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Organ Donation

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Release Date: 07/05/2020

Pregnancy complications in critical care show art Pregnancy complications in critical care

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Whilst not common complications during pregnancy and birth can be quite serious, requiring admission to ICU. Sally Byford (Obstetrician/gynaecologist) joins us today to talk about these complications and how we might manage them. This episode may be triggering for some people as it touches on infant and maternal death.

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Simulation show art Simulation

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Simulation refers to an artificial interpretation of real world processess and is used as an educational tool within the healthcare setting. Join Sally and Kahl as we chat to Jack Matulich who works within the simulation team and Angela who is a nurse educator within the ICU. They enlighten us around the process of simulation and how it can be used as a learning tool within the hospital setting.

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Cardiac output in the ICU show art Cardiac output in the ICU

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Whilst we are all familiar with the components of cardiac output. Cardiac output = Heart rate x Stroke volume, in this months podcast Harley and myself chat to Dr Ravi Mistry about how each element of cardiac output is manipulated in the intensive care using drugs and other adjuncts.

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Liver Failure in ICU show art Liver Failure in ICU

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Approximately 1-5% of patients are admitted to ICU for liver failure. The liver can be the initiator of remote organ damage and the development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome during liver injury, therefore requiring the support of multiple organs in the intensive care unit.   Join Kahli and Sally as we talk to Jack Simpson, ICU intensivist, about all things liver failure and how we manage it in ICU.

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Renal Replacement Therapy show art Renal Replacement Therapy

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Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment for patients both in and out of the ICU environment.  There are multiple different modes, machines and functions and this episode is about addressing the confusion and answering all your questions in relation to RRT. Below are the links to articles referred to throughout the podcast Systematic review and meta-analysis of renal replacement therapy modalities for acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit       Comparing Renal Replacement Therapy Modalities in Critically ill Patients with Acute Kidney Injury:  A...

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Diabetes show art Diabetes

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Diabetes has a prevalence of 1.2million people in Australia and places a massive burden on the healthcare system. Today we have Daniel Jones who is a resident at Tweed Heads hospital in to talk about diabetes, from diagnosis through to management. Hope you enjoy 

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Ventilation weaning show art Ventilation weaning

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Ventilation is the bread and butter of Intensive Care but how do we liberate a patient from the ventilator?  Join us for a discussion where we identify how to wean a patient from the ventilator, the role of physiotherapists in assisting with this weaning and tackling some basic ventilation questions.

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Arrhythmias and anti-arrhythmic medications show art Arrhythmias and anti-arrhythmic medications

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Yes i know this sounds niche, but anti-arrythmics are commonly used within the hospital and Intensive care setting and come in a multitude of different classes. Senior pharmacist Dan Adams and Senior ICU registrar Jay Mahendra Ray join us to talk about different arrhythmias and the different classes of anti-arrythmics we use in ICU.

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Ketogenic diet in refractory seizures show art Ketogenic diet in refractory seizures

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 Ketogenic diet in refractory seizures, this episode whilst niche was so interesting to learn about. With our guests Damien (ICU registrar) and Lisa (Dietician) we delve into ketosis and what that means for our seizing patients.

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) show art Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

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This month we have Dr Mat Brun with us to discuss ARDs.  We run through how ARDs develops and the different treatment options available within the ICU.

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More Episodes

If you do not work in the Intensive care or Emergency department, organ donation can be a foreign concept. Today we chat with Mandy who is the organ donation coordinator for the Gold Coast. Just in time for donation awareness week at the end of July.

 

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