Several psychiatric medications prolong the QTc interval and place patients at risk of the dreaded torsade de pointes. Some patients are particularly vulnerable to QTc prolongation: the elderly, patients with heart disease and electrolyte imbalances, and patients taking certain medications, like thioridazine and ziprasidone. In this podcast, we provide a step-by-step guide so that you can keep your patients safe from this cardiovascular side effect.
Delirium is widespread among patients in ICUs and surgery units. In this podcast, we will review the workup and management of this common condition and give you tips to help prevent it in high-risk patients
Whether due to COVID, conflict, climate, or common car crashes, children often lose their caregiver at the same time they experience trauma. Our podcast with Julian Ford will help you understand the proposed diagnostic criteria and ideas for intervention for this complex developmental trauma disorder.