This episode features two brilliant guests: Nick and Hussein. Nick is a husband and father. He also has cystic fibrosis and is a double lung transplant recipient.
Hussein is an ICU and emerg doc with specialty in ECMO. His ECMO team helped bridge Nick to his transplant.
Listen to their experience!
We are proud to be project managers for (as far as we know) the only international, free, open source nursing course with the sole intention in fighting COVID-19.
Authors from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand and Australia have volunteered to help support nurses caring for patients with COVID-19.
We recorded a podcast this week to give you more background if you'd like to hear.
The CDC recommendation for homemade masks has lit a firestorm among health care providers. In this episode, we give our take on the recommendation. We also break down some interesting data on disease transmission.
AS ALWAYS, READ THE PAPERS AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSION.
CDC. Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html
Sara, ICU RN is on the show to share her firsthand experience battling severe COVID-19. She shares what she has learned, tips to get you prepared, and touches on the human side of caring for the sick COVID-19 patients.
ARDSnet - http://www.ardsnet.org/
University Washington Medicine - https://covid-19.uwmedicine.org/Pages/default.aspx
Nicole Kupchik, CNS - https://www.instagram.com/nicolekupchik/?hl=en
In our COVID-19 Critical Care series we are hitting you with the fundamentals of critical care that you may need when caring for COVID-19 patients.
In this episode we cover non-invasive positive pressure ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure ventilation.
This podcast was recorded on March 13, 2020. The content of the podcast may change as new information becomes available. Always check with your local resources and sources with credible references.
One of the places resuscitation begins is at the front door. In this episode we provide practical tips for nursing care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.... in fact, this information could be generalized to all patients w...
We are pleased to have the trailblazer Tammy Lowe and THE Korbin Haycock on the show to share their amazing Nurse Point of Care Ultrasound program, one of the only programs in the world (to our knowledge - please correct us if we're wrong... we'd love to learn more!).
Their Nurse Point of Care Ultrasound program was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine in 2017. The link to the paper is HERE.
Tammy is a boss level Re...
Allan and Rob have the privilege of having a chat with Alin Gragossian about the days before her illness, heart transplant, and return to her work as an emergency medicine resident.
Website - https://www.achangeofhe.art/
Do ED ICUs save lives? Probably.
The paper in question is by Gunnerson et al and can be found here.
Scott Weingart's work on ED ICUs can be found here.
Allan and Rob talk about learning in the clinical environment.
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Nyssa from The Q Word Podcast is on the show to talk about the one thing we should be practicing the most: Resuscitation Langauge, coined Resuscitese.
Allan and Rob's final ResusX Series Podcast where they talk about the Zero Point Survey and its place in the resus room with our friends EM Centered (emcentered.com) and Salim Rezaie (rebelem.com).
Zero Point Survey further reading-
We had the opportunity to present The Nurse Led Code and facilitate a Code Choreography workshop to the attendees at ResusX. Needless to say, it was a humbling to learn alongside the curious, bad ass physicians that attended.
We even had the chance to talk to Scott Weingart about The Nurse Led Code which was pretty cool, given that his podcast was the first place we heard of it.
The fun piece of The Nurse Led Code is that i...
Allan and Rob travelled to Philadelphia for the ResusX and MedED Evolved Conferences. Philly cheese steaks were consumed, learning occurred, and podcasts were made.
The next few episodes will be a mini-series recorded with some new friends from ResusX and MedED Evolved!
Allan and Rob have the privilege of sitting down with Salim Rezaie of RebelEM to talk about cervical spine collars and backboard in the ED. RebelEM has has already extensively covered the evidence on collars and backboards. You can find their blog posts and links below.
1. Spinal immobilization in trauma patients
2. Cervical spine evaluation and clearance in the intoxicated patient
3. Stiell et al. (2018) - A Multicenter Program to ...
Rob recounts the story of his first traumatic cardiac arrest as a paramedic.
Alpha, beta, V1 and V2 receptor goodness is talked about in this episode. This episode also features Allan turning into The Rock.
In our experience, nurses get little to no education on cognitive bias in their bachelor's degree program. For a review of anchoring bias, click here.
Allan shares a clinical experience where he anchoring bias can affect patient care.
If you aren't using waveform capnography where appropriate, you are not evaluating ventilation and gas exchange properly.
It is a highly reliable way to evaluate CPR effectiveness and return of spontaneous circulation
This is part 2 of 2 of our interview with Landon and Monique from the NursEM Podcast.