Today we are very fortunate to welcome Franco Rafael D’Alessio MD, assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a specialty on critical care medicine. If there is one thing that Dr. D’allasio knows, it is sepsis. In fact over the last several years he has published numerous papers on the immunology of lung disease, focusing on T cell use, macrophage response, and the changes to inflammation that occur with aging. Today he focuses his brilliance to a 45 minute talk that is essential if you ever want to truly understand what sepsis does to your patients!
Today we are visited by Dr. Rory Spiegel. The man behind EM Nerd and the most recent winner of the EMRA Educator and FOAMer of the year! Dr. Spiegel is most recently completing his Resuscitation Fellowship at Stony Brook University Medical Center where every day activities focus on two things: the creation of an ED-ICU model AND reviewing/critiquing scientific papers. Today he will be doing his best to concentrate his brilliance into a 45 minute presentation. I have heard a ton of lectures on EBM, but never before has one made so much sense in such a short period of time!
Dr. Michael Winters is the medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland and a brilliant speaker on critical care and emergency medicine topics. Dr. Winters has become one of the most well known and widely published experts in the field of practicing critical care medicine in the emergency room. You cannot find a more knowledgable and dedicated educator, so I hope you take advantage of this fantastic lecture! Your patients will thank you for it!! He is also well known as the creator and host of Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine (Twitter: @critcareguys)
Today we have Dr. Samuel Tisherman, the current Director of the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education here at the UMMC. Dr. Tisherman is a recent transplant from the University of Pittsburg where he was the Director of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program and program director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. If all that wasn’t enough, in addition to his numerous teaching awards, he was also elected to the prestigious University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators. So obviously with this phenomenal educational pedigree, Dr. Tisherman is the perfect individual to lead a discussion on the one topic we only get one shot to master: Emergency and Surgical Airways! Trust me, this talk WILL save someone’s life in the next week!!
Dr. Roy Brower returns to discuss a HOT topic in critical care – Driving Pressure. Is this the new mechanical ventilation resus end-point? Is pPlat < 30 out? In this talk, Dr. Brower will explain how to calculate the driving pressure, how it correlates with the stress index, and how you may be able to prevent VILI with just some simple bedside adjustments.
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Today we are fortunate to welcome Dr. Kenneth E. Wood, current Associate Chief Compliance Officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center as well as the new Director of the Maryland Critical Care Network. Dr. Wood just recently joined us from the Geisinger Health System, where he was the Chief Medical Officer as well as the Director of the IAA Geisinger Center for Healthcare Systems Re-Engineering. AND before that he was the Director of Critical Care Medicine and the and Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin…. Needless to say, he has spent a majority of his life making medicine run like an efficient machine. However, today Dr. Wood explains the real issue plaguing our society. Quite simply, the United States health care system is failing to do its most fundamental duty: take care of it’s people. This is a lecture I assure you cannot be watched just once…
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Today we would like to welcome Dr. Megan Anders, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland and QA/QI guru! In fact, her most recent quality improvement project involved analyzing the failures of tracheostomy management in the ICU and has led to a significant improvements at every level of …
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Today we welcome Jeffrey R. Galvin, MD, Professor, Departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the University of Maryland Medical System, and Chief, Chest Imaging at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology. Dr Galvin has the distinct pleasure of being board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology! That background makes him one of the world’s experts in diagnostic imaging of the lung. This is a must listen lecture, in fact, put this into your listening rotation and on repeat once a month!
Bronchopleural fistulae (BPF) are more than simply air leaks to be fixed with a chest tube. Albeit relatively rare, they carry a high morbidity and mortality, and knowledge regarding their management is important to facilitate healing and limit negative outcomes.
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Today we are fortunate to have Dr. Joseph R. Shiber, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Shiber also acts as the Co-Director of the Neuroscience ICU and attends in the SICU/TICU. And if that wasn’t enough, he has also has the distinct pleasure of the being in the FIRST graduating class of the EM/IM/CCM program at the University of Maryland! This is a talk that you CANNOT miss if you ever plan to encounter COPD or CHF in your patient population.
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Today we are privileged to welcome Dr. Melissa Motta, Assistant Professor of Neurology and a mainstay in the Neuro-Critical Care Unit here at the University of Maryland. Dr. Motta has an extensive research background on the topics of rehab and quality of life improvement after an acute stroke and has published numerous papers that have revolutionized the field. Over the last several years she has compiled all current research on the treatment of acute ischemic stroke and was gracious enough to share a summary of this information over the next 50 minutes. If you come across stroke patients in your daily practice, then this talk cannot be missed!
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