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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 CCP Podcast 055: Papers of the Month | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:59

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. Video laryngoscopy vs direct laryngoscopy on successful first pass orotracheal intubation amongst ICU patients. JAMA Jan [...]

 CCP Podcast 040: Why Won’t We Change? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:27

This episode features a chat with Fiona Moffat who is a lecturer in Physiotherapy and practising physiotherapist. She was involved in some LEAN thinking and is now interested in early mobilisation in the critical care world. As a social scientist she is also interested in how we get to normalise new technologies or interventions in health [...]

 CCP Podcast 017: Simon is one of the First 2 Act. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:43

Simon Cooper is an Associate Professor at Monash University in Australia and developed the First2Act website which looks at the management of the deteriorating patient using multi media teaching tools. The website is a free resource and will prove very helpful for those trying to work with this kind of patient. Some of the links [...]

 CCP Podcast 054: Nutrition Guidelines at ICSSOA2016 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:50

I was fortunate to be able to have a good chat at the ICS State of the Art 2016 conference with Roger Harris (@RogerrdHarris), Danni Bear (@Danni_Dietician), Ella Segaran @ESegaran) and Todd Rice about their interpretation of the Nutrition Guidelines released last year. Todd is one of the original authors and both Ella and Danni [...]

 CCP Podcast 001: Introduction and Interview with Teresa Chinn from @WeNurses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:19

Welcome to the first ever podcast from Critical Care Practitioner. This is an exciting project for me and I hope one that will continue to develop and improve over time. The intention is to cover a variety of subjects from those directly linked to critical care such as research, learning resources, websites involved in critical [...]

 CCP Podcast 027: Crew Resource Management Continued | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:52

CCP Podcast 026 was myself and Ken Spearpoint (@K_G_Spearpoint) talking about some of the issues around Crew resource Management. We continue the conversation in this episode and maybe even arrive at some conclusions….maybe!!   Originally posted 2015-02-11 20:38:55. 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: 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 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 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 004 : Great Medical Podcasts to Listen To. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:53

This episode of the Critical Care Practitioner is going to focus on some of the other podcasts I listen to which influence my practice as a critical care practitioner and which I think will be useful to those of you pout there who want to keep up to date with current practice and thinking. How [...]

 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 053: Nutrition Guidelines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:19

Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) This is an update and expansion of the previous nutrition guidelines and this is a summary of the some of the key points. I [...]

 CCP Podcast 051: ICU Follow Up Clinics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:27

This is an episode I recorded with Professor Stephen Brett, outgoing President of the Intensive Care Society at the State of the Art meeting 2016 about the merits of the ICU Follow Up Clinics. During the conference, he had had a pro-con debate with Brian Cuthbertson who is Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at [...]

 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 [...]


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