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 047: Advanced Critical Care Practitioners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:21

This episode is in conjunction with my friends over at JICScast Segun Olusanya and James Day. We met with Dr Anna Batchelor, Carole Boulanger and Gavin Denton to discuss the role of the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, its impact on the service as a whole and what the future may look like for this growing [...]

 CCP Podcast- Summer Break | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:11 Very short episode…listen and you will hear why. See you in September 2015!!   Originally posted 2015-06-15 15:27:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 CCP Podcast 059: Surviving the ICU-The Patient Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:42

This is an episode featuring Dr Paul Wischmeyer (@Paul_wischmeyer) who is a doctor at the Department of Anesthesiology and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center. I noticed he had tweeted about a presentation (Surviving the ICU-The Patient Experience: What Patients Need Their Doctors to Know) he gave which was available on YouTube and [...]

 CCP Podcast 030: SMACC it! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:03

This podcast is a discussion with one of the main organisers of the SMACC event later this year, Oli Flower (@OliFlower). The conference is looming fast, in June of this year in Chicago. We discuss the past conferences and the ethos behind them and the upcoming one. Oli is also involved with the Intensive Care Network [...]

 CCP Podcast 016: The Strong Arm of Eric…YouTube Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:03

I have been an advocate of using YouTube for many years now and one of the YouTube resources I have used for a while now is that created by Dr Eric Strong. I love his style and he teaches a lot of subjects which I encounter in critical and emergency care. People often ask me [...]

 CCP Podcast 011: Social Media…Use it, don’t abuse it! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:11

Another busy time in the world of the Critical Care Practitioner! This episode focuses on a discussion I had with Kaye Rolls (@Kaye_rolls) Clinical Nurse Consultant at the Intensive Care Coordination & Monitoring Unit (ICCMU). She and I had a Twitter discussion around a couple of articles she had read about the use of social media [...]

 CCP Podcast 073: Bariatric Surgery in the Management of Obesity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:23

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Home Mechanical Ventilation Conference in June 2017 by Rachael Moses (@rachaelmoses) and Professor Nick Hart (@NickHartThorax) and this is one of the presentations I thought you might like to hear. Bariatric surgery has become almost routine now and Andrew Jenkinson tells us why. Diets will never seem [...]

 CCP Podcast 034: Mechanical Ventilation…Types of breath. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:52 In this podcast I carry on my conversation with Ollie Poole (@respreview) about some of the issues with mechanical ventilation. We talk about the different types of breath and why we use them. This then helps us identify some of the very confusing terms the ventilator companies use when describing their ventilator modes. We [...]

 CCP Podcast 058: Early Mobilisation. Do we know it works? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:32

This is a very interesting chat I had with Dr Bronwen Connolly who is a Consultant Clinical research Physiotherapist and an NIHR post-doctoral research fellow about early mobilisation in the critical care. She was asked to present at the ICS SOA 2016 to summarise key evidence published in 2016 examining physical rehabilitation in critical illness and [...]

 CCP Podcast 057: Papers of the Month | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:34

In this podcast episode, Gavin Denton and I look at three recent papers, breaking them down to try to help us and you understand some of their conclusions and how they reached them. Our notes can be found below. Dynamic light application therapy to reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in intensive care patients: [...]

 CCP Podcast 043: Why Won’t My Patient Sleep? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:10

Why Won’t My Patient Sleep! The Intensive Care patient will often lie awake at night, eyes wide open, clearly with no intention of sleeping. So why won’t the intensive care patient sleep? Perhaps we need to understand what happens during normal sleep and take it from there….. Stages of sleep Sleep is divided into non-rapid [...]

 CCP Podcast 008: Chat with Claire Flatt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:24

Claire is a staff nurse at the Heart of England NHS Trust and is very passionate about her job. She has only been qualified for about 6 months at the time of the interview, but her passion for nursing is very evident in the interview. She also discusses her role as a Caremaker which you [...]

 CCP Podcast 007: Chat with Bethan Bishop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:27

Bethan Bishop is Head of Innovation and Industry Engagement at the Heart of England NHS Trust in Birmingham. In this podcast she discusses how this role came about, having come from a background in the Pharmaceutical industry. She works as part of the MIDRU team which aims to help in the innovation process. She is [...]

 CCP Podcast 042: What angle should I sit my patient at? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:31

How high should I sit my patient? Should we measure the angle of the bed? I was lucky enough to be able to chat to Louise Rose again. She and I first had a conversation back on CCP Podcast 013: Mind and Body. In this episode we talk about a study she was involved in, [...]

 CCP Podcast 038: WeNurses Tweet Chat About Advanced Practitioners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:52

Myself and Tracey Starkey-Moore (@TraceyStarkeyMo) led a @WeNurses chat on the 1st October about Advanced Practitioners. You can find the Summary on the discussion on the WeCommunities website with the relevant key word clouds. Tracey and I then got together with Gavin Denton (@DentonGavin) and Jemma Owen (@JemmaOwen1) to discuss some of the key issues [...]


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