Lightning rounds #26: How we follow the medical literature

We discuss our approach to keeping up with research, learn about new studies, interpret them, and some general thoughts on how to apply new literature to our practice.

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Lightning rounds #25: FailureFest! (Why we’re bad and so are you)

A candid discussion of our flaws, mistakes, weaknesses, and errors, and a look at why it’s important to reflect on these things in medicine, acknowledge them, and try to improve.

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Lightning rounds #24: Getting into leadership roles

After our recent episodes on publishing papers and giving talks, we close off with a review of leadership and academic rank: sitting on committees, educational roles, faculty appointments, and more.

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Lightning rounds #23: How we do end-of-life care

A general discussion about how we recognize patients are dying, how we steer into discussions regarding goals of care, and the many biases and errors we often bring to the table.

Two-part blog post at Critical Concepts on palliative care ICU admissions, including a detailed script for the conversation.

Three-part blog post at Critical Concepts on our biases

Lightning rounds #22: Our drugs of choice

Bryan and Brandon go through their default, go-to drugs for common clinical indications in the ICU: stress ulcer prophylaxis, empiric antibiotics, hypertension, and more.

Lightning rounds #21: CME, merch, Patreon, and other podcast updates

Updates on the podcast, including how to claim credit for continuing education, how to support us by becoming a patron or buying merchandise, and our general perspective on making money through free medical education.

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Lightning rounds #20: Being efficient

Brandon and Bryan chat about tricks and methods of increasing efficiency and getting things done at work.

Lightning rounds #19: How to write a journal article

Continuing the discussion from last Lightning Rounds about presenting at conferences, Brandon and Bryan chat about writing for peer-reviewed journals: why, how, and the process from choosing co-authors to choosing journals to navigating the submission.

Lightning rounds #18: How to give a conference presentation

Brandon and Bryan chat about academic presentations… how to prepare and submit them, selecting the right venue, giving a good talk, and the elephant in the room: why to do it at all.

Lightning rounds #17: Reading chest x-rays

Brandon and Bryan share their approaches to the chest x-ray in the ICU. Plus: Bryan’s an FCCM!

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