Critical Care Practitioner As I Learn, You Learn Too


Learning Resources

I hope these are helpful

I have worked over the last few years to chat with others around the world about changes and developments in critical care. Feel free to feedback.

I am a very visual learner and find it much easier to learn from YouTube than anywhere else. So, inspired, I made some of my own!

I have had to understand many subjects over the years and as I have done so I have written my notes down on the website. Hope they help.

My name is Jonathan Downham and I am an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner in Warwick, UK.

I have worked in Critical Care for over 20 years now and have learned many things whilst there. This site has some of my teaching resources, podcasts and videos for anyone else to benefit from.

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Most Recent Podcasts

You can find the rest via whichever pod catcher you choose

Just search for the 'Critical Care Practitioner' podcast.

CCP Podcast 142: Advanced Practice Proving its Worth. 

My good friend and colleague Rob Fenwick (@robfenwick) and I chatted about the article he was involved in "Productivity of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in Emergency Medicine: A 1-year dual-centre retrospective analysis"

Rob is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in the West Midlands in the Emergency Medicine department. He is also one of the members of the fabulous podcast The Resus Room (@TheResusRoom) which I highly recommend!

CCP Podcast 141: ARDS- how we treat it. 

This is a discussion with Dr Mark Ramzy, an EM and Critical Care Doctor in Pittsburgh. 
His infographic on the various options open to us in the treatment of the patient with ARDS caught my eye on twitter so I managed to chat to him about it.

CCP Podcast 140: Proning from bench to bedside. 

I am joined by Yogesh Apte, a doctor based in Australia, who recently went through a plan, do, study, act cycle with his team in critical care to ensure they prone well and safely. The article this is based on is below.

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, translating research and implementing practice change from bench to bedside in the era of coronavirus disease 2019

CCP Podcast 139: ICU Follow Up Clinics

This is a discussion I had with several others on Facebook Live about setting up and the use of ICU Follow Up Clinics. Some of those on the panel were new to it and some had existing clinics so shared valuable information.

CCP Podcast 138: In Situ Simulation

Kimberley Kirkbright presented her poster at the recent virtual BACCN 2020 conference. She is a keen user of in situ simulation in her department and has set up a program to make it effective. We can all learn something from this.

CCP Podcast 137: VR and Critical Care. Really?!

Here my friend Jon White (@TechNurseJon) chats with Suzanne Lee (@TheHappyLass) founder of Pivotal Reality, VR AR Consultancy for apps with purpose and VR for Dementia specialist, about how we could start thinking about VR in Critical Care.

CCP Podcast 136: Delirium with David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch (@DAaronovitch) is a journalist, author and regular reporter with The Times. He was also an intensive care patient and suffered with a frightening delirium. We discuss this along with Dr Julie Highfield (@DrJulie_H) to see how we as intensive care practitioners can help.

CCP Podcast 135: COVID-19 and Ethics

A conversation between Zudin Puthucheary, Senior lecturer and consultant in intensive care medicine, Dr Caroline Sampson, consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, deputy director for Adult ECMO, Glenfield Hospital and Dr Dan Harvey, Intensive care consultant, Nottingham University Hospitals and a member of the legal and ethical advisory group of the Intensive Care Society who is the author of "CRITCON-Pandemic Levels: a stepwise ethical approach to clinician responsibility." 

Guidelines for the management of tracheal intubation in critically ill adults

Having read the guidelines I made these infographics. They are FREE. Just let me know your email address and they will be sent to you.

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