Arterial Lines
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by Michael Morriss
9M ago
The following episode covers the basics of correctly setting up arterial lines, interpreting waveforms, troubleshooting, and removal.  ..read more
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Electrolytes: Magnesium
The World of Critical Care
by Michael Morriss
10M ago
The following episode covers the critical physiological functioning of magnesium. The episode covers lab values, hypomagnesemia and Hypermagnesemia.    For further reading: I highly recommend Ak lectures for a serious physiological deep dive. https://aklectures.com https://emcrit.org/ibcc/hypomagnesemia/ https://emcrit.org/ibcc/hypermagnesemia/   ..read more
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Electrolytes: Hyperkalemia
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by Michael Morriss
11M ago
The following episode covers the basics of managing hyperkalemia in the ICU.        For further reading: https://emcrit.org/ibcc/hyperkalemia/   ..read more
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Electrolytes: Hypokalemia
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by Michael Morriss
11M ago
The following episode covers the basics of hypokalemia. The episode discusses the three primary causes of hypokalemia, the clinical manifestations, and general resuscitation guidance.    For further reading: https://emcrit.org/ibcc/hypokalemia/   ..read more
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Electrolytes: potassium introduction
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by Michael Morriss
11M ago
The following episode covers the basics of potassium as an electrolyte in critical care.  ..read more
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Spontaneous breathing trial (SBT)
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by Michael Morriss
1y ago
Nurse lead spontaneous breathing trials is a common aspect of recovering hearts in the CVICU. But SBT's are common in a wide variety of ICU settings. This episode covers the basics of successful SBT's.  ..read more
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SvO2 (mixed venous oxygen saturation)
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by Michael Morriss
1y ago
One of the most common lab values I have questions about from new nurses is the SvO2 and how it is used as an approximation for cardiac output. As a followup up to the episode on taking hearts this episode considers one of the most common lab values used in critical care to approximate cardiac output.  ..read more
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Post-operative ”Hearts” in the CVICU/ICU
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by Michael Morriss
1y ago
Caring for post operative CVOR patients can be one of the most rewarding and challenging shifts for a CVICU/ICU nurse. The following episode covers the basics of pre-operative assessment, intra-operative analysis, and post-operative care. By no means comprehensive, the episode seeks to cover the basics and provide a steady foundation for growth.  ..read more
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Electrolytes: hyponatremia
The World of Critical Care
by Michael Morriss
1y ago
The following episode covers the basics of hyponatremia. This episode is a bit longer than most but the prevalence of hyponatremia in critical care warrants a slightly longer conversation.  For further reading on hyponatremia: https://emcrit.org/ibcc/hyponatremia/   ..read more
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Electrolytes: sodium’s role in cardiac muscle cells
The World of Critical Care
by Michael Morriss
1y ago
The following episode covers the action potential in cardiac muscle cells with specific attention on the role of sodium.      For further learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUbgcqo_IOg   ..read more
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