The COVID Episode: What Do We Know Now?

We’re a year into the pandemic and, as a nurse, I’m curious: what have we learned are the best practices for treating COVID in the hospital? I sat down with a returning guest, Dr. Cyrus Shariat, an intensivist, and asked him about COVID pathophysiology, management of respiratory failure, medications, and risk of thromboembolism. 

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Intensivist Interview: Acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal syndrome

Intoxicated patients in ED and alcohol withdrawal syndrome — Dr. Natalie Htet and I bust some myths about caring for drunk patients in emergency as well as dive into the complexities of alcohol withdrawal.

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Intensivist Interview: Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)

For this episode I interviewed Dr. Cyrus Shariat, who is an intensivist, about rapid sequence intubation (RSI).  We talked about what happens during RSI and, specifically, how nurses can help facilitate this high stakes procedure.

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