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Steve Trzeciak on Sepsis, Perfusion, & Microcirculation

Dr. Stephen Trzeciak is a world renowned research and clinical expert in the management of sepsis and post-cardiac arrest care.  A large amount of his work has been incorporated into the Surviving Sepsis campaign as well as a research network that studies the critical interventions that are made from  the time …

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Amal Mattu – Tachydysrhythmias in the ICU You GOTTA Know!

Dr. Amal Mattu is a master of many things, one of them being the EKG.  We were fortunate enough to have him teach about something that are seen all the time, regardless of where you work (ED, ICU, outpatient office). The lecture was jam packed with pearls as usual.  In stead …

Kim Boswell – POD 0: Care After Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Kim Boswell is an Emergency Medicine trained intensivist who not only works in the ED but takes care of some of the sickest patients at the University of Maryland in our Cardiac Surgery ICU.  We were lucky to have Dr. Boswell come to discuss the intricacies of managing patients …

Anders – Critical Care for Two: When Pregnancy Meets the ICU

We were fortunate to have Dr. Megan Graybill Anders, anesthesiologist extraordinaire and all around critical care expert. For today’s lecture, Dr. Anders will walk the audience through those tense several days when a pregnant patient finds herself in the ICU. Even the simplest septic work-up can hit a snag when …

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Introduction to Ventricular Assist Devices

This week’s lecture was an introduction to the Left Ventricular Assist Device given by Dr. Gautam Ramani.  In this talk Dr. Ramani discusses the fundamentals in deciding which patients should be considered for VAD placement, the different types of VADs, and finally spends the remainder of his time discussing the …