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Giora Netzer – Blood Transfusion Strategies in the Modern Era

Giora Netzer (@GioraNetzer) is one of those “evidence-based medicine” guys, who has an obsession with transplant medicine – to be more specific – blood transfusion strategies in the ICU.  What are the actual transfusion risks in the modern era of blood transfusions? What are your “transfusion triggers”?  Should we be lowering our hemoglobin threshold to…

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Jarvik 2000 ILS

A 54 y/o male with a history of an end-stage cardiomyopathy is just brought from the OR after receiving a Jarvik 2000 LVAD as a bridge to transplant.  On your initial assessment you examine the patient and note the vitals on the monitor.  You check the drive-line dressing, the connections, the battery pack, and controller that’s been…

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Dale Needham: Post Intensive Care Syndrome

Congrats!  You saved your patient from their critical illness – but do you know what happens to them after they leave your ICU?  Well, if not – you might be shocked to find out. This week we were lucky enough to have Dr. Dale Needham come and discuss how he takes care of patients not…