Today it is a privilege to welcome Kenneth Palmér, MD, Director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Center (ECMO) at Karolinska Hospital located in Stockholm, Sweden. In his tenure at Karolinska he started the world’s first ECMO center in 1986, has perfected the use of awake ECMO support, and has assisted in creating one of the three biggest ECMO centers in the world! In addition, Dr. Palmér has been invited to give over 200 international lectures on the topic of ECMO. In addition to perfecting ECMO use for inpatients, Dr. Palmér has also perfected the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in transport.
Today we have the pleasure of undergoing something we have NEVER before demonstrated on MCCP, our first whiteboard lecture! And we have the best person possible to accomplish this monumental feat: Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EDM. Dr. Kritek is a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Associate Medical Director of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center. In addition, she has revolutionized the way training programs use technology to teach medical students, residents and fellows, having earned her EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Today she was kind enough to cross the USA and grace us with a fantastic, interactive, and highly educational talk on the ways we should and should not treat ARDS. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience her brilliance!
Today we welcome back Samuel M. Galvagno, DO, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Maryland School Of Medicine. Dr. Galvagno has an extremely impressive resume, including a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg University School of Public Health as well as over 60 peer reviewed publications coupled with years of clinical expertise in airway and ventilator management. Today he is gracious to share some pearls of wisdom to guide the average intensivist in the management of a newly ventilated patient. There is so much information in this lecture that I am certain you will want to watch it multiple times!
Today we are excited to welcome back one of the smartest fellows we have ever graduated, Michael Allison, MD. Dr. Allison is a native New Yorker, training at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine before completing a rigorous EM/IM/CCM training program here at the University of Maryland. Since that time he has spent his days at St. Agnes Hospital located downtown in Baltimore, MD. Since his departure, Dr. Allison has spent countless hours researching the exact mechanisms of respiratory failure in an attempt to solve this problem before it ever develops. Today he takes us through his approach to using high flow nasal cannula for nearly every patient who walks into his ICU, and in doing so unlocks a few novel uses along the way. Trust me, this is a talk your patients cannot afford for you to miss!
Today we have a talk that Dr. Robert Reed gave at a 2015 Maryland Pulmonary Medicine Conference. Dr. Reed is a Associate Professor of Medicine here at the University of Maryland and the current Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at the Veterans Administration Southeast Region. This talk was SO educational and useful that we begged him for the opportunity to share this knowledge. Thankfully he agreed! So sit back and prepare to have a concentrated 40 minutes of COPD pearls and a fantastic discussion on just how well we do with lung transplants!