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 085: Papers of the Month March 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:49

Gavin Denton and I get together again to review a couple of recent papers that have some bearing on our practice. Welcome to the Papers of the month. This month we cover Check Up- Position- “A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Ramped Position vs Sniffing Position During Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults” and the APRV trial –BILEVEL-APRV  [...]

 CCP Podcast 084: Audits on some ACCPs skills with Gavin Denton. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:44

ACCPs skills are many and varied as those of you who do the job will know. My friend Gavin Denton (@DentonGavin) has conducted 3 different audits along with his colleagues at the Heart of England NHS trust. In this podcast he presents some of the very interesting findings. I think it proves that we are very worth the time [...]

 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 072: The Two Jonnys Do Twitter July 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:11

NOT The Two Ronnies…but The Two Jonnys….and Twitter! This is the fourth 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 045: Simple Things to Help Them Sleep. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:20

Characterisation of sleep in intensive care using 24-hour polysomnography: an observational study. This was a very enlightening discussion with Rosalind Elliott from Sydney about her study. Our poor ITU patients are struggling to get any decent sleep- what can we do to help them? Rosalind Elliott qualified as a nurse in London, England in the [...]

 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 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 056: Got to help them cough! With Rachael Moses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:57

Selecting the intervention in Intubated patients: Evidence, Guidelines and Clinical Application This is a chat with Rachael Moses (@rachaelmoses) who is a consultant respiratory physiotherapist. I noticed from a twitter post that she had been at a meeting and presented on the above topic. She was kind enough to chat with me for the podcast. [...]

 CCP Podcast 028: James DuCanto Talks Intubation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:29

I love the world of social media. It was through the medium of Twitter that I was able to connect with James DuCanto (@jducanto)who is an anesthesiologist at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin. Gavin Denton (@DentonGavin) and I picked his brains about some of the pitfalls in intubation especially for those not so experienced but [...]

 CCP Podcast 067: Papers of the Month June 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:58

The three boys get together again to talk about the papers of the month.   A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Ramped Position versus Sniffing Position during Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults Semler et al, 2017.   Clinical question. In critically ill adults requiring endotracheal intubation, does the ramped position increase the lowest oxygen saturation [...]

 CCP Podcast 021: Jesses’ Show! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:44

Happy Christmas all! A usurper (Jesse Spurr- Injectable Orange) takes the reins in this episode which allows Jonathan to talk about himself. Hope thats not too narcissistic! Some old guests make an appearance as well. Hope you enjoy it and Have a great Christmas.   Originally posted 2014-12-18 21:44:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 CCP Podcast 052: Chronic Critical Illness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:28

Desarmenien. The chronic critical illness: a new disease in intensive care. Swiss Med Wkly 2016;146:w14336 This paper is one from the Swiss Medical Weekly 2016 and is a description of the efforts to develop what they call a multi modal care management approach to those patients at risk of chronic critical illness. They call these [...]

 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 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 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 [...]


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