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Galvagno: Patient-ventilator interactions, perfusion-protection strategies

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!

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Allison: High flow like a pro!!

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!

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Reed: The past, present, and future of COPD

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!

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Shah: Mechanical Ventilation, Focusing on the basics

Today we welcome back Dr. Nirav Shah, program director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Today Dr. Shah takes us back to the basics of ventilator use. Even the experts in the audience will find tips and tricks to take back to the ICU in order to improve patient care. And for all the budding intensivists out there, this is a talk you cannot miss!!

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Herr: You think you know ETCO2?!?

Today we are fortunate that Dr. Daniel Herr, Chief of Surgical Critical Care services and Director of the Cardiac Surgery/Heart-Lung Transplant ICU here at the University of Maryland and overall critical care genius. Today Dr. Herr tackles a topic that often stares us right in the face, offering us all the knowledge we could ever need to treat patients, and yet we ignore it: End Tidal CO2!!