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Wood: The Quality-Cost Interface of Healthcare Reform

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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Galvin: Lung Imaging as a Bridge to Anatomy, Physiology, and Histology

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!

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Hu: Bronchopleural Fistula- Summary and Recommendations

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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Shiber: Non-Invasive Ventilation in the ICU

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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Motta – Cutting Edge Acute Ischemic Stroke Care

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!