Critical Content: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, November 2023

November 01, 2023

Video Transcript

Speaker: Robert C.Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH

Robert C.Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH: Welcome. My name is Robert Tasker and I'm your Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. November 2023. The whole issue devoted to cardiovascular medicine, CICU and congenital heart disease. First through the lens of Dr. Paul Checchia from Texas Children's Hospital. He provides us with an introduction to the whole issue and he focuses on two themes. The first is clinical cardiac pharmacology and physiology with highlighting papers on Fontan circulation and an open label study of vasopressin, an editorial using the cardiovascular simulator and a review article about cardiogenic shock. The second theme is airway management in the CICU. The first article is about failed extubation in a single center and this adds more granular data to the VPS and PC4 data sets that we saw previously. The two other articles on the theme of airway management are on tracheostomy, one on the truncus patients in the PHIS dataset and the other single center CICU dataset. Dr. Checchia asks where this is all going and to add to your reading there's an article from the ECLIPSE group of PALISI talking all about implementation science. Dr Checchia ends his foreword by talking about the next era of research and where we move on from here. So as not to leave our general readers to one side, I've also provided three editors choices and I've taken the perspective of what can generalists learn from our cardiovascular medicine colleagues. My first choice is on E-CPR in the pediatric cardiac patient by Lasa et al, using the VPS data set of 650 patients from 2010 to 2018. My second article is about vascular access in the CICU using tunneled femoral catheters by Mills et al, 161 patients, 2017 to 2021. The third article is POCUS competency training for pediatric critical care by Maxson et al, from the POCUS group of PALISI. So, a lot of information, a lot of good reading. I hope you enjoy. Thank you very much. See you next month.

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