at Anesthesiology News, on the floor of the ASA conference in San Francisco.  We discuss the coverage of the field of anesthesiology, how providers can contribute, and how to get your work considered for coverage.

James can be reached at Jprudden@mcmahonmed.com

Episode 78: The Obesity Code Book Review

In this episode, episode 78, I do something a little different as I review the fantastically interesting book, “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the secrets of weight loss”, by Dr. Jason Fung.  Full disclosure, there’s no real relationship to anesthesia and critical care, just some really interesting insights into the obesity epidemic and what can be done about it.

Episode 73: Medical Liability with Darrell Ranum

In this episode, episode 73, I welcome Darrell Ranum, an attorney and malpractice insurance executive, to the show to discuss his article on Anesthesia related liability claims.  We discuss why people sue anesthesia providers and how to reduce the risk of being sued.

The article is: Ranum D, Beverly A, Shapiro FE and Urman RD. Leading Causes of Anesthesia-Related Liability Claims in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. J Patient Saf 2017. E-published ahead of print.

Episode 67: High Value Care with Pam Johnson

In this episode, episode 67, I welcome Dr. Pam Johnson to the show.  Dr. Johnson is a radiologist here at Hopkins who has taken an interest in high value care initiatives.  She and I discuss what this means and how people can get involved in reducing unnecessary testing and improving the quality of the care we deliver to patients.

Outline by Brian Park: Outline

References:

High value care in the SICU: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480416000627?via%3Dihub

Reducing unnecessary blood transfusions: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2663855

Choosing Wisely website: http://www.choosingwisely.org/

High Value Care Conference call for abstracts: Call for abstracts

Episode 65: Time Management

In this episode, episode 65 and the last of 2017, I give my tips and tricks for being as efficient as possible with your time management so that you can maximize your success with your work and your life in general.  Have a wonderful holiday and start to the new year!

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Episode 49: High Reliability with Peter Pronovost

In this episode, episode 49, I welcome Dr. Peter Pronovost to the show to discuss the high reliability movement and how it relates to healthcare.  Dr. Pronovost is one of the world’s foremost experts on patient safety and we discuss how a hospital can be as reliably safe as an aircraft carrier and how best to approach an angry patient in the ICU.

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