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A geriatrics and palliative care podcast for every health care professional. We invite the brightest minds in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care to talk about the topics that you care most about, ranging from recently published research in the field to controversies that keep us up at night. You'll laugh, learn and maybe sing along. Hosted by Eric Widera and Alex Smith.
 
"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, "heavy lies the helmet" refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly what ...
 
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What would it take to transform dementia care? While a lot of hope and money is being put into new monoclonal amyloid antibodies like lecanemab, the evidence is that while they are great in reducing amyloid in the brain for those with early Alzheimer’s disease, the effects are at best modest in slowing down the decline in cognition and function (mo…
 
It's not clinical. It's not non-clinical, really. Celebrating our 100th full podcast episode, Bryan and Mike sit down in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 format and make fun of our 1st episodes ever. If you're looking for some light-hearted entertainment including a reflection of how far the platform as come, this is the podcast for you. And one last…
 
Assisted Living Communities (no longer preferable to call them Assisted Living Facilities, as we learned on the podcast) are…what, exactly? That’s the central question on today’s podcast. The problem is the tremendous heterogeneity in services offered and quality of care. If you’ve seen one Assisted Living Community you’ve seen one Assisted Living …
 
Health care professionals are human, and as humans we experience loss both in and out of work. You’d imagine though that our professional expertise and experiences in helping patients and families cope with loss and grief would be helpful in managing our own personal losses. Turns out, it’s maybe not. That was the lesson I learned from reading a ne…
 
Based on the Crash and Learn 2022 special feature presentation, we sit down with Jonathan Godfrey and Chris Stevenson to discuss the EMS helicopter crash that had a dramatic effect on both of their lives. Jonathan is the sole survivor of a 3-person crew, and Chris was part of his leadership team at the time of the incident. We carefully examine bot…
 
Dr. Faith Fitzgerald once quipped that prognostic modeling is the “punctilious quantification of the amorphous.” She has a point. Prognosis is inherently uncertain. As Alex Lee says on our podcast today, all prognostic models will be wrong (in some circumstances and for some patients); our job is to make prognostic models that are clinically useful…
 
Listen to our Black History Month Podcast Chaired by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group Member, Dr Sekina Bakare, as she talks to colleagues about using the Society to promote change and addressing the issues faced/needs of black people within the intensive care worforce. Dr Sekina Bakare - Intensive Care Trainee Dr Hakeem Yusuff MRCP FRCA FFI…
 
The Department of Health and Human Services helps to guide billions of dollars in investment and direction in research, policy, and health care. The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), within the HHS, is the principal advisor to the Secretary of HHS on health policy, ranging from legislation to strategic planning to research. Ho…
 
Whether it is upper or lower, gastrointestinal hemorrhages can present in a variety of ways from a variety of sources. Bleeding esophageal varices, in particular, can be life-threatening. How do we manage these patients? When is it appropriate to establish an advanced airway? Are gastrointestinal tubes contraindicated even though the patient is vom…
 
When I’m on service these days there is inevitably a moment when a resident says “Patient so-and-so is on X” - and I have absolutely no idea what X is. Modern subspecialist practice advances at such a remarkably rapid pace, it can be hard to keep up. In this context, we’re excited to hear from infectious disease experts and nephrologists about upda…
 
Earlier this year palliative care was the correct response to the following clue on the game show Jeopardy: From a Latin word for “to cloak”, it’s the type of care given to seriously ill patients to provide comfort without curing What struck me most was not that palliative care was a question, nor that it made it seem that palliative care isn’t pro…
 
Have you had difficulty managing a particular type of cancer pain? For me it’s radiation induced mucositis/esophagitis. Janet Abrahm is one of the world’s experts in pain and symptom management for patients with cancer joins us to talk about (among other things): Ketamine for hyperalgesia and allodynia, how to treat dissociative side effects Lidoca…
 
Whether it's radio or bedside reporting, communication is a requirement of safely handing off patients. How do we build confidence in our ability to communicate about our patients? How do we develop qualities such as professionalism, accuracy, and conciseness that are essential to our reports? And if we experience interpersonal conflict, how do we …
 
Have you ever had that moment when talking to a patient, when you realized that the phrase you just uttered, which you’ve uttered a hundred times before, came out rote and scripted? Maybe some phrase you learned from a prominent podcast or VitalTalk? And in response, the family or patient looked at you like you were from another planet? Yeah, I’ve …
 
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of valvular heart disease for patients with severe aortic stenosis, a condition that affects one in ten adults older than the age of 80. The rates of TAVR have also risen dramatically in the last decade. In 2019, the number of TAVRs exceeded surgical aortic valve replace…
 
Holly Prigerson recalls the moments in which she started investigating prolonged grief disorder. She recalls being “a social scientist [Holly] in room a full of psychiatrists,” who recognized a diagnostic gap in people experiencing profound and potentially harmful grief far after the death of a loved one. This led her on a remarkable journey. Holly…
 
In day-to-day practice, It’s hard to imagine providing excellent hospice or palliative care services without access to a team social worker. Social workers augment a team’s ability to provide whole-person care, often aiding to identify and meaningfully address the wide variety of challenges and unmet needs faced by individuals and families facing s…
 
Having an appropriate mindset is crucial when it comes to airway management, particularly in a prehospital and/or emergency setting. Whether it's team dynamics or the tools at our disposal, we need to have a different outlook when it comes to addressing the A in ABC's. If you are looking for a comprehensive guide on how to RSI, this is not the epis…
 
Two major shifts are transforming the landscape of hospice. First, private equity firms are gobbling up hospices. As Melissa Aldridge, a health services researcher and former banker explains, we should be very concerned. Private equity firms try to turn companies as profitable as possible within 3-5 years. Thus, they have little in the way of long …
 
Today we have the honor of interviewing Susan Block, MD, one of the pioneering leaders in the fields of palliative care, particularly psychosocial aspects of palliative care. Susan led the Project on Death in America’s Faculty Scholars program, used her dual training in internal medicine and psychiatry to shine a light on psychosocial aspects of pa…
 
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is always in the back of our minds when treating polytrauma patients. Unfortunately, the evidence has a controversial history. More and more, we are reminded of how a basic approach is much more important than other therapies that have little evidence to support their effectiveness. In fact, some may even cause harm. Tu…
 
A year ago we did our first “Deprescribing Super Special”. Today we are coming back for more (or less given the content), talking about the following articles with their lead authors: First up, we talk with Ariel Green about her article in JAMA Network on preferred phrases a clinician may use to explain why they should reduce or stop the medication…
 
We are fortunate today to interview two oncologists whose research has catapulted palliative care forward: Jennifer Temel, author of the landmark NEJM study on early outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced lung cancer; and Areej El-Jawahri, author of the landmark JAMA article on inpatient palliative care for patients with blood cancer…
 
The science of balancing safety and independence of older drivers has come a long way. Some key points from our podcast today with Emmy Betz (emergency physician-researcher) and Terri Cassidy (occupational therapist and certified driving rehab specialist) include: It’s no longer gouache to say “taking away the keys” - which sound punitive and risks…
 
Heat illness is prevalent around this time of year. And compared to hypothermia, hyperthermia has a lower threshold for danger. From heat cramps to heat stroke, clinicians need to know how to identify and treat each stage appropriately. But what contributes to severe heat illness? How do we treat each stage of illness? And how much time do we have …
 
“Imagine that you are the medical director of a large (>150 bed) nursing home. Two-thirds of the patients in the home now have COVID-19. Seventeen of your patients are dead. The other physicians who previously saw patients in the nursing home are no longer coming to your facility because you have COVID positive patients. You’re short on gowns and f…
 
On today’s podcast we welcome back Haider Warraich to talk about pain. Now this may surprise our frequent listeners as we have had Haider on before to talk about heart failure as well as palliative inotropes, so why are we having him come on to talk about pain? . Well, Haider has an intimate relationship with pain, having experienced chronic pain h…
 
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