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Time to Play: What’s That Rhythm?!

Time to Play:  What’s That Rhythm?! Patient is a 60 yr old gentleman with ALS who was admitted for respiratory distress on NIPPV.  This picture is representative of his initial rhythm strip upon arrival to the hospital.  What’s the deal with those intermittent clustered spikes?  Take a long look at it and decide for yourself…

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Sam Galvagno- Osmotherapy: Agents to know for your next “Brain Code”

Today we are once again excited to have Dr./LtCol/All-around critical care guru Sam Galvagno. In addition to publishing in multiple major journals, defending the country, maintaining FOUR board certifications, AND maintaining a PhD in Clinical Research; Dr. Galvagno somehow finds time away from his job as Associate Director of the University of Maryland SICU to do what…

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Endobronchial Obstruction: The Impact of Interventional Pulmonology on Morbidity & Mortality

 The Case:  64 yo M veteran smoker w PMH severe COPD on 4L O2 by NC, pAfib on AC, admitted in December for progressive dyspnea over weeks, found to have a bronchus intermedius obstruction due to extrinsic compression from a NSCLC mass near the right hilum.   Portable CXR on admission Portable CXR 3 days…

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Giora Netzer – Family Intensive Care Unit Syndrome

Dr. Giora Netzer (@GioraNetzer) is one of our esteemed faculty who is trained in clinical epidemiology as well as pulmonary critical care.  He has done an extensive amount of research in ARDS but also has a passion for how we take care of patient’s families in the ICU.  In this talk Dr. Netzer presents some…

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Sam Galvagno – Earning the Anesthetic for RSII

Dr. Sam Galvagno is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force who is an expert in anesthesia critical care, airway management, critical care education, published in JAMA, and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do to boot. Did I mention he earned a PhD in Clinical Investigation?  This short talk is JAM PACKED with clinical pearls.  Needless…