Learn more about our course providers through these personal interviews.
Critical Care Nursing: Prof. Stijn Blot
This podcast accompanies the Global Classroom for Critical Care Nurses: fortnightly lectures on core curriculum topics delivered by experts from around the world. Lecture 2 is by Stijn Blot, Research Professor at Ghent University, Belgium. Main take-home messages: Administer the first antibiotic dose as soon as possible. In cases requiring a switch in antibiotic therapy, verify whether the reason is de-escalation or inappropriate therapy. Use a controlled infusion, especially for concentration-dependent antibiotics. Respect dosing schedules of time-dependent antibiotics. Start continuous infusion of antibiotics together with the loading dose. Do not interrupt a continuous antibiotic infusion. Consider stability of antibiotic agents in case of continuous infusion. In intermittent antibiotic therapy, deal with dead-space problems.
Critical Care Nursing: Kathleen Vollman
This podcast accompanies the Global Classroom for Critical Care Nurses: fortnightly lectures on core curriculum topics delivered by experts from around the world. Lecture 1 is by Kathleen Vollman, Critical Care Nursing specialist, educator and consultant, USA. Main take-home messages: Incidence of ARDS is higher than we thought Misdiagnosis is more frequent leading to late application of the evidence based supportive care. Frequent assessment of PaO2/FiO2 ratio by nurses can trigger a discussion around earlier diagnosis Keys to therapy to minimize lung injury from the ventilator and biotrauma include; low tidal volume ventilation, PEEP between 10 and 15 cm H2O based on using the FIO2/PEEP table from the ARDS network, prone positioning early in the course if P/F ratios < 150. There is no cure at this time, so the 8 P’s of supportive care can help the patient survive the critical illness and demonstrate improved long-term outcomes. Patient with ARDS are likely to experience the Post Intensive Care Syndrome therefore it is important to educate the patient and family what to expect and while in the ICU focus on consistent delivery of the ABCDEF bundle
Episode 9: Ged Williams
Professor Ged Williams Ged is a Professor of Nursing, currently working as a Nursing and Allied Health Consultant in Abu Dhabi. He was Founding Chair & Past President of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses and Former Director of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care & Critical Care Medicine. He has qualifications in midwifery, critical care nursing, Public Sector Management, Company Directorship, a Masters in Health Administration and a Masters in Law. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is regularly involved in strategic nursing and health activities at the state, national and international level.
Episode 8: TBS19 Day Three
The Big Sick Conference is gathering of top Critical Care Experts from around the world. It takes place over three days in Zermatt, Switzerland. This episode aims to capture some of the learning from the conference. Eoghan gathers summaries from some of the speakers as well as some take-home points from the attendees. Speakers included in this talk include: Sundeep Dhillon Hermann Brugger Matthieu Komorowski
Episode 7: TBS19 Day Two
The Big Sick Conference is gathering of top Critical Care Experts from around the world. It takes place over three days in Zermatt, Switzerland. This episode aims to capture some of the learning from the conference. Eoghan gathers summaries from some of the speakers as well as some take-home points from the attendees. Speakers included in this talk include: Zach Shinar Jostein Brede Niklas Nielsen Geir Strandenes Philip C. Spinella Patrick Thomson
Episode 6: TBS19 Day one
The Big Sick Conference is gathering of top Critical Care Experts from around the world. It takes place over three days in Zermatt, Switzerland. This episode aims to capture some of the learning from the conference. Eoghan gathers summaries from some of the speakers as well as some take-home points from the attendees. Speakers included in this talk include: Søren Steemann Rudolph Anna Milton Caroline Leech Tim Harris Sophie Hamada
Episode 5: Sepsis Updates
The international Sepsis Symposium was a gathering of leading world-experts in sepsis delivering their latest evidence-based recommendations in sepsis management. This episode features 5 talk summaries from our expert panel as well as one complete talk from the symposium. Summaries: Anthony Gordon: the best use of vasopressors and inotropes in sepsis Kathy Rowan: sepsis outcomes and why the vary nationally and internationally Mervyn Singer: novel therapies currently being researched Ron Daniels: Politics and Medicine to better outcomes Derrick Crook: the rise of E.Coli and Pneumonia Talk: Jecko Thachil: Consultant Haematologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Chair of the DIC committee, ISTH. an incredible talk on 'Coagulopathy in Sepsis'
Episode 4: Max Valois & Jean-Francois Lanctot
A personal interview with two ED/ICU docs from Montreal, Canada and the brains' behind the EGLS course Max Valois and Jean-François Lanctôt are colleagues in the ED at Charles-LeMoyne Hospital and in the ICU at Verdun Hospital in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Max is Adjunct Professor at McGill University and Université de Montréal, and Associate Professor at Université de Sherbrooke. Jean-François is Adjunct Professor at McGill University, and Professor of Clinical Teaching at Université de Sherbrooke. They are founders and co-directors of the Echo-Guided Life Support course which teaches the use of ultrasound to quickly diagnose and manage the hypotensive patient. They talk life, loves and challenges.
Episode 3: Arun Sayal & Matt DiStefano
Arun Sayal is an Emergency Medicine Doctor at North York General Hospital in Toronto and the founder of The Casted Course - a renowned emergency orthopaedic course for doctors and nurses. Eoghan finds out about Arun and in particular why he has such an incredibly positive outlook on life, with some great tips and advice for us all. (Everyone should spend time with him!!) Matt Di Stefano is an Emergency Physician, ski coach, drag racer, and accomplished orthopaedic surgeon from Toronto who delivers a lot of the teaching on the Casted Course. Eoghan and Matt discuss various topics including why Matt ought to be a politician!!
Episode 2: Rich Levitan
A personal conversation with Rich Levitan. Rich is an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth School of Medicine (New Hampshire) and visiting Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland). Professor Levitan is director of the New York City Airway Course, the Yellowstone Airway Course and the worlds largest cadaver airway course, in Baltimore (monthly for 16 years). He has given more than 350 invited international lectures on airway management and authored 42 publications and 3 textbooks on airway management. He is the inventor of the AirwayCam, which captured real-time, advanced airway skills for the first time. These resources have been used in 4000 hospitals in 26 different countries. Rich discusses his early years in medicine and how he got into airway training and research. Eoghan gets to know a little bit more about Rich by discussing his likes, dislikes, passions, annoyances and his hopes for the future.
Episode 1: Peter Brindley
A personal conversation with Peter G. Brindley MD, FRCPC, FRCP (Edin) FRCP (Lond). Peter is a full-time Critical Care Physician at the University of Alberta Hospital, Canada and professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesiology, and Medical Ethics. He has 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 30 book chapters, over 70 lesser manuscripts and one textbook focusing on resuscitation; crisis management; human factors; and improving teamwork & communication. He was a founding member of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute; former Medical-Lead for Simulation, and prior Education Lead for Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the UofA. He is on the Board for the Canadian Critical Care Society, and the organizing committee for five major conferences. He has delivered over 400 invited presentations in ten countries, and over 50 plenaries. He welcomes disagreements because he doesn’t want to be wrong a moment longer than necessary.