Posts in Critical Care
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Podcast Written by: Dr. Leah Kosyakovsky (Internal Medicine Resident)

Reviewed by: Dr. Florence Morriello (General Internist, Critical Care) and Dr. Stephen Lapinsky (Critical Care)

Infographic by: Caitlyn Vlasschaert (Medical Student)


1) ARMA Trial: Ventilation with Lower Tidal Volumes as Compared with Traditional Tidal Volumes for Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

2) Radiopaedia: ARDS X-Rays

3) EOLIA Trial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Ask a Fellow: The Fatal Mismatch- Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Podcast recorded with: Dr. Kim Lewis (Critical Care Fellow)
Reviewed by: Dr. Waleed Alhazzani (Intensivist and Gastroenterologist)
Infographic by: Rachel Ahle (Physician Assistant Student)


  1. (Thrombosis Canada) Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis and Management

  2. ACC/ACH Guidelines: Acute Management of Pulmonary Embolism

  3. POCUS Images: Massive Pulmonary Embolism

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Dousing the Flames - Sepsis

Podcast written by: Dr. Laiya Carayannopoulos (Internal Medicine Resident)
Reviewed by: Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud (Intensivist, President of Canadian Sepsis Foundation), Dr. Waleed Alhazzani (Intensivist and Gastroenterologist, Methodology Chair of Surviving Sepsis Campaign), and Dr. Rebecca Kruisselbrink (Intensivist and General Internist)

Infographic by: Rachel Ahle (Physician Assistant Student)


  1. Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2016 Guidelines

  2. Canadian Sepsis Foundation

  3. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)

  4. Churpek, M. Quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Early Warning Scores for Detecting Clinical Deterioration in Infected Patients outside the Intensive Care Unit

  5. Fernando, SM. Prognostic Accuracy of the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment for Mortality in Patients With Suspected Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.