“Cardiopulmonary Interactions” by Jordan Rettig for OPENPediatrics

Cardiopulmonary Interactions by Dr. Jordan Rettig. Hello, my name is Jordan Rettig, and I’m an Attending Physician in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Today, I’ll be discussing cardiopulmonary interactions with particular attention towards positive pressure ventilation. So I want to just start by illustrating the differences between a positive pressure…

Hemodynamics Part 2

Watch Hemodynamics Part 1 before watching this video CVP=Central Venous Pressure 2-6 mmHg (go by what your program uses as the normal values) CVP=Right Atrial Pressure CVP can be measured using the distal port of a central venous catheter CVP=Right Atrial Pressure=Preload Volume affects CVP readings CVP helps guide fluid volume replacement Cardiac output ranges…

“Function of Surfactant” by Brian Walsh for OPENPediatrics

Function of Surfactant, by Dr. Brian Walsh. So what is surfactant? Endogenous surfactant is a biochemical compound composed of phospholipids, neutral lipids, and proteins that form a layer between the terminal airways, alveolar surfaces, and alveolar gas. Surfactant is secreted by type II pneumocytes and functions to reduce collapse during end exhalation by decreasing surface…

Pulmonology and Critical Care: Nicholas James, DO

I really care about my patients. As I was going through college and learning about biology I really was fascinated by human– human anatomy and disease states and I think that medicine affords the ability to really delve into that and translate that knowledge into helping patients get better. Some of the most common conditions…