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 087: ECMO- How can I make the best referral? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:52

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO is one of those treatments we sometimes need to think about with our very sick patients. I recently had to make a referral to my local centre and doing so made me wonder what it is that the ECMO centres want from us to make the path smoother. So I [...]

 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 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 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 [...]

 CCP Podcast 082: FICE…Just Do It! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:40

This is a conversation I had with Marcus Peck (@ICUltrasonica) who is the chair of the FICE committee (Focussed Intensive Care Echocardiography) and Hannah Conway who is an ACCP at Glenfield Hospital and is VERY qualified when it comes to ultrasound and echocardiography. It would seem that Marcus and colleagues are very keen for us to do echo! [...]

 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 061: Papers of the Month: March 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Three more papers of the month for us to peruse. This time Gavin (@DentonGavin) and I are also joined by Sean Munnelly (@seanmunn). The CLASSIC trial. Restricting volumes of resuscitation fluid in adults with septic shock after initial management: the CLASSIC randomised, parallel-group, multicentre feasibility trial. Hjortrup et al.  Intensive Care Med. 2016 Nov;42(11):1695-1705. Epub [...]

 CCP Podcast 048:RSI- Which Drug? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:12

RSI My good friend Dr. Nitin Arora and I had a discussion about the various combinations of drugs which can be used during a rapid sequence induction or RSI and the reasons for giving them. Sometimes its not always evident why the doctor wants the drugs he asks for. Hopefully, in this podcast, some of [...]

 CCP Podcast 086: Psychology of patients, relatives and staff. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:30

The psychology of our patients, their relatives and the staff we work with is under discussion in this podcast. I managed to get Megan Hosey (@DrMeganHoseyPhD), a psychologist from Johns Hopkins, Dr Julie Highfield (@DrJulie_H), a psychologist from Cardiff and Dorothy Wade (@dwadepsych) a psychologist from London together to discuss these important issues. We talk about [...]

 CCP Podcast 025: Teresa Gets A Gong! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:42

I am lucky enough to get to chat to Teresa Chinn from @WeNurses. I first spoke with Teresa on my very first podcast and since then we have both grown our various enterprises. Teresa has been awarded an MBE in the New Years honours list this year and it is thoroughly deserved for all her [...]

 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 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 036: Head of Bed Elevation and Reflux. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:46

Lynn Schallom is a research scientist at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She published a paper ‘Head of Bed Elevation and Early Outcomes of Gastric Reflux, Aspiration, and Pressure Ulcers’ in the American Journal of Critical Care in January 2015. Head of Bed Elevation There is a conflict between the need to keep a patients head [...]

 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 019 : SepsisPAM analysed. Gav and Jonathan try to work it out! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:20

In an attempt to further my understanding of some of the methods used in research Gavin Denton (@dentongavin) and I had a discussion about the SepsisPAM trial below. This is a new approach on the podcast and one which I hope people will find useful. We go through the article using a systematic approach, and [...]


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