January 13, 2022

Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Conversation with Wes Ely

As we start a new year, we look forward with the hope to grow and improve critical care medicine. In today’s episode of the podcast, we will discuss a path forward focused on healing, recovery, and transformation.

Our guest is Dr. Wes Ely, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and co-director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS Center). Dr. Ely is the author of Every Deep-Drawn Breath – a wonderful book that will guide our discussion in this episode.

Additional Resources:
Link to the CIBS Center website, which contains a wealth of resources for intensivists on the topic of delirium: https://www.icudelirium.org
Kaleidoscope by Wes Ely: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25599355/
Don’t give COVID-19 long-haulers the Silent Treatment by Wes Ely: https://bit.ly/3GfgJbC
ABCDEF Bundle and Supportive ICU Practices for Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection - An International Point Prevalence Study. K Liu, et al. Critical Care Explorations 2021: https://bit.ly/3qepqgS
Caring for Critically Ill Patients with the ABCDEF Bundle - Results of the ICU Liberation Collaborative in Over 15,000 Adults: https://bit.ly/3FeX0Hw

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
Every Deep-Drawn Breath by Wes Ely: https://www.icudelirium.org/every-deep-drawn-breath
In Shock by Rana Awdish: https://amzn.to/3JY9p6n
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis: https://amzn.to/339MJ2m
East of Eden by John Steinbeck: https://amzn.to/3JXpRDN