Critical Care Practitioner show

Critical Care Practitioner

Summary: Jonathan Downham is an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner with a desire to share with like minded people. Discover new resources in the physical and virtual worlds to help improve your practice, from websites with direct links to critical care and intensive care to those websites which make your life as an internet learner easier. Social media as a powerful learning and networking tool, using Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin to their maximum potential. Current research and the discussions about that research happening amongst practitioners on the internet and how that research can be implemented. News from current conferences and interviews with others practising in critical care. A site for a variety of people from those working in the critical care field to paramedics and physiotherapists, to practitioners working in specialities other than critical care.

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  • Artist: Jonathan Downham: Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, Teaching, Sharing and Interviewing.
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 CCP Podcast 066: The Two Jonnys Do Twitter May 2017 (2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:24

NOT The Two Ronnies…but The Two Jonnys….and Twitter! This is the second episode of an exciting new podcast project with Jonny Wilkinson (@WilkinsonJonny) who is an anaesthetist and Intensive Care Consultant at Northampton hospital He has a website, Critical Care Northampton, from where he does regular reviews of some of the many issues one can find [...]

 CCP Podcast 065: ACCP Presentation at Critical Care Symposium 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:25

  I was lucky to be asked to give a presentation about the role and the training of the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner at the 14th Critical Care Symposium in Manchester this year. This is the audio from that meeting as a podcast and I have also linked to the video with audio and slides combines. [...]

 CCP Podcast 020: More Power to Practitioners! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:52

A follow up discussion from my chat with Garry Swann in episode 15 of CCP Podcast. Garry is the Consultant nurse lead in the Emergency Department at the Heart of England NHS Trust and is one of the main driving forces behind the development of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles at this trust. The plans we [...]

 CCP Podcast 039: Early Mobilisation- Get Them Moving! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:42

TEAM is a program of research to evaluate the effect of early mobilisation to assess functional recovery and patient-centered outcomes of ICU survivors. Carol Hodgson is one of the lead clinicians in this project, She will be presenting at the 2015 Intensive Care Society State of the Art conference, so this is an opportunity to [...]

 CCP Podcast 003 : Interview with Robin Davies, Lead Resuscitation Officer. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:25

Episode number three features a discussion with Robin a colleague and friend in the trust I work in. We discuss the varied elements to his job which include training, keeping up with current practice and audit. Team management at the arrest situation is also discussed and mention of crisis resource management. [maxbutton id=”1″] The Rage [...]

 CCP Podcast: Happy Christmas 2015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:03

Happy Christmas…thats all! Originally posted 2015-12-18 20:22:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 CCP Podcast 049: Central Venous Catheter- Which Needle? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:01

A prospective randomised trial comparing insertion success rate and incidence of catheterisation-related complications for subclavian venous catheterisation using a thin-walled introducer needle or a catheter-over-needle technique Kim, B. G. Kim, Y. J. Lim, Y. T. Jeon, J. W. Hwang, H. C. Kim, Y. H. Choi and H. P. Park   Gavin Denton and I [...]

 CCP Podcast 012: Get my feet to the floor…please! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:14

ICU acquired weakness or polyneuropathy An interview with Dr John Kress, an ITU physician from the University of Chicago. Dr Kress is a highly respected and well published doctor with an interest in ICU acquired weakness or polyneuropathy, one of his more well known papers being ” Daily Interruption of Sedative Infusions in Critically Ill Patients [...]

 CCP Podcast 064: Papers of the Month May 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:58

Another look at some of the recent Papers of the Month to catch our eyes. This time Gavin (@DentonGavin) and I look at two papers, one focussing on the use of Ultrasound with central lines and the other a study in African children and the possibility of heart failure being caused by fluids.   Myocardial and [...]

 CCP Podcast 063: The Two Jonnys Do Twitter: May 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:29

NOT The Two Ronnies…but The Two Jonnys….and Twitter! This is an exciting new podcast project with Jonny Wilkinson (@WilkinsonJonny) who is an anaesthetist and Intensive Care Consultant at Northampton hospital He has a website, Critical Care Northampton, from where he does regular reviews of some of the many issues one can find on Twitter. During this [...]

 CCP Podcast 031: From Lifesaver to LightSabre!! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:54

PLEASE go to to see the fantastic job this podcasts interviewee has done of making the teaching of basic life support so much easier. I was blown away when I came across it, even as an experienced ALS team member. It sucks you in and gets you involved. To the novice it is a wonderful [...]

 CCP Podcast 050: LeoPARDS Trial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:14

Levosimendan for the Prevention of Acute Organ Dysfunction in Sepsis Gavin and I try to peel apart the layers of the LeoPARDS Trial which assesses the benefits of levosimendan for the prevention of organ dysfunction in sepsis. It’s another interesting study which actually asks more questions that it answers, but all questions we may try to answer [...]

 CCP Podcast 023: Wash Your Mouth Out!! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Reducing ventilator associated pneumonia in adult patients through high standards of oral care: A historical control study Lee Cutler, Paula Sluman. Intensive and Critical care Nursing. 2014 Consultant Nurse Lee Cutler discusses the study he was involved in with his colleague Paula Sluman. Ventilator associated pneumonia is a big problem in the critical care environment so [...]

 CCP Podcast 041: PTSD in Critical Care. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:54

Dorothy Wade works as a chartered health psychologist in the Critical Care Unit at UCH. She is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and has a PhD in psychology and health care evaluation from University College London. She is available to support patients, families and staff in Critical Care. [...]

 CCP Podcast 062: Escalate the Patient! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is a discussion I had with Liz Staveacre (@lizzys39) who is Senior Critical Care Outreach Clinical Nurse Specialist at Northwick Park Hospital. Her Masters’ dissertation looked at the factors that influence whether nurses will escalate the patient when it is necessary. From the discussion, it would seem that there is still some work to be done. It [...]


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